International Francophone Institute



July 2, 1993: Vietnam Government and  Association des universités partiellement ou entièrement de langue française - AUPELF-UREF (currently Agence universitaire de la Francophonie), signed the agreement to implementation of the project: “Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Informatique”.

May 13, 1997: Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Informatique was established under the decision No. 1549/GD-ĐT by Minister for  Education and Training  and granted of Francophonie University Association (AUF) with the main academic program: Master of Information Technology (IT) in French.  After 26 years, the IT Master program has been a traditional and highly prestigious part of IFI. So far, IFI has produced more than 600 students from 30 countries, about 50% of them have gone on to PhD level in developed countries.

In addition, IFI also has many achievements in scientific research as well as international research cooperation, especially with partners in the Francophone Community.

November 15, 2010: IFI was transferred to Vietnam National University, Hanoi according to the decision No. 5206/QĐ-BGDĐT of  Minister for  Education and Training

In 2012:  IFI ‘s  development is marked by the integration of PUF Hanoi.

PUF Hanoi was created under the agreement between the government of Vietnam and France in 2004. Until now, PUF Hanoi has organized 8 academic programs in Management, Finance, Social Studies, Law and Tourism with a total of 726 students.

On January 23, 2015, PUF Hanoi was renamed as Center for University Programs Management and Continuing Education under the direct control of IFI.

- November 18, 2014: The Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Informatique has changed its name as International Francophone Institute according to the decision No 4299 /QĐ- ĐHQGHN of VNU Director on the activities expansion and IFI's development into a high-quality multidisciplinary international research and training institution.

On January 1, 2018 IFI French name has changed as Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Innovation.