DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPING
Department of Horticulture and Landscaping belongs to Faculty of Agronomy, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (formerly named University of Agro-forestry and later University of Agriculture I). The department is responsible for training, researcha and transfer technologies in the field of horticultural crops. For over 60 years of development, the department of Horticulture and Landscaping has educated many generations aof staff, officials and students possessing in depth expertise for horticultural sector of Vietnm. In addition to the strength in horticulture, department has developed the landscaping major from 2007 to meet the society’s requirements. Along with achievements in education, the staff of the department have constantly innovated, researched and successfully transferred many advanced techniques into crop production. Following and inheriting previous achievements, staff and lecturers of the department have continuously made the best effort for the development and globalization of the Vietnamese horticultural sector.
- Year 1965: Group of Horticulture, Faculty of Planting
- From 1974 to 1984: Group of Horticulture, Deparment of Plants, Faculty of Planting
- From 1988 to 1992:
+ Group of Fruit trees, belonging to the Research Center of Fruit trees
+ Group of Vegetables, belonging to Department of Cereal crops and Foods, Faculty of Plants
- From 1992 to 2016: Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agronomy
- From 2016 up to present: Department of Horticulture and Landscaping, Faculty of Agronomy
The facility system is sufficiently equiped for students to study and best practices with one meeting/seminar hall, one laboratory invested by the Netherlands, one high technology greenhouse supported by Israel Embassy, three practical rooms, and one research room for students, four plasstic houses and an area of over 2000 m2 for field practicals in which an area of 200 m2 is for planting fruit trees for practicals, 500 m2 is for field practicals, and the rest area for research activities).
A mini-library is equiped with more than 150 books for majors and many reading materials for research.
- Up to 2016, the department has been responsible for teaching 31 courses of several majors: Horticulture and Landscaping, Plant sciences, advanced crop sciences, plant pathology, Plant genetics and breeding, Agronomical engineer, agricultural technical education, and three courses for postgraduate education.
- The department has educated 10 PhDs, and is currently supervising 6 PhD candidates, over 200 Masters, 22 Bachelors of horticulture, and over 300 bachelors of Horticulture and Landscaping, and thousands of Bachelors of Plant sciences.
- The lecturers of the departments are first authors/ co-authors of 05 textbooks, many lectures for the courses of the departments, and over 15 reference books, monographs in the field of Horticulture and Landscaping for teaching and transferring technologies inside and outside the University.
- The department has developed the Professional Oriented Higher Education (POHE) program. After 11 years of enrollments, the program has attracted students with its admission grade criterium higher than the averaged admission grade of the University (VNUA).
- To follow the achievements of the former generations, the department has been conducting one national project, one fundamental research project at the national level (Nafosted Funding), seven projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Training, and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, many projects funded by provinces and city of the country, and many others international collaboration and local collaboration projects in horticulture and landscaping.
- The lecturers of the deparment have published/being co-authors of more than 70 scientific articles in professional domestic and international peer-reviewed journals, and publised many reference reading materials in horticulture and landscaping.
- Some fruit tree varieties were approved and introduced to broad production. Many technical procedures have been recognized and approved as technical advancements. Several vegetable and flower potential hybrid lines/varieties have been sucessfulled crossed, which are potential to introduce into the commercial production.
With obtained achievements, the department has been awarded certificates of merit, Certificate of merit from the Ministry of Education and Training, and from the University for the development, enhancement of the program. The lecturers of the department have received many certificates of merit from different management levels.