175 Tay Son, Dong Da District, Hanoi
A public university under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Thuyloi University is recognized as the leading technical university in the field of water resources. It was founded in 1959 as the Academy of Water Resources and Electricity and was assigned the main responsibilities for training and research in water resources and hydropower to satisfy the country’s needs. In 2013, the official English name of the University was changed from Water Resources University (WRU) to Thuyloi University (TLU).
Due to the increasingly diverse human resource needs, TLU has changed from only focusing on narrow specializations of the water sector to multi-discipline curricula, including water resources, hydropower, mechanics, transportation, construction, water supply and sewerage, information technology, information systems, software engineering, natural resources, environment, disaster management, economics and climate change at all levels from junior college to post-graduate. Currently, TLU offers 28 undergraduate programs, 21 master's programs and 11 doctoral programs.
TLU has been a consistent source of human resources for government agencies, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or their provincial Departments and Institutes.