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[ Updated (18/01/2021) ]

On the 18th anniversary of the establishment of Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (25/12/2002 – 25/12/2020), a ceremony was held to celebrate the Traditional Day, December 25th, and put up nameplates for the University’s gates, internal streets and parks in order to create favorable conditions for staffs, students and visitors to the University to travel, contributing to creating a separate culture for the University.

Ever since establishment, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy has been striving for tremendous progress in many areas, from affirming domestic and international cooperation programs, expanding scale of education to furthering scientific research activities; the number of scientific research projects, domestic and international conferences, seminars and published scientific articles of the University rise annually. 

In regard to postgraduate education, in 2019, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy included training programs for all levels of study (Specialist Level 1 Medical Doctor, Specialist Level 2 Medical Doctor, Intern, Masters, PhD), attracting a growing number of graduate students over the years. In 2003, the University trained nearly 2000 students, by 2018, that number had increased six-fold. 


Figure 1. The scale of postgraduate training


Figure 2. Student scale in second period (2003 – 2018)


Figure 3. The average number of projects

In 2015, CTUMP had 10 international projects; in 2019, the number of international projects had increased three-fold with 30 projects ongoing. The average number of projects, seminars, conferences (from 2017 until now) rose more than three times compared with the 2003 – 2008 period. Up to the period 2015-2019, the University had 21 Can Tho Medical and Pharmaceutical Journals, nearly 2 times higher than the period 2010-2015 (not including 04 issues of journals published (22-25) in 2019).


Figure 4. The number of internationally published projects


Figure 5. The number of conferences or seminars/workshop at CTUMP


Figure 6. The published issues of Scientific Research Journals (2010-2015) and Can Tho Journal of Medicine and Pharmacy (2015-2019)

In the recent years, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy has been developing international cooperation, and there are many delegations come to work and study: MEET (USA), University of Washington (USA), University of Texas (USA), Ghent University (Belgium), HELVIETMED (Switzerland), The Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Chung Chou University (Taiwan), International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam (IPSAC-VN), Mahasharakham University (Thailand),…. The number of delegations at the University differ according to each field and units in charge from the period 2015-2019.


 Figure 7. The number of groups entering and the number of visitors according to each field

Figure 8. The number of in charge delegations in 2015 – 2019

In the coming years, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy shall continue to further development on the base of accomplished achievements; in pursuit of set goals of education and training, scientific research, cooperation with domestic and international institutions. These objectives shall be the first priority in the development of the University.

 For further information, please contact:

Scientific Research and International Cooperation Office


Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy

179 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Vietnam

Telephone: (84) 292 3739809;        Email:


Scientific Research and International Cooperation Office

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