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About the School of Engineering Physics

The School of Engineering Physics (abbreviated SEP) was established on January 23, 1985 under the Decree No. 13/HDBT of the Council of Ministers of Vietnam, now is Government of Vietnam on the basis of three departments of Mathematics – Physics Faculty at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST): Department of General Physics, Department of Solid Physics and Department of Nuclear Physics. SEP is the first institute in the nation to establish an organizational model capable of combining scientific research, training and technology transfer for economic and defense purposes.

SEP is a nation-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest school in the Physics-researching nation.

The predecessor of SEP is the Department of Physics – one of the first to make a lot of contribution to the training, scientific research and construction of HUST.

In June 2008, due to growing demand, the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Environmental Physics separated from SEP and became the School of Nuclear Engineering and Environmental Physics under HUST. By November 2018, according to the HUST’s planning, the School of Nuclear Engineering and Environmental Physics merged and became a Department of SEP. SEP’s organization currently consists of 1 Head Office, 6 Departments (Dept. of General Physics, Dept. of Theoretical Physics, Dept. of Electronic Materials, Dept. of Computational Physics, Dept. of Optics and Optoelectronics, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Environment Physics).

Currently, SEP has a total of 82 staffs, including 2 Professors, 20 Associate Professors, 1 Doctor of Science, 50 Doctors, and 26 Masters.

In terms of training, SEP has trained hundreds of engineering physics engineers, more than 100 master’s and graduate students, taught more than 50 regular students and dozens of in-service and college courses; professional training for nearly 500 teaching staff of universities, colleges and high schools throughout the country.

The GK team members discussed the schematic diagram of the MK-42 control head of the smart magnetic bomb (photo in 1972).

In scientific research, SEP’s staffs have participated in and successfully completed many state and ministerial projects. In particular, research results of the GK1 project on detecting magnetic bombs of the US received the Order of Ho Chi Minh. In addition, SEP has conducted exploration to detect defects serving the protection of oil pipelines in the war against the US, protection of bridges, providing many Physics teaching equipment for over 50 Universities, Colleges and High schools, providing neon sign technology lines and high-voltage sources for many units, and also providing solar power stations for Spratly Islands and remote areas in the country…

With these achievements, in 2005, the School of Engineering Physics was honored to be awarded the First Class Labor Order by the President.

(Last updated: July 2021)