FES was founded in 1995. It is the first official training unit at faculty level in the country and region for undergraduate training in environmental sciences. Over the past 20 years of establishment and development, FES has become one of the leading centers in the country in undergraduate and postgraduate training as well as in scientific research in different fields of environmental sciences and environmental technology. Previously, there were only 18 academic and staff members, including 3 associate professors and 8 doctors. FES currently has 55 academic staff including 2 professors, 17 associate professors, 20 PhD, and 15 masters. FES has5 departments, 1 central laboratory, 4 specialized laboratories and other supported facilities e.g. Faculty library and computer room.
Owing to the strong potential of the staff and facilities, for many years, FES has been assigned and granted to host many scientific researchprojects at state and provincial levels. Since 2010, FES has assumed the prime responsibilities for conducting more than 30 projects from the province level to the government level, with a total budget of over 7 billion VND per year. Scientific publication of the faculty is annually roughly 70 articles in national and international journals. FES has established close relationships with many national and international universities and research institutes (USA, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Russia, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.). Every year, FES has 2-4 international cooperation research projects.
Main scientific research areas:Solid waste treatment technology, Polluted soil remediation technology, Water and wastewater treatment technology, Environmental materials, Environmental management, Environmental ecology, Water environment, Soil environment, Environmental toxicology, Environmental modeling, marine environment, Sustainable development, Climate change.