Tra Vinh University (TVU), formerly Tra Vinh Community College was formed in 2001 under Vietnam and Canada Community College Project. TVU is a public university with the missions to contribute to cultural and socio-economic developments of Tra Vinh province and the Mekong River Delta (MRD). Tra Vinh Univeristy has developed a reputation for proactive and progressive academic research, and nurtures very strong bonds with local communities to disseminate innovative technical information.
Within ten years of its formation and development, the student population increases from two hundreds in July 2002 to twenty thousands currently. TVU offers university and post-graduate courses, short courses and educational services to people at all ages, particularly women, ethnic minorities and communities. The university establishes close relationships to businesses and investors and serve as the main technical information centers for the Tra Vinh rural communities.
In 2013, TVU is awarded the third level national medal of honor for the outreach work to improve the livelihoods of Khmer minority in the MRD.