The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) was separated from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2000 by the decree of No. 87/PM dated 20/06/2000.

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FSS will become a unique leadership organization and the most prestigious education and research institute in Lao PDR. Our graduates will be among the most sought by employers and will become the best professional leaders in communities in terms of social scientists.

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FSS’s mission is to meet the development objectives of Lao PDR in a sustainable, efficient and equitable manner. This mission comprises of the following general functions

- To provide higher education in the areas of socioeconomic development in Lao PDR. 
- To promote and perform research in the field of Social Sciences. 
- To promote and expand the arts, cultures and traditions of this multi-ethnic nation. 
- To provide technical services to society.