5th Vietnam Studies conference

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The 5th International Conference on Vietnam Studies themed “Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Change” takes place in Vietnam on December 15-16.
5th Vietnam Studies conference
5th Vietnam Studies conference

The conference prestige

The 1st International Conference on Vietnam Studies was held in 1998 involving 1,000 participants including 300 scholars from 27 countries. 

They contributed 395 reports focusing on “Vietnam Studies and international cooperation development”. 

The 2nd conference took place in 2004 discussing Vietnam’s traditions and modernity during its development and integration process. The 3rd conference highlighted on Vietnam’s development and global integration. 

The 4th conference analyzed Vietnam’s resilient growth during globalization. The 5th conference has received 700 reports from scholars.

Discussion temporary issues

The 5th International Conference on Vietnam Studies has 6 sections: Foreign relations, international cooperation and integration; Cultural resources; Education and training and human resource development; Technology and knowledge transfer; Economy and Livelihood; and Climate change. 

Nguyen Huu Duc, Deputy Director of Hanoi National University and Head of the Organizing Board, said: “Previously we concentrated on social and humanity sciences. Now we cover science and technology, education, technological transfer, and climate change. Besides organizing a venue for researchers of Vietnam Studies, we are set to resolve contemporary issues in Vietnam.”

The 5th conference analyses current affairs in Vietnam; Vietnam’s position in the integration process and Vietnam’s next steps forward; cultural resources for sustainable development, economic reform, and education as a decisive factor in Vietnam’s reform; and resilient growth in association with the environment and climate change.

Center of Vietnam Studies

About half % the total 40,000 studies on Vietnam were written by foreigners. The ongoing International Conference on Vietnam Studies aims to connect the researchers to serve Vietnam’s development cause. 

Professor, Doctor Vu Minh Giang of Hanoi National University said, “This is an opportunity to access the latest studies on Vietnam. Every 4 years, foreign researchers present their best findings about Vietnam at the conference. Vietnamese researchers can acquire their scientific knowledge and study methods and establish relations with foreign colleagues.”

The conference outcome will be summarized as reference for the government and ministries in the law-making process. The Organizing Board has proposed the creation of a Center for Vietnam Studies.

Author: VOV

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