MGIMO Cooperates with Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

MGIMO Cooperates with Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

23 October 2018

October 22nd, MGIMO welcomed a delegation from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS).

The meeting was attended by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov, the Director of the ASEAN Center Victor Sumsky, the Associate Professors of the Department of Demographic and Migration Policy, Marina Khramova and Roman Manshin.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by the Vice-President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Director of the Institute of Sociology, Professor Dang Nguyen Anh. It also comprised the Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, Professor Nguyen Duc Vinh, the Director of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences, Le Thanh Sang and the Director of the Institute of Human Studies Luong Dinh Hai.

Greeting the guests, Andrey Baykov described the structure of the University and the different programs it offers. The Vice-Rector also spoke about the fruitful cooperation between MGIMO and Vietnamese universities. Indeed, several years ago, MGIMO signed collaboration agreements with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Hanoi University of Law and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Victor Sumsky depicted the activities of the ASEAN Center.

Professor Dang Nguyen Anh told MGIMO representatives about the structure of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the specialization of each one of its institutes and the different educational programs. The sides also discussed the opportunities for cooperation in education and research, making plans to hold joint conferences and to create dual degree programs.

The Vietnamese delegation also gave a lecture in English to the University’s Master’s students on the demographic development of Vietnam, the different waves of migration and the impact of globalization on these trends. Over 30 Vietnamese citizens are enrolled in MGIMO programs and the University has been teaching the Vietnamese language since 1954.

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