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Vietnam Center-Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Post time:2018-09-13

Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) was established in June 2008 by the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the basis of upgrading the Institute for International Relations (successor of the College for Foreign Affairs established in 1959). 


The Academy offers training at undergraduate and graduate levels in international relations, international law, international economics, foreign languages etc., and has cooperated with overseas universities to offer joint courses, invited foreign trainers to teach foreign languages and other courses. 


The Academy carries out strategic research and forecasts on world affairs, international relations, political and economic affairs, security, national defence, law, culture and foreign policies of different nations and regions. The Academy also serves as “Think Tank” for the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Party and the State in foreign policies as well as history and theories of international relations. Besides, it serves as the coordinator in the management of research projects of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having carried  out 250 studies in international relations at both state and grassroots levels. In the organizational set up of the Academy, the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies is an affiliate of the Academy and has three centres, namely the Centre for Political and Security Studies, the Centre for Development and Economic Integration, the Centre for Regional and Foreign Policy Studies.


The Academy is an active member of many regional and world research networks such as ASEAN-ISIS, NEAS, NEAT, and CSCAP etc. Researchers and faculty members of the Academy regularly attend international colloquiums, seminars and conferences held overseas. The Department of External Cooperation within the Office of Administration of the Academy acts as the focal point for all cooperation in training, academic research and scholar exchange with overseas universities, academies, institutes, research centres, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.


The GCMS Vietnam Center was established under the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) in Hanoi on December 22, 2017. Dr LE Hai Binh, Vice President of DAV, and Dr. To Minh Thu, Director of the Center for Security and Development of DAV, have been designated as the Director and the Coordinator of the Vietnam Center, respectively.