Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

Delegates from Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences attended the seminar and worked in Korea

12/10/2018

From August 26th to September 1st, 2018, the Delegation of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences was led by Prof. Dr. Pham Van Duc, Vice President of the Academy, Director of Graduate Academy of Social Sciences, participated in the workshop "Governments and Public Policy - Institutional Reform and Practical Lessons" and worked in Korea.

From August 27 to August 29, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea, the International workshop on "Governments and Public Policy - Institutional Reform and Practical Lessons" took place and was chaired by the Graduate School of Public Administration under Seoul National University. There were over 40 scholars from 17 countries and more than 50 international postgraduates. The Vietnamese delegation included Prof.Dr. Pham Van Duc, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ho Viet Hanh and a number of Vietnamese students learning abroad in Korea. The workshop focused on four major themes, with over 30 reports presented. First, the theoretical issues of public policy, public administration; Second, the concept and practice of global green growth, its progress in developing countries related to climate change and the role of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI); Third, the role of the Public Sector in economic and social development; Fourth, the role of the Korean state in international cooperation.

Scholars attended the workshop
Opening remarks at the workshop, Prof.Dr. Pham Van Duc mentioned four big issues. First, the great role of politics, of the state, of the government in managing and developing the economy - society by concrete tools; Second, the role of the Vietnamese state in socio-economic development, and emphasizing the new view being pursued in Vietnam such as building a government of tectonics, integrity and actions to serve people. Third, Vietnam was in need to study and learn social management experiences of other countries in the world, including South Korea; Fourth, the Academy was looking forward to promoting cooperation with national and international institutions for research and education, including the Graduate School of Public Administration under Seoul National University.
Vietnamese delegation participated in chairmanship the opening session
Presenting the report at the workshop titled "Public Policy and Public Policy Subject in Vietnam today", Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ho Viet Hanh mentioned four major issues. First of all, when introducing the concept of Public Policy, attention should be paid to two issues: 1) It was necessary to distinguish clearly Public Policy as an entity exists objectively and as a scientific discipline which Public Policy was the object of study; 2) When making Public Policy concept should allow it to be recognized in whatever space and time it exists; Second, the report examined the typical concepts about Public Policy and made four great comments on these concepts; Third, the report provided seven detailed explanations when presenting the Public Policy concept and gave the concept: "Public Policy is the decision of subject who is entrusted with public power to solve problems for the common good of community"; Fourth, the report reasoned and explained that the subject was the public power holder, the Public Policy subject in Vietnam today on a national level is the Communist Party and the State. The report demonstrated that concept through specific arguments and data.
 
Vietnamese delegation took souvenir photos with Vietnamese students in Korea Vietnamese delegation visited and worked with JEJU National University

Vietnamese delegation visited and worked with JEJU District Administrative Committee and Happy Tree Company

On this occasion, the delegation visited and worked with JEJU National University. Both sides discussed future cooperation areas. The delegation also came to visit and worked with JEJU District - one of the two districts that formed JEJU province. In here, the delegation had a visit and work with JEJU District Administrative Committee and Happy Tree Company, the company which had many volunteer activities in Vietnam.

On September 1, 2018, the delegation returned to Vietnam, ending a good business trip.

PGS.TS. Ho Viet Hanh



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