Decision No. 1437/QD-TTg issued by Prime Minister on July 19, 2016 regarding the Project on “Training and fostering Vietnamese cultural and arts human resources abroad”

Viet Nam
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This policy/measure sets out to:
- As general objective, train and foster cultural and arts human resources abroad to supplement and develop high-quality and core lecturers, teachers, researchers, experts, writers and artists for the training, researching and performing arts and culture of the country.
- As detailed objective, by 2030, 300 bachelors, 180 masters, 50 doctorates, 40 vocational qualifications and approximately 360 short-term training qualifications are acquired abroad in prestigious training institutions in Russia, China, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea and some other countries. Candidates are chosen and sent among lecturers, teachers, researchers, students of national cultural and arts research institutions. Artists and writers from arts units across the nation in the fields of music, fine arts, theater, cinema, dance, circus, theory and literature are also included.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Preliminary results in 2016-2019 period:
- Criteria for selecting talent and regulations on training and fostering cultural and arts human resources abroad were developed
- Various memorandum of understanding on training cooperation were signed: cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Education and Training on the sending teachers, lecturers and students of culture and arts, sports and tourism abroad for training; agreements with the University of Western Sydney, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia, Dresden Fine Arts University, Germany, Nagoya Art University, Japan, Conservatory of Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Webster University and Florida International University, USA on fostering cultural and art human resources
- 41 lecturers on culture, arts, sports were sent to attend undergraduate and postgraduate in China, Russia, France, Japan, Australia, Austria, Malaysia, Luxembourg, Thailand, Hungary...
- 12 students were chosen and sent to Australia, the United States for training on cinema, theater, music funded by state budget under the project "Training and fostering culture and arts abroad to 2030 " (Decision No. 1437/QD-TTg dated July 19, 2016 by the Prime Minister); 2 students on culture were sent to study at Zielona Gora University, Poland.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Annual state budget allocated in accordance with the Law on State budget and on the basis of estimates by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Education and Training
Public Sector
Ministry of Finance
Public Sector
People's Committees of provinces and municipalities
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Although cultural and arts have been trained and fostered, they lack orientation and focus on cultural and creative industries. Policies on training of human resources for cultural industries have not met the requirements as well.
Research, propose special incentives, support, encourage and attract high quality, well-trained and experienced human resources from countries with a high level of development in cultural industry.
(According to the Report on the results of implementation of the Prime Minister's Decision 1755 / QD-TTg on September 8, 2016 approving the National Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries in Viet Nam to 2020, vision to 2030 by the Copyright Office, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 30, 2018 and January 10, 2019)