Vietnam's National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) officials visit RANEPA
On March 19, RANEPA hosted an official meeting between Rector Vladimir Mau and Dr. Trieu Van Cuong, Vice Minister of Home Affairs of Vietnam in charge of National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), and a group of NAPA officials.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Mau stated his interest in developing relations with NAPA and spoke in detail about the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. RANEPA has branches in 55 regions of Russia, and trains 160,000-170,000 students a year, including about 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students (bachelor’s and master’s programs), 80,000-90,000 representatives of the state and municipal service, as well as leaders of state, commercial and non-profit institutions.
The Presidential Academy pays special attention to the Top-Level Managerial Personnel Reserve Training and Re-Training Program the university is implementing jointly with the Presidential Executive Office and the Government Office. Many graduates of the program have become governors or taken up positions at Russian ministries.
The meeting was attended by Director of Government Department of Civil Service and Personnel Andrei Soroko who talked about the public administration reform and the existing system for training administrative personnel in Russia.
Vice Minister of Home Affairs of Vietnam Trieu Van Cuong thanked the Presidential Academy for the warm reception and congratulated everyone on the presidential election the day before. NAPA reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs and is responsible for training personnel for the public sector. NAPA is responsible for the training and retraining of personnel for the country.
Dr. Trieu Van Cuong explained the purpose of the visit – to study foreign experience in the area of public administration: “We know that good management education is a key to the country’s development and we are thinking about improving the quality of education. In Vietnam, Russian education is especially appreciated. We would to offer cooperation between our two academies (NAPA and RANEPA), as we are ready for cooperation and suggest signing an agreement,” he said.
NAPA President Dr. Dang Xuan Hoan spoke about the university and outlined the priority areas for cooperation between the two schools, such as student and teacher exchanges, joint research activities and conferences. “We will send our students to continue their studies on a contractual basis, ready to organize short-term courses for civil servants,” he said, thanking the hosts for the warm welcome.