Member Profile


The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) is a national research institution established in 1953 under the Government of Vietnam. Experiencing over 65 years of development, the Academy has included 32 member institutes of three groups: Social Sciences, Humanities, Regional and International Studies. It has also the Graduate Academy of Social Sciences, the Vietnam Social Science Review, the Social Science Publishing House and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. VASS currently employs more than 2,000 staff, of whom nearly half are professors, associate professors and/or holding doctoral and master’s degrees in the social sciences and humanities. Most of the Academy’s affiliated institutions are located in Hanoi, while the Southern Institute of Social Sciences is situated in Ho Chi Minh City, the Institute of Social Sciences of the Central Highlands is in Buon Ma Thuot and the Institute of Social Sciences of the Central Region is in Da Nang.

As the leading research institution in social sciences and humanities in Vietnam, VASS is trusted with the main functions: (i) to study fundamental issues of social sciences and humanities; (ii) to provide scientific base in formulating strategies, plans and policies for fast and sustainable development; (iii) to carry out policy consultancy and assessment to meet the needs for national development; (iv) to provide high-quality post-graduate training in social sciences and humanities as regulated by laws. To fulfill these important functions, VASS has been building the capacity in social sciences and promoting partnership and expanding international networks with global partners for research and training on social sciences and humanities.

Contact details:

Dr. Phan Chi Hieu

Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Duc Minh

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ha
Director-General, International Cooperation Department

Ms. Vu Thi Van Anh
Officer in Charge, International Cooperation Department

No. 1 Lieu Giai Street
Ba Dinh District
Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 24 6273 0738