Vietnam Women’s Academy

On 18th October 2012, the Prime Minister signed the decision to establish the Vietnam Women's Academy (VWA) on the basis of upgrading the VWU’s Central Women’s Training School.

First established o­n March 8th, 1960 by the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Women’s Union, VWA predecessor - the Women’s Propaganda Training School - had the function of education and training for Women’s Union’s cadres and communications personnel in other sectors. Four years later (1964) it was renamed the Central Women’s Training School.

For the past 52 years, the Central Women’s Training School has provided training to many generations of women cadres and VWU staff of all levels. Over the time, the School has seen a remarkable improvement in both the quantity and quality of staff and professors, with 10 PhDs, 4 PhD candidates, 33 master degrees and 40 bachelor degrees.

According to the Prime Minister’s decision, the Vietnam Women’s Academy is a public higher education institution within the national education system, working directly under the supervision of the Vietnam Women’s Union. It has the following tasks: carrying out undergraduate and post-graduate programs; fostering Vietnam Women’s Union cadres and women cadres; conducting scientific research to meet the demand of women’s work and gender equity in the stage of industrialization, modernization, and international integration.

The VWA has legal status and is licensed to cooperate with domestic and international educational institutions in undergraduate and post-graduate education and scientific research.

With new status and missions, the VWA is looking forwards to working in closer cooperation with domestic and international organizations and individuals. It is seeking collaboration opportunities to establish joint degree and non-degree programs in the areas of social work, gender studies, leadership, business management, communications, aesthetics, capacity building, women empowerment, etc.

For further information, please contact Ms. Tran Thu Giang (Tel: 0932290595, email or visit website for more details.

International Relations Department, VWU