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Signing of Annual Agreement at the University of Labour and Social Affairs
The University of Labour and Social Affairs and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Vietnam signed an Annual Agreement for the calendar year 2021

The University of Labour and Social Affairs (ULSA), a University under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of Vietnam, active in the field of social work and labour management, has been a partner of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) since 2020. In 2021, HSF will cooperate with ULSA on various topics including sustainable and socially responsible human resource management and the implementation on the Labour Code 2019.

Mr. Michael Siegner – HSF Vietnam resident representative and Prof.Dr. Le Thanh Ha, Chairman of the Board of ULSA, signed the Agreement.


Cooperative activities between ULSA and HSF were implemented last year despite adverse impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic. Two workshops on topics of “Labour management in the context of an ageing population” and “Labour management and mediation of labour disputes” were organized following closely the termination of Covid 19’s social disruption in Vietnam. More than 100 researchers, scientists, lecturers, and university students attended the two workshops and shared their research and experience. Many participants commended the in-depth knowledge and updated information presented at the workshops contributing to an effective exchange on fact-based policy making and fruitful multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Prof. Dr. Le Thanh Ha, Chairman of the Board of ULSA highlighted the success of the two workshops as the proof of an inspiring and fruitful cooperation between the university and HSF. Mr. Michael Siegner, Representative of the HSF in Vietnam, highly appreciated the efforts of ULSA in the first year of the partnership and he emphasized that both sides can learn a lot from each other in the upcoming activities.

The agreement with ULSA is part of HSF’s endeavour to reduce inequalities in the labour markets of Vietnam, in alignment with the achievement of SDG 8 and 10.