|English||Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS)|
|Local language||Viện Văn hóa Nghệ thuật quốc gia Việt Nam|
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Established on April 1, 1971, as the Institute of Arts, after a number of name changes, the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) adopted its current name pursuant to Decision No 2997/QĐ – BVHTTDL on September 3, 2013, by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST).
Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts studies is a scientific professional unit under management of the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, having the functions of researching, implementing scientific activities, and training post-graduation on art culture and tourism culture.
Currently, VICAS has one professor, twelve associate professors, and thirteen doctors with their majors in cultural study, cultural heritage study, cultural sociology, folklore, cultural management, fine arts study, or theater study. They are well qualified for instructing and supervising PhD programs and conducting research projects.
For many years, VICAS has been one of Vietnam’s leading institutions in theoretical research and cultural policy development. It participated in the development of National Decisions 5 (the Eighth Session), in the conclusion of the ten-year implementation of National Decisions 5, and in the design of a national cultural development strategy in 2010 as well many other important theoretical issues and policies of the Vietnamese government.
The institute has built three successful UNESCO Cultural Heritage candidature files: The Space of Gong Culture in the Central Highlands of Vietnam (2005), Quan Họ Bắc Ninh Folk Songs (2009) and The Gióng Festival of Phù Đổng and Sóc Temples (2010); The Worship of Hùng Kings in Phú Thọ (2012); and Ví and Giặm Folk Songs of Nghệ Tĩnh (2014).
VICAS has carried out four scientific projects at the state level and many projects at ministry, province, and city levels. The institute also directs and monitors the National Target Program on collection, safeguarding, and promotion of intangible culture heritage. Through this program, thousands of items of intangible cultural heritage all over Vietnam have been collected, safeguarded, and promoted, and a number of items of intangible cultural heritage have been saved from the risk of disappearance or loss. Several research projects on issues relating to rural and urban culture and cultural change under the impacts of modernization and globalization have been carried out, resulting in publications and management strategies for application in the field.
VICAS has the largest doctoral program in the field of culture, sports, and tourism in Vietnam. In the course of just over a decade, more than a hundred VICAS doctoral candidates have successfully defended their work, representing an outstanding achievement of Vietnamese higher education and providing an important intellectual resource with tremendous potential for contribution to the cultural development of the country.
VICAS has collaborated on research projects and graduate training programs with many international institutions, including Temple University in Philadelphia, University of Toronto, University of South Australia, China Institute of Arts, and Korea Institute of Culture and Tourism.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||32 Hao Nam street, Dong Da ward, Hanoi|
|Tel||(84-4) 38569162 | (84-4) 35111095|