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Vietnamese Studies

In Vietnam, the turtle is traditionally a symbol of land, sea and longevity. In Vietnamese mythology, for example, the sea deity Teng Bien is represented as a giant turtle that rests on the bottom of the sea. If the turtle takes a breath, water flows inward, when it exhales, water pours out, which is why the sea ebbs and flows. If Teng Bien is tossing and turning, then strong storms rise on the sea. It is believed that it was the turtle had taught people to build houses with a roof in the form of a convex shell and was a constant protector of people in front of deities and spirits.

Russian company Zarubezhneft, together with Asian partners in Vietnam, is developing the South Dragon - Sea Turtle oil field.

Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamically developing and diverse regions of the world. About 8% of the world population currently lives there. Most experts agree that in the next twenty years, the Southeast Asia region will become one of the largest players in the global economic and political arena. The leading countries of Southeast Asia took a unique path in their development, becoming developed economic systems from peripheral economies through export-oriented growth, and they did so in a fairly short time.

Vietnam is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia. It has significant strategic influence in the political and economic life of the region, as well as in geopolitics in general, both on the continental and intercontinental levels. Vietnam is an important and active member of ASEAN.

The Vietnam Studies specialization is a unique educational track, which includes courses dedicated to the peculiarities of the country's modern economic development, its political and social phenomena, as well as cultural identity. Particular attention is given to the results of economic and political reforms in Vietnam, structural changes in the economy and geopolitics, updating management mechanisms, industrialization and modernization, as well as Vietnam's integration into the modern structure of the world order. 

Students gain access to multidisciplinary knowledge in the economy, politics, state, society, institutional environment and culture of Vietnam. Graduates of the program will be able to increase awareness and understanding of this country among decision makers in the private and public sectors, the media, etc.

Third-year students study in Vietnam during the Fall semester, then travel to Kyung Hee University (Republic of Korea) for the Spring semester. After the graduation, students receive two diplomas: of HSE and Kyung Hee University.

All language disciplines are taught by highly skilled and experienced professors and native speakers. A specially developed methodology for teaching the Vietnamese language will allow graduates not only to pass the international exam to determine the level of language proficiency at the highest levels, but also to acquire translation skills sufficient for interpreting as well as reading specialized literature.