UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Paul Clark, the Director of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, recently visited Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to discuss the possibility of establishing a formal relationship between TDTU’s Faculty of Labor Relations and Trade Unions and Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations. TDTU is the leading university in Vietnam and the only institution of higher education in the nation that is financially self-supporting. Its Labor Relations program offers the only bachelors and masters degrees in employment relations and human resource management in Vietnam, both of which are just-emerging fields in the rapidly developing country.
During his visit Professor Clark presented a seminar on academic publishing in the fields of employment relations and human resource management, as well as a presentation on his research on employment relations in the American healthcare industry. He also talked with the Dean of the program about the possibility of the School of LER organizing a study tour to TDTU for Penn State students for as early as 2021. In addition, he had discussions about potential exchanges between TDTU and School of LER faculty. Clark also agreed to work with TDTU on the establishment of the first professional/scholarly association in the field of employment relations in Vietnam, the Labor and Employment Relations Association of Vietnam.
March 2, 2020