Vietnam like most countries with large resource potentials has a high demand for qualified labour. Despite the large number of workforce available, there is a significant shortage in skilled workforce. In order to meet the ambitious target of becoming an industrialized nation by 2020, Vietnam needs to qualify its workforce to cope with the challenges in terms of efficient resource management, environmental management, and safety standards
Using the Vietnamese mining sector as an example, a commercially viable model of internationalizing mining know-how in the form of training will be developed. On the basis of international standards and state-of-the-art German mining expertise, the Project Consortium will develop and implement hands-on training courses and consulting instruments for the sector taking into account the local culture and value systems. The model which will be designed for the target country is planned to be replicated and adjusted to other potential markets.
The scientific analysis of success factors and barriers in the process of knowledge transfer forms the basis for developing sustainable and customised implementation strategies in Vietnam as well as in other markets. In addition to the scientific research in the field of exporting German systems of vocational education and training, the project will contribute to the objectives of the German Government in terms of extracting and securing commodities (“Rohstoffstrategie”).
Based on a comprehensive analysis of the frame conditions in Vietnam, a methodologically profound product portfolio will be developed and implemented in cooperation with the Vietnamese partners.
Preliminary analyses and research on-site have confirmed the enormous challenge of building training capacities in the Vietnamese mining sector. Simultaneously, it appears crucial to tie the Project closely with other ongoing BMBF-funded projects and activities of development cooperation to ensure joint and efficient solutions to the benefit of the target country.

Internationalizing of Training in the Mining Sector to Ensure Sustainability in Resource Management


09/2012 - 08/2015

Project area(s)

Coal mining areas in North and Central Vietnam

Coordination (GER)

Sandra Geisler
Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlenges. mbH
Glück-Auf-Str. 1
06711 Zeitz-Theißen
+49 (0)34 41-68 45 89

Coordination (VN)

M. A. Pham Dang Phu
VINACOMIN Business School (VBS)
Alley No. 12, An Hoa Street – Ha Dong District
+84 (0)4 38542498

Project partner (GER)

  • Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG), Zeitz
  • RAG Mining Solutions GmbH, Herne
  • Emscher Gesellschaft für Wassertechnik mbH, Essen
  • University of Leipzig, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Professorship for services management

Project partner (VN)

  • Vietnam National Coal – Mineral Industries Holding Co. Ltd. (VINACOMIN) – Business School (VBS), Hanoi
  • Hanoi University of Mining und Geology (HUMG), Hanoi