President Truong Tan Sang held a working session with the leaders of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Law Universities in Hanoi on Jan. 30, on measures to improve the quality of human resource training and achieve judicial reform.

Sang, who is Head of the Central Steering Committee on Judicial Reform, urged the two universities to promptly complete projects on building themselves into key schools for training legal officials.

“The two universities should improve the quality of student enrolment and adjust salary policies for cadres and lecturers in conformity with the specific nature of legal research and teaching work,” he said.

According to the State leader, 2011-2016 is the first stage for comprehensively speeding up the modernisation process, laying foundations for turning the country into an industrialised country in 2020, as well as building and perfecting the institutions of a law-governed socialist state.

Therefore, the teaching staff of the two universities need to upgrade their teaching methods and update existing curricula with modern knowledge of international legal standards, he said.

President Sang reminded the two universities to make their research more practical and useful, meeting the demands of the judicial reform process, the building of a law-governed socialist state and international integration.

He expressed his belief that the two universities will continue promoting their traditions to become prestigious law research centres, not only in Vietnam , but also in the Southeast Asian region.

Hanoi Law University has so far trained more than 80,000 law officers, accounting for 60 percent of the country’s total. The university has joined 17 state-level legal projects and composed 122 sets of university curricula as well as expanded cooperation with 20 foreign law-training establishments.

Meanwhile, the 15-year-old HCM City Law University has provided bachelor degrees for 12,000 students.

The two universities are leaders in both terms of scales and training quality among 22 legal training establishments in the country./.