On 23 September 2014 the ARC welcomed Mr Bui The Duc, Vice Chairman, Central Commission for Propaganda and Education, Vietnam and 7 other delegates.

The Central Propaganda Department is an advisory body of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam for review and policy making in the fields of communication journalism; publishing; art; science and technology; and education and training.

Currently the ARC has noted 20 instances of collaboration with Vietnam on new and ongoing research projects with funding allocation in 2014 under five different funding schemes.

The delegation discussed the role of the ARC within the Science and Technology system of Australia, ARCs functions including the key contributions of ARC funded research to the economic development of Australia.