Global Flow of Tertiary-Level Students: Vietnam

OK, so the stats in this UNESCO graphic are not the most up-to-date (Australia, US data from 2012; Canada from 2011) and some top host countries are conspicuously absent, e.g., China, which has ranked 3rd or 4th the last couple of years, but there's nothing like a visual representation to illustrate the status of the … Continue reading Global Flow of Tertiary-Level Students: Vietnam

Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Below are some excerpts from this World Education Services (WES) follow-up study to a 2012 research report that identifies key emerging markets for international student recruitment through 2018 and seeks to inform higher education institutions’ strategic planning by giving them a deeper understanding of future international student recruitment markets. This report addresses two main questions: … Continue reading Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

Happiness (Among Nations) Is…

This is one of my favorite annual reports, one that should be closely read by representatives of every government.  Color me naive but I believe that happiness is, after all, one of the primary purposes of government.  Keep in mind that this 172 pp. report is not only about "happiness," as in "do you feel … Continue reading Happiness (Among Nations) Is…

125,000 Vietnamese Studied Overseas in 2013

Last year, 125,000 Vietnamese studied overseas, a 15% increase over 2012, according to the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).  The top 10 countries are listed below.  Japan climbed to #3, displacing China.  Over 90% were self-financing.  Using the Ministry of Finance's higher per student estimate from 2012 (15k), Vietnamese families spent up to $1.875 … Continue reading 125,000 Vietnamese Studied Overseas in 2013

Three Vietnamese Universities in Asia’s Top 300

Three Vietnamese universities, including Vietnam National University (VNU)-Hanoi, VNU-Ho Chi Minh City and the University of Science and Technology in Hanoi, were ranked among the top 300 in Asia in the QS University Rankings: Asia.  Published annually since 2009, the QS University Rankings: Asia provides an overview of the top universities in Asia.  The rankings … Continue reading Three Vietnamese Universities in Asia’s Top 300

Vietnam Youth Speak 2014

The RMIT chapter of AIESEC has launched an online survey called Vietnam Youth Speak 2014.  AIESEC in Vietnam was established in 2006. For the past 7 years it has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships & volunteer experiences across Vietnam. The survey, which has 40 questions and takes an estimated 10 … Continue reading Vietnam Youth Speak 2014

Vietnam Education & Labor Survey

Last year, Alex Minh Ngo, who describes himself as "a concerned observer of public services in Vietnam," carried out an online survey of Vietnamese students and recent graduates of universities abroad. Of the 123 respondents, 80% were living abroad and 20% in Vietnam. Most had studied business, economics, or engineering.  The survey was motivated by conversations … Continue reading Vietnam Education & Labor Survey

Countries as Positive & Negative Role Models: The Link Between Education and the Economy

In the spirit of comparative studies in general and comparative education in particular here is yet another example of what countries like Vietnam can learn from countries like the United States in terms of what road(s) not to take - with ap0logies to the American poet Robert Frost. The American work force has some of weakest mathematical … Continue reading Countries as Positive & Negative Role Models: The Link Between Education and the Economy

Vietnam Retains 8th Place Ranking Among Sending Countries

According to the 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by six percent to a record high of 764,495 in the 2011/12 academic year.  International exchanges in all 50 states contributed … Continue reading Vietnam Retains 8th Place Ranking Among Sending Countries

Mapping international student segments with recruitment channels

Reposted from DrEducation, a blog by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Director of Research and Advisory Services at World Education Services (WES), New York—a non-profit with more than 35 years of experience in international education and research.  While Vietnam was not included in this study (i.e., the main focus was on China and India), it does have relevance for Vietnam.  I'll discuss … Continue reading Mapping international student segments with recruitment channels