Vietnam Among Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

This article, written by Rahul Choudaha, director of research and advisory services at World Education Services (WES) in New York, identified four emerging international student recruitment markets, including Vietnam.  It's based on a WES research report  (PDF), entitled Beyond More of the Same: The Top Four Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment,  that "aims to … Continue reading Vietnam Among Top Emerging Markets for International Student Recruitment

In Celebration of International Education Week (IEW)

Given the focus of this blog, I thought it was only fitting that I devote a few posts to International Education Week (IEW), "an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to … Continue reading In Celebration of International Education Week (IEW)

“Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”

This the title is a wide-ranging interview that I did last month with a reporter from Báo Giáo dục Việt Nam (Vietnam Education News).  This education news website ranks 8,829 in the world, 51 in Vietnam and is linked in 2,093 websites (as of 20.10.12).  As you can see from some original English language excerpts below, corruption … Continue reading “Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”

Emerging internationalization opportunities in Southeast Asia

Below is an excellent post by my colleague, Rahul Choudaha aka Dr. Education, which I've taken the liberty of reposting in its entirety.  Both images are courtesy of Boston Consulting Group.  (The italics and bold are mine.)  Note:  The 2010 "per capita income" for Vietnam is based on GNP not GDP.  Posted: 13 Apr 2012 08:14 AM PDT Growth … Continue reading Emerging internationalization opportunities in Southeast Asia

“Increasing international relations: University opening Vietnam office”

Below is a reprint of a press release issued by Kansas State University on 29 February 2012.  MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is expanding its international outreach to welcome students from Vietnam. Administrators at the office of international programs recently announced a partnership agreement with Capstone Vietnam and its managing director, Mark Ashwill. Capstone and Ashwill will … Continue reading “Increasing international relations: University opening Vietnam office”

International Academic Centers (IACs) in Vietnam

On behalf of Capstone Vietnam, I'm pleased to welcome Kansas State University to our International Academic Center (IAC) in Hanoi.    What is an IAC? The IAC is a unique offshore development model for US and other foreign institutions of higher education, a shared facility that serves as a home base and an incubator from which a school can promote … Continue reading International Academic Centers (IACs) in Vietnam

Nationally Accredited U.S. Institutions with a Vietnam Connection

Below is a list of thirteen (13) known nationally accredited U.S.-based institutions operating in Vietnam, many in cooperation with a local partner. For the record, national accreditation (NA) is not comparable to regional accreditation (RA), which is generally considered to be the "gold standard" of higher education accreditation in the U.S. If you're interested in learning more about the differences … Continue reading Nationally Accredited U.S. Institutions with a Vietnam Connection

Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery?

The Global Institute of Strategic Management (GISM), which has close ties to Akamai University, a Hawaii-based school that appears on my list of unaccredited US institutions, has a logo that bears a striking resemblance to the Great Seal of a certain US federal executive department charged with implementing that country's foreign policy.  Compare the above logo with that on the US … Continue reading Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery?

Recent Comments About Hot-Button Issues in the US Higher Education Media

…in response to these articles and other comments.  All are relevant - on some level - to Vietnam. MAA ‘The End of Internationalization?’ by Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed (3 June 2011) Why We Do What We Do I agree with Dr. Knight that “internationalization has become a catch-all phrase for everything” and that most international educators … Continue reading Recent Comments About Hot-Button Issues in the US Higher Education Media

Australia is #1! (Host of Vietnamese Students)

According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Oz is once again the most popular study destination for Vietnamese students, with more than 23,000 students enrolled at the country's education institutions and an estimated 10,000 students undertaking Australian education and training courses in Vietnam.  The latter includes 6,000 studying at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).  RMIT, … Continue reading Australia is #1! (Host of Vietnamese Students)