Recruitment Beyond China: Lower-Middle-Income Countries Show Promise

Recruitment strategies that focus on lower-middle-income countries, many of which are home to an upwardly mobile, aspiring middle class, are particularly important for institutions that are outside the top-tier. Research by WES shows that outbound students from these countries, especially those at key inflection points in their academic careers, tend to prioritize career opportunities over … Continue reading Recruitment Beyond China: Lower-Middle-Income Countries Show Promise

Good Morning Future Wealth, Vietnam

For reformers, the country’s economic and political rise could be just about to start. Good piece by Anthony Fensom about a joint report, New Report Lays Out Path for Vietnam to Reach Upper-Middle-Income Status in 20 Years, released on 23 February 2016 by the Vietnamese government and the World Bank, that suggests Vietnam could achieve upper-middle … Continue reading Good Morning Future Wealth, Vietnam

June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

I'm pleased to announce that I will lead a Strategic Recruitment Retreat (SRR) in Phan Thiết, Vietnam from 17-19 June for colleagues whose institutions have targeted Vietnam as a high recruitment priority.  The purpose of the retreat is to give them the tools they need in terms of knowledge, insights and strategy in order to … Continue reading June 2016 Vietnam Strategic Recruitment Retreat

Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

Below is an excerpt from my recent University World News (UWN) article.  Follow this link to read the article in its entirety. MAA There are currently 1.2 million international students studying in the United States, nearly 75% of whom are enrolled in bachelor, masters or doctoral programmes. California, New York and Texas enrol 36% of … Continue reading Vietnamese student numbers growing in the US

“Young, educated, unemployed: Vietnamese graduates struggle to find jobs”

“How can I have experience just after graduating from university? No firm wants to recruit an employee with little experience like me,” Nguyen Thuy Hang, 22, said while looking for accounting jobs on a jobs site. The Hanoi National Economics University graduate has sent out CVs to dozens of local and foreign-owned companies, but only … Continue reading “Young, educated, unemployed: Vietnamese graduates struggle to find jobs”

Louis Preschool & Kindergarten: “My Passion – Your Great Future”

Introducing one of Hanoi's newest preschools and kindergartens, named after the famous French kings.  (There's also a restaurant in Hanoi named "Louis," which makes me smile.  See below.)  One glance at the website and you'll see that this is not your average Vietnamese school.  Even if you don't read Vietnamese, just look at the pictures. … Continue reading Louis Preschool & Kindergarten: “My Passion – Your Great Future”