Vietnam’s achievements in primary and secondary education over the last two decades are extraordinary. Out of 65 countries, Vietnam ranked 17th in maths and 19th in reading – surpassing both the United States and the United Kingdom – in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the worldwide scholastic performance measure of the Organisation … Continue reading “Extraordinary” Educational Achievements in Viet Nam
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
“Advanced degrees not a guarantee of employment in Vietnam”
Vietnam had 10.7 million trained workers (who have short-term training certificates, finish intermediate school, junior college and have bachelor’s and master’s degrees) which accounted for 20 percent of the labor force. Of these, 4.47 million have a higher education level. Like many other countries, including the US, Vietnam is afflicted with the disease of credentialism. … Continue reading “Advanced degrees not a guarantee of employment in Vietnam”
Vietnam Ranks 29th in Annual EF English Proficiency Index & 5th in Asia
Here's some more good news for Vietnam and colleagues from English-speaking countries who recruit here at the secondary and postsecondary levels. According to the results of the EF (Education First) Proficiency Index, which profiles 70 countries, including 15 in Asia, Vietnam ranks 29th with "moderate proficiency" in English. Last year, it ranked 33rd out of … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks 29th in Annual EF English Proficiency Index & 5th in Asia
“Vietnam’s Book People – A new exodus is taking place from Vietnam”
by Kris Hartley is a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, and a PhD Candidate at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. More than two decades after the emigration of Vietnam’s “boat people” reached its apex, a new exodus is underway. Increasing … Continue reading “Vietnam’s Book People – A new exodus is taking place from Vietnam”
Challenge to Industry Competitors: Take Your Game to the Next Level!
Dear IEinV Followers, I know that many of you are US and foreign higher education colleagues because of the feedback I receive. Included among the "others" are some government friends and competitors. The latter drop by to see what I'm up to and to see what (free) information they can glean from my posts for … Continue reading Challenge to Industry Competitors: Take Your Game to the Next Level!
Reflections on Five (5) Years of Capstone Vietnam, Educational Consulting in Vietnam & Overseas Study Trends: Part II
This is the English version of part II of a two-part interview series with me that recently appeared in the Vietnamese media. Follow this link to read part I. Do you have any advice to guide parents and students – their children - who want to study abroad? Knowing that most parents and students seek … Continue reading Reflections on Five (5) Years of Capstone Vietnam, Educational Consulting in Vietnam & Overseas Study Trends: Part II
Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”
I was honored to be invited to give the keynote address at the recent annual Conference of Business Innovation, organized by the FPT Leadership Institute. First, a word about the parent company. FPT, Vietnam's leading technology company, was founded in 1988 as The Food Processing Technology Company. Its first contract was to provide computers for … Continue reading Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”
Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future
Education, Hard Work Considered Keys to Success, but Inequality Still a Challenge As they continue to struggle with the effects of the Great Recession, publics in advanced economies are pessimistic about the financial prospects for the next generation. Most of those surveyed in richer nations think children in their country will be worse off financially … Continue reading Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future
Of Emigration, Brain Drain & Brain Gain: Some Reflections
Over the years, I’ve known and helped many young Vietnamese who have studied overseas. Some I knew in passing; others became friends. Quite a few made the decision to remain overseas either in the country in which they studied or a third country. By doing so, they slowly but surely began the transformation from Vietnamese … Continue reading Of Emigration, Brain Drain & Brain Gain: Some Reflections
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