Ecopark & Higher Education Investment

An idyllic scene near the Ecopark campus of British University Vietnam (BUV) Photos by MAA Ecopark is an urban township development on the outskirts of Hanoi on the other side of the Red River in Hung Yen Province. By the time it's finished, it will cover 500 hectares (1236 acres) with investment capital of over … Continue reading Ecopark & Higher Education Investment

Slow Down To Catch Up

Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) recently announced plans to reduce enrollment at 23 universities and colleges.  According to Bui Van Ga, a vice minister, the intent of the policy is to "focus on quality instead of quantity.”  Enrollment quotas will be reduced between 10% and 100% at the 23 institutions “because of failures to … Continue reading Slow Down To Catch Up

Tri Viet University Project Becomes the Tri Viet Center for Social and Educational Research

Unlike in the U.S., most private universities in Vietnam are for-profit.  For many investors, including some who actually have a background in education and many who do not, founding a university has been an opportunity to make huge sums of money in a relatively short period of time.  Low overhead + high demand=a quick and healthy return on investment.  As a non-profit … Continue reading Tri Viet University Project Becomes the Tri Viet Center for Social and Educational Research