There is a tendency in Vietnam, with the media as an on- and offline amplifier, to engage in self-flagellation about education and other societal issues rather than looking carefully at the broader context and the, sometimes, hopeful reality. This results in journalists and many Vietnamese playing the ‘blame game’. The obvious targets here are the … Continue reading Rhetorical Question: “Why don’t Viet Nam’s universities rank higher in Asia?”
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
Interview with Voice of Vietnam
I had an interview the other day with a reporter from Voice of Vietnam (VOV), Vietnam's national radio station. The topic? US Community Colleges (CCs). After citing a litany of reasons why CCs have become so popular in recent years among Vietnamese and other international students (e.g., much less expensive than four-year schools, open admission policy, smaller … Continue reading Interview with Voice of Vietnam
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