VTV1 Interview About Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

I was recently interviewed at Vietnam National University-Hanoi by Ms. Kim Hai, VTV1 reporter, about a range of issues related to Vietnam's higher education admission reform efforts, led by VNU-Hanoi - in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Training.  I mentioned and expanded upon a number of the points I touched on in this … Continue reading VTV1 Interview About Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

U.S. Higher Education Admissions: Something for Everyone (?)

I was recently invited to speak to a group of admissions colleagues from Vietnam National University (VNU)-Hanoi in a workshop entitled “Dossier Evaluation and Interviews in Competence-Based University Admissions," organized by that institution's Institute for Education Quality Assurance in Kim Boi, Hoa Binh. During two morning sessions, I discussed some distinguishing features of U.S. higher education, including size and … Continue reading U.S. Higher Education Admissions: Something for Everyone (?)

“Vietnamese teens’ thirst for college outpaces country’s educational system”

Stories like this one, poignant and inspirational, abound in Vietnam, especially during the annual rite of passage that is the university entrance examination.  As the article points out, the demand for postsecondary education far outstrips supply and graduation is much easier than admission.      To take the most important test of her life, Le Thi Hoai Thuong, 18, traveled 38 … Continue reading “Vietnamese teens’ thirst for college outpaces country’s educational system”