Education in Vietnam

Below is information about a new book, edited by Jonathan D. London and published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.   Dr. London is an Assistant Professor (Sociology) in the Department of Asian & International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong.  Vietnam is a country on the move. Yet, contemporary Vietnam’s education system … Continue reading Education in Vietnam

Vietnam Ranks 61st in Prosperity Index

According to the Legatum Institute, an independent, non-partisan organization that researches and advocates for an expansive understanding of global prosperity, Vietnam ranks 61st in its annual prosperity index.  The 110 Prosperity Index countries represent approximately 93% of the world’s population and 97% of global GDP. Interestingly (and ironically), Vietnam ranks higher than Russia (63) and Ukraine (69). … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks 61st in Prosperity Index


Knowledge is like drugs -- if you have it, you share it with friends. Anonymous (from Viet-Studies) Attention Inside Higher Ed Readers:   Here is the link that IHE should have used to take you to the US-Vietnam Education Memo, posted on the Viet-Studies site.  One the most informative and interesting Vietnam-related websites in the world is Viet-Studies.Info, created … Continue reading Viet-Studies

Vietnam Studies Group

This listserv might be of interest to some of you.  As its website explains, “the Vietnam Studies Group maintains an email discussion list for scholarly topics. The list is unmoderated, but approval is required for subscription.” Members range from professional Vietnam scholars, including some “heavy hitters” who have written seminal works about Vietnam, to journalists, … Continue reading Vietnam Studies Group

Vietnam Centers/Studies in the US

Below are four Vietnam-related centers, each with a different emphasis and all part of a state university.  The Center of Vietnamese Enterprise at the College of Charleston (South Carolina) The Center of Vietnamese Enterprise (COVE) is located in the Tate Center and is part of the School of Business at the College of Charleston.  COVE's mission … Continue reading Vietnam Centers/Studies in the US