English to be second language in Vietnam HE (The PIE News)

Educational institutions in Vietnam have been directed to implement English as a second language on campus, it has been announced, which could increase student mobility and international collaborations with the country. I was recently interviewed by The PIE News, an industry newsletter for professionals in international education, about a new initiative in Viet Nam involving the use … Continue reading English to be second language in Vietnam HE (The PIE News)

The PIE Insider: Viet Nam

Since many of the facts and figures in this Viet Nam update are outdated, below is my (more up-to-date) information, where necessary and available, including sources and some comments. MAA Youth Population Breakdown (2015):  This up-to-date information is from the CIA World Factbook for Viet Nam. Adjusted National PCI (2014):  The most up-to-date information from … Continue reading The PIE Insider: Viet Nam

“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”

Vietnam-Fulbright University (of Vietnam)?

Here's an update on the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV), which is being built on the solid and well-respected foundation of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP),  a partnership established in 1994 - the year the decades long economic embargo was lifted and a year before the normalization of diplomatic relations - by the Harvard Kennedy … Continue reading Vietnam-Fulbright University (of Vietnam)?

Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

I recently had the opportunity to speak to members of UPCEA at its 100th annual conference and post-conference international briefing with a focus on Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam - Higher Education in Context.  The University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education in the US. … Continue reading Taking Vietnam to the Next Level: The Role of Education

One Less Finger in the Dike: Financial Autonomy & VN Higher Education

At least seven public universities in Vietnam have applied for “financial autonomy” since the government promised late last year that it would give them full control over fiscal affairs, including setting their own tuition rates.  Two of the applicants – Ton Duc Thang University and University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City – have … Continue reading One Less Finger in the Dike: Financial Autonomy & VN Higher Education

Thiết lập thông tin chính xác, nghiêm túc

Đây là bài cuối cùng tôi viết trong năm 2014, một năm thành công trên nhiều mặt. Dưới đây, tôi xin kể một tình huống đã trải qua khi dùng internet để dẫn chứng thêm nhận định về Internet , công cụ vừa mang lại những tiện ích, vừa là mối hiểm họa khó lường. … Continue reading Thiết lập thông tin chính xác, nghiêm túc