Reforming Higher Education in Vietnam: Challenges and Priorities / Edition 1

Reforming Higher Education in Vietnam: Challenges and Priorities / Edition 1

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Reforming Higher Education in Vietnam: Challenges and Priorities / Edition 1

Vietnam is a dynamic member of the community of Southeast Asian nations. Consistent with aspirations across the region, it is seeking to develop its higher education system as rapidly as possible. Vietnam’s approach stands out, however, as being extremely ambitious. Indeed, it may be at risk of attempting to do too much too quickly. By 2020, for example, Vietnam expects its higher education system to be advanced by modern standards and highly competitive in international terms. This vision faces many challenges. The economy, though growing rapidly, remains reliant on the availability of unskilled labour and the exploitation of natural resources, and decision making in many areas of public life continues to be hamstrung by a legacy of over-regulation and centralised control. A large number of goals and objectives have been set for reform of the higher education system by 2020. The success of these reforms will have a major bearing on the future quality of the system.

This sober assessment Vietnam’s global competitiveness forms a backdrop to the subject matter of this book, that is, the state of Vietnam’s higher education system. The book provides a comprehensive and scholarly review of various dimensions of the higher education system in Vietnam, including its recent history, its structure and governance, its teaching and learning culture, its research and research commercialisation environment, its socio-economic impact, its strategic planning processes, its progress with quality accreditation, and its experience of internationalisation and privatisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048136933
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Series: Higher Education Dynamics , #29
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. 1. Higher Education in Vietnam: Reform, Challenges and Priorities; Grant Harman, Martin Hayden et al. 2. Vietnam's Higher Education System; Martin Hayden, Lam Quang Thiep. 3. Higher Education in Vietnam 1986-1998: Education in transition to a new era?; Elizabeth St. George. 4. The Higher Education Reform Agenda: A Vision For 2020; Pham Thanh Nghi, Jonathan D. London. 5. Reforming Teaching and Learning in Vietnam’s Higher Education System; Kay Harman, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich. 6. The Research Role of Vietnam’s Universities; Grant Harman, Le Thi Bich Ngoc. 7. Research-Industry Cooperation Supporting Development in Vietnam: The Challenge of Translating Policy into Practice; Marea Fatseas. 8. Intellectual Property and Vietnam’s Higher Education System; Robert Spoo, Dao Anh Tuan. 9. Reforming the Governance of Higher Education in Vietnam; Khanh Van Dao, Martin Hayden.10. Processes for Strategic Planning in Vietnam's Higher Education System; Larry Smith, Nguyen Quang Dong. 11. Processes of Modernisation in Two Public Universities in Vietnam: University Managers' Perspectives; Ta Thai Anh, Richard Winter.12. Optimising the Impact of Vietnam's Higher Education Sector on Socio-economic Development; Kiri Evans, Adam Rorris. 13. Accreditation in Vietnam’s Higher Education System; Don F. Westerheijden, Leon Cremonini et al. 14. Internationalisation of Vietnamese Higher Education: Retrospect and Prospect; Anthony R. Welch. 15. Private Higher Education in Vietnam; Martin Hayden, Khanh Van Dao.

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