Title

The road ahead for the higher education sector in Vietnam

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Anh, LTK & Hayden, M 2017, 'The road ahead for the higher education sector in Vietnam', Journal of International and Comparative Education, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 77-89.

Article available on Open Access

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Vietnam’s higher education sector, which has expanded dramatically over the past 20 years, has now reached a point where it is ready to become more research-oriented and better networked internationally. There are, however, aspects of the sector that remain desperately in need of further reform. This paper provides a contemporary review of the state of the higher education sector in Vietnam. It is written from the perspective of the sector’s need to become more research-focused and more internationally engaged. The paper identifies specific challenges for the sector. It also presents a glimpse of what the future of the sector might entail.