International Graduates Returning to Vietnam

Experiences of the Local Economies, Universities and Communities

  • Lien Pham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Theoretical Orientations: Citizenship, Capital and Capabilities

  3. From Theory to Praxis: A Sociological Analysis of Capabilities in Vietnamese International Graduates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Lien Pham
      Pages 59-74
    3. Lien Pham
      Pages 75-105
  4. Empirical Observations in the Three ‘Fields’

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-248

About this book


This book examines the extent to which studying and living overseas enable returning graduates to enhance their professional work and contribute to community development. It assesses the transformative potential that returnees are assumed to have in terms of capabilities and skills acquired through an international education. This book is based on a research study on Vietnamese overseas graduates who have returned to Vietnam. It examines the complexity of competing aspirations, responsibilities, identities and cultural dynamics in these returnees’ professional, intellectual and civic environments.


International education capabilities and agency Vietnamese international students returning overseas graduates knowledge economy Vietnam development habitus and practices durable empowerment opportunity structures

Authors and affiliations

  • Lien Pham
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-5940-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-5941-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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