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Higher Education in Vietnam

Flexibility, Mobility and Practicality in the Global Knowledge Economy


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lý Thị Trần, Simon Marginson
      Pages 3-25
  3. Students and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Hoàng Minh Đỗ, Quyên Thị Ngọc Đỗ
      Pages 29-53
    3. Hoàng Minh Đỗ
      Pages 54-85
    4. Lý Thị Trần, Trúc Thị Thanh Lê, Nhài Thị Nguyễn
      Pages 86-107
    5. Nhài Thị Nguyễn, Lý Thị Trần
      Pages 108-124
  4. The Global Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Lý Thị Trần, Simon Marginson, Nhài Thị Nguyễn
      Pages 127-151
    3. Thảo Thị Phương Vũ, Simon Marginson
      Pages 152-168
    4. Thạch Ngọc Phạm
      Pages 169-183
  5. Extending the Boundaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Hương Thị Lan Nguyễn
      Pages 187-207
    3. Tiên Thị Hạnh Hồ
      Pages 208-226
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Simon Marginson, Lý Thị Trần, Hoàng Minh Đỗ
      Pages 229-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-263

About this book


Higher and tertiary education are crucial to modern nations. Vietnam has great potential, but its universities and colleges are poor-performing, under-funded and slow to change compared to those in neighbouring East Asian nations. This book analyses the problem and provides constructive solutions for the reform of higher education.


Higher education vocational training research Vietnam educational governance developing economies curriculum education higher education mobility Nation organization university vocational education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonUK
  3. 3.Vietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam
  4. 4.University of MelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.RMIT International UniversityVietnam
  6. 6.Victoria UniversityAustralia
  7. 7.Hanoi UniversityVietnam
  8. 8.University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

About the authors

Lý Tr?n is Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Australia.
Simon Marginson is Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
Hoàng ?? is a Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Quyên ?? is a Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Trúc Lê is a Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Nhài Nguy?n is an Independent Scholar based in Canada.
Th?o V? is a Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Th?ch Ph?m is a Researcher at Victoria University, Australia.
H??ng Nguy?n is a Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Bibliographic information


"a valuable resource on the most current development of HE and insights into the remaining issues of the sector for both Vietnamese and international scholars, lecturers and students interested in education in Vietnam. The book is, therefore, highly recommended for readers." - Higher Education