Internationalisation in Vietnamese Higher Education

  • Ly Thi Tran
  • Simon Marginson

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Policy and Practice in Internationalisation

  3. Student Mobility, Employability and Contributions

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book


This book focuses on models, strengths, opportunities, constraints and tensions in internationalisation in Vietnamese higher education. It reflects on key concepts from contemporary theories and models of internationalisation and discusses the implications for innovation, flexibility and responsiveness to local needs in Vietnam. Based on empirical research, theoretical knowledge and the experiences of researchers from Vietnam and overseas, the book draws out the distinctiveness and complexity of internationalisation practices and charts a way forward. It examines the key drivers and dimensions of internationalising Vietnamese higher education, and compares internationalisation in Vietnam to that in other countries. It clarifies and discusses tensions related to the appropriation of ‘Western’ internationalisation practice and models, and neo-liberal ideologies, to the local context of Vietnam. It provides readers with insights into government policy, quality assurance and benchmarking strategies, curriculum, the impact of international organisations on higher education, international student mobility, transnational education, employability, brain drain and brain gain and brain circulation.


comparative perspective internationalisation Higher Education government policy Vietnamese Higher Education Vietnamese returnees international influences on Vietnamese education Vietnamese higher education reform Internationalisation policies and practices in Higher Education Outbound student mobility and internationalisation internationalisation of the curriculum graduate employability student mobility

Editors and affiliations

  • Ly Thi Tran
    • 1
  • Simon Marginson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Global Higher EducationUCL Institute of EducationLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78490-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78492-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0378
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1923
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