Reforming Vietnamese Higher Education

Global Forces and Local Demands

  • Nhai Thi Nguyen
  • Ly Thi Tran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Context for Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
  3. VHE Structure, Policy and Governance

  4. Curriculum, Equity and Quality Assurance

  5. HE Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
  6. HE Professional Development

About this book


This book deepens readers’ conceptual understanding of and provides practical insights into Vietnam’s higher education reforms. Globalisation has had profound impacts on higher education worldwide, creating transnational linkages and junctures, as well as disjunctures. At the same time, it has generated fluidities, hybridities and mobilities. Within the postcolonial context of Vietnam, it is imperative to identify the unique global traits that characterise the Vietnamese higher education system.

The book focuses specifically on key aspects of culture and values that are decisive to the reform of Vietnamese higher education under the forces of globalisation. It critically examines how global forces have shaped and reshaped Vietnam’s higher education landscape. At the same time, the book explores local demands on Vietnamese higher education, and deciphers how higher education institutions are responding to globalisation, internationalisation and local demands. Based on empirical research, theoretical approaches and the experiences of researchers from Vietnam and overseas, it addresses critical perspectives on the aspects fundamental to the reform of Vietnamese higher education and outlines viable paths for the future.


higher education in Vietnam Higher Education reforms University leadership University governance in Vietnam Doctoral education in Vietnam teaching and learning in higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Nhai Thi Nguyen
    • 1
  • Ly Thi Tran
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash CollegeClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8917-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8918-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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