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Higher education in Vietnam

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Globalization has reconfigured the higher education (HE) sector worldwide, leading higher education institutions (HEIs) to encounter changing educational demands. HE plays an important role in training the future workforce, which constitutes the human capital for national economic development. At the same time, today’s university graduates need to be able, ethical and responsible global citizens. In other words, HE should cater for individual, local, national and global needs. These diverse requirements put tremendous pressure on HEIs, especially those from developing economies such as Vietnam, to be more open to changes and to take on new challenges in the management and delivery of HE.Ly Tran, Simon Marginson, Hoang Do, Quyen Do, Truc Le, Nhai Nguyen, Thao Vu, Thach Pham and Huong Nguyen’s collective work entitled Higher education in Vietnam: Flexibility, mobility and practicality in the global knowledge economy is a welcome contribution to this area. The book explores the changing l ...