Vietnam’s Role in the Internationalisation of Education

Education’s perception in Vietnamese culture is exceptional. Due to their roots in Confucianism, the Vietnamese place great value on the importance of education. Confucius regularly spoke of its significance in the development of a human being. He also believed that education is a key factor for societal advancement. 

The past few decades have seen Confucius’ timeless philosophies being given flight by government action in Vietnam. Policies like National Targeted Program on Sustainable Poverty Reduction (NTP-SPR) have helped curb school dropout rates and improve literacy. Universities in Vietnam have transformed the nation into an emerging economy. Vietnam could achieve the status of a high income country by 2050, as estimated by PWC.   

International Universities in Vietnam

Universities from around the world cannot help but notice these optimistic metrics. The International Trade Administration, an agency under the US Department of Commerce, has ranked education in Vietnam as a ‘Best Prospect Industry’.

After years of anticipation and negotiations, the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) was established in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017. Leaders in the United States and Vietnam were instrumental in FUV’s vision coming to life. President Barack Obama heralded the university’s opening as the arrival of something magnificent. It is safe to say that the university has lived up to its name. 

Fulbright University Vietnam has become a pivotal player in the region’s education sector. The university is a first-of-its-kind liberal arts school with a strong focus on research and societal participation. Vietnamese and foreign students alike fill the campus with the hum of harmony and innovation. With its belief in a diversified student body, FUV has reiterated Vietnam’s significance of education’s internationalism. 

Acumen has been one of the first educational consultants to recognise Vietnam’s true potential. Our Expert Ecosystem works with more than 16 universities in QS Top 100 rankings. Our partners have sailed over every international enrolment challenge with our keen and innovative assistance.

Vietnamese Students Around The World

UNESCO rates Vietnam as the host county of the ninth-highest outbound international students. As of 2019, there are 126,059 Vietnamese students studying abroad.  

Vietnam entered the WTO in 2007. In the years that followed, the economy saw a spike in foreign investment, improved growth rates and higher exports. Doors also opened for domestic students to easily seek education in foreign universities. Currently, there are 40,633 Vietnamese students in Japan and 25,951 in the US.  Other top destinations include Australia, South Korea and Canada. Acumen provides the finest internationalisation opportunities to universities. Our end-to-end approach allows us to help our partners realise their foreign enrolment goals.      

Internationalism is Key to Education

Internationalism not only contributes to greater social harmony but also gives countries the chance to attract overseas talent in the jobs market. South East Asian countries have emerged as an alternative to a China-centric international enrolment strategy. Get in touch with our award-winning team to increase your student intake from South East Asia, a region accounting for almost 325,000 annual outbound students. Be it in the capacity of an advisory or an enrolment service provider, Acumen is your one-stop solution.