|Assoc Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy, acting director general of the Higher Education Department at the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)|
How does Vietnamese higher education measure up to the world?
Over the years, Vietnam’s higher education has made significant strides towards autonomy, enhancing accreditation, publicity of education quality, and approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution. So far, as many as 160 Vietnamese higher education institutions and more than 300 training programmes have been accredited by prestigious domestic and international accreditation organisations.
Higher education institutions have been accessing modern university governance tools to identify and strengthen their competence. Vietnam has three higher education institutions recorded in the list of 1,000 top universities in the world according to the most prestigious international rankings.
Vietnam’s higher education is generally ranked 68th out of nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide.
What does the launch of the UPM ranking system mean in evaluating and improving the quality of higher education in Vietnam?
Local universities are showing limitations in operation and management, especially in evaluating the quality of education and ensuring transparency.
This is not only a problem for Vietnam but also a common problem in many countries, including across ASEAN. Therefore, in order to improve university governance capacity both at the macro and micro levels, it is necessary to have an appropriate and effective set of quality management tools, especially to compare quality assurance indicators among higher education institutions.
The construction and operation of the UPM system has many implications for Vietnam’s higher education. First of all, UPM is a star ranking system of Vietnam, researched and built by domestic educational scientists. Besides that, the system is also the premise for one of the first databases and data analysis centres on higher education.
With these strengths, UPM can provide consultancy and support to domestic and regional higher education institutions.
Higher education institutions can use UPM to self-evaluate their performance, at the same time use it as a tool for strategic management, brand development, and partner development. The government, especially the MoET, can use UPM for macro management, as a basis for decision-making and policy formulation.
Currently, there are eight sectors entitled to free movement within ASEAN and receive common recognition from countries in the region. What opportunities will the application of UPM create when the training level and labour quality of Vietnam are closer to that of other ASEAN member states?
Since UPM has a database and data analysis system, with the information provided, learners have accurate information about higher education institutions so that they can choose schools, training fields and careers suitable to their capabilities and strengths.
In contrast, employers also have the basis for developing personnel strategies, recruitment plans and knowledge transfer cooperation.
Not only applied in Vietnam, useful and effective evaluation indicators such as UPM can also be used to compare the quality of higher education institutions in countries in the region.
This application process will also contribute to the effective reference of qualifications frameworks of countries including Vietnam with the ASEAN qualifications reference framework.
This is the basis for the universities to train the above eight industry sectors to build and adjust the training programmes as close to the regional output standards.
That process will also contribute to promoting the recognition of diplomas and certificates, as well as increasing the reception of the regional market to workers trained in Vietnam.
- Latest hurdle for Louisiana teacher pay raises? Other states raising regional average
- ‘It hasn’t been easy being a Tory in education’: meet the teachers standing for election
- Plan to upgrade internet in public schools died even after push from governor, others
- Regional Australians will need to be our ground troops in the climate war — so stop neglecting us
- Local Boy Scouts Earn Two Unique Merit Badges in Metalwork at COD
- India needs to focus on early childhood education
- Colorado College says it's the first school in the region to reach carbon neutrality
- Enhance promotion of Stem education
- Six new FTZs take opening to higher level
- China Focus: Shanghai pushes for higher-level development
- Sir Colin Buchanan
- What to do when studying abroad goes wrong
UPM to foster local and regional higher education upgrades have 673 words, post on www.vir.com.vn at January 27, 2021. This is cached page on VietNam Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.