Vietnam has used last month's Asia Europe Ministers Education Meeting to finalise a €578,000 with Ireland and start negotiations with Norway. It is hoped the deal will encourage mobility between the two nations.
The US political rhetoric is deterring few as the top overseas study destination for Vietnamese students, as Vietnam continues to solidify its place as a strong source market. Cost concerns, however, are creating new market opportunities. Matthew D. Edward explores the trends shaping this Southeast Asian nation as an outbound market.
A decree has been drafted in Vietnam requiring foreign investors to have more capital to set up universities in the country. It will also uncap the proportion of Vietnamese primary and high-school students able to enrol in foreign-invested institutions.
Vietnam has put cross-border education at the centre of bilateral talks with leading foreign partners since appointing its new prime minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, earlier this year. Student mobility, joint universities and vocational training were highlighted during state visits in the last month.