US-backed partnership to help with higher education reform in Vietnam

The Partnership for Higher Education Reform (PHER), which involves some Vietnamese and US universities, was launched on August 1 with a view to improving the academic quality, governance, and market relevance of Vietnam’s higher education institutions.

PHER is a product of an extensive consultation process among the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the three largest Vietnamese universities (the Vietnam National University – Hanoi, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, and University of Da Nang), and relevant entities such as the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, Indiana University, and the World Bank.

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