Representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training and Times Higher Education (THE) on Thursday discussed cooperation to improve the quality of higher education in Vietnam.
Times Higher Education is known for publishing the annual Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings.
Pham Quang Hung, Director of the ministry’s International Cooperation Department, at the meeting seeks THE’s recommendations for Vietnamese universities based on the organization’s ranking criteria.
He proposed that the two sides hold discussions on possibilities and directions for cooperation and consider the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
THE’s chief global affairs officer Phil Baty agreed that the two sides will discuss and look for potential areas of cooperation, as well as sign an MoU with specific goals and terms as a basis for future work plans.
Baty said Vietnamese universities have been regularly present in the world university rankings. He said many Vietnamese universities have the potential to be included in the ranking in the next few years. In addition to the six universities that have already made their names on the THE rankings, 12 others are expected to soon meet the threshold for world university rankings.
He said THE can provide data, share information and advise potential universities in the process of improving their rankings. THE can also provide information and data to assist Vietnam’s education and training sector in identifying areas that need improvement.
The two sides agreed to organize a seminar on university ranking this year.