The Chief Representative of Arizona State University’s Representative Office in Vietnam, Khoi Le Van, appeared on local Ho Chi Minh City television to discuss foreign investment in Vietnam’s higher education November 5, 2015.
Hosted by experienced journalist Minh Duc, the program invites guest speakers to discuss a range of topics from education and health to industry and culture. Khoi spoke of the 220 investment projects in education with a registered fund of $825 million USD, focused mainly in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang. Most of the projects are involved with training centers, as well as elementary and high schools, and very few are targeted at higher education. In fact, higher education only accounts for less than one percent of the total investment.
Khoi stressed the need for better policy, regulation and support, as well as continued joint efforts by the Ministries of Planning and Investment and Education and Training to attract investment in higher education. He shared the HEEAP model of public/private partnerships, citing the collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Training, USAID, Intel and ASU as examples of strong support for higher education in Vietnam.
Photo Caption: Khoi Le Van, Chief Representative of the Arizona State University Representative Office in Vietnam and host Minh Duc discuss foreign investment in Vietnam’s higher education, November 5, 2015.