Some interesting trends for all the education fans out there from Word Education News
Here’s a some highlights:
– Vietnam is currently one of the fastest growing sources of international students for U.S. institutions of higher education, the 8th largest sender, only just behind Japan
– Since the turn of the century, international student numbers have jumped by 675 percent
– Vietnam will continue to be an important market for educational institutions looking to diversify their international student body
“Vietnam is a country in transition. It has an economy that was once red hot, but has recently suffered setbacks related to the global financial crisis, bad debt and a lack of trained labor qualified to propel industry forward. The Vietnamese government is focused on improving quality standards in education and refocusing training on priority areas such as foreign language acquisition, science and technology instruction, and the expansion of vocational training.
Vietnamese society continues to place a high value on education, and while growth trends in international enrollments have tapered in recent years compared to the breakneck increases of the second half of the last decade, renewed global economic growth should allow Vietnam to reassert itself as an international, low-cost manufacturing hub. Subsequent increases in gross national income are likely to be invested in part in overseas training for the next generation.” Commented Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews.
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