17. The research university and measures to develop College of Natural Science  - Vietnam National University, Hanoi to rank in 500 world – leading research universities

17. The research university and measures to develop College of Natural Science - Vietnam National University, Hanoi to rank in 500 world – leading research universities

 18:04 08/10/2017

Abstract: A research university is a university that expects all its tenured and tenure-track faculty to continuously engage in research, as opposed to merely requiring it as a condition of an initial appointment or tenure. Such universities can be recognized by their strong focus on innovative research and the prestige of their brand names. With the strategy of developing a research university, Vietnam National University, Hanoi has issued a set of criteria for a research university with aim to promote member institutions to reach regional and global standards of research universities. In this article, author analyses situation of developing the research university at College of Natural Science - Vietnam National University, Hanoi and proposes some measures to develop the University to enter the list of 500 world-leading research universities.
Keywords: Research universities, measure, criteria.

06. Accreditation of universities in Vietnam: the need of the new assessment standard set

06. Accreditation of universities in Vietnam: the need of the new assessment standard set

 16:05 08/10/2017

Abstract: The new set of assessment standards for universities has just been promulgated by the Ministry of Education and Training with a purpose to replace the current one. This paper first analyses the weaknesses of the current standards through the synthesis of specialists’ viewpoints and results of self-assessment and external assessment. Next, the study highlights main content of the new set of accreditation standards with a focus on the innovative criteria in order to confirm the reasons why universities in Vietnam need to be accredited by new criteria. Finally, the research presents discussions and recommendations for the implementation of this new set of accreditation standards and criteria.
Keywords: Accreditation, standards, criteria, higher education.

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