PARTNERSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM IN VIETNAM


About us

The Partnership for Higher Education Reform (PHER) is a five-year initiative to modernize Vietnam's leading universities and strengthen Vietnam’s higher education system in alignment with USAID's Higher Education Program Framework.

our objectives

PHER strengthens and supports three VNUs -- Vietnam National University-Hanoi, Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, and the University of Danang – to:

Objective 1

More sustainable and autonomous Vietnamese universities

Objective 2

Improved teaching learning quality

Objective 3

Improved research and innovation capacity

Objective 4

Strengthened University - Industry Linkages

PHER engages a wide range of partners from the public and private sectors who can support, advance, expand, and accelerate the program.

STRATEGY

PHER builds on effective models, introduces innovative approaches, and develops new partnerships. Its strategy centers around four key programs: Governance Excellence, Teaching and Learning Excellence, Research Excellence, and University-Industry Linkages. Higher-education policy advocacy and reform, technology and digitization, and gender empowerment are critical, cross-cutting strategies for success across these four pillars and support the long-term sustainability of PHER outcomes.

PROGRAM FOR GOVERNANCE

In this Program, PHER will provide leadership development opportunities for university leaders and policy makers in the broad area of higher-education governance.

PROGRAM FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

The Program for Teaching Learning Excellence focuses on building institutional capacity for the VNUs in teaching and learning to improve academic quality, drawing extensively from IU’s successful experiences.

PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH

PHER will also facilitate inter-institutional research collaborations, doctoral training, and exposure to current trends in research methodology.

Partnership for higher education reform in vietnam

PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY LINKAGES

Through this program, IU and private-sector partners will support the VNUs to create incentives and develop guidelines on university outreach and building and sustaining prosperous partnerships between university and industry.

KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORY

(THE PHER PORTALS)

PHER envisions to serve as a “virtual” institution. It will provide a series of digital portals to support the project’s efforts to transform higher education policy and practices. These knowledge repositories will initially house content related to the four pillars and will grow to accommodate additional content and structure.

POLICY
ADVOCACY

Through policy research, workshops, and seminars to dive deeply into key policy issues, PHER and partners will inform and develop recommendations to improve efficiency and create a culture of innovation within the Vietnamese higher-education system.

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