VN mulls over tertiary education classification

18:47 | 05/10/2014

VGP – Tertiary establishments may be devided into three categories: Research-oriented, application-based and practice-based, according to a draft Decree being developed by the Ministry of Education and Training.

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The decree is expected to provide a basis for universities to identify medium- and long-term targets, investment and development plans, and for State agencies to better manage the tertiary education system.

Meanwhile, each category may also be ranked on five quality levels, the draft decree says.

Quality transparency will help boost healthy training and research competition among tertiary establishments.

Tertiary establishments classification and quality ranking may be conducted every ten years and two years, respectvely, the Ministry said.

Improving the quality of the workforce is one of the three strategic breakthroughs figured out since the 11th National Party Congress held in 2011./.

By Kim Loan