Sustainable Development of Higher Education: A Case of Business Universities in Vietnam

Nguyen Hoang Tien, Duong Thi Anh, Mai Van Luong, Nguyen Minh Ngoc, Le Doan Minh Duc, Nguyen Dat


This article provides an insight into the current state of development of the higher education industry in Vietnam, particularly the development of business universities. As one of the developing countries, Vietnam has recently witnessed much social and political tension that was created to make public universities more autonomous academically and financially in order to function and compete equally with private universities. This article examines the largest business universities, both private and public, in the northern and southern parts of Vietnam, in relation to their functioning and competition sustainability issues. It has also identified and compared selected specific sustainability issues in those universities. The methodology used in this study is qualitative comparative analysis. This methodology draws in-depth conclusions and makes useful recommendations for business universities in Vietnam to stay competitive in a sustainable way in order to support and follow national development.



Keywords: business university, sustainable development, sustainable competitiveness, sustainability issues, Vietnam.



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