ENHANCE White Paper: Recommendations towards the improvement of R&I management and implementation in Vietnam
Economic prosperity pertains to the development of the knowledge economy in which R&I is crucial. Vietnam is currently one of the South East Asia’s fastest-growing economies, classified by the World Bank as lower middle-income. The country is making economic progress thanks to an efficient labour market, a strong innovation potential and a broad internal market. However, challenges in R&I management, leadership and implementation are increasing. There is a context of limited resources, a non-mature environment for R&I activities and its management, serious barriers due to the weak HE system and inadequate institutional governance structures; this makes Vietnam’s performance in R&I weaker, as compared to that of neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Malaysia.
The ENHANCE project has developed different activities in the last three years, some of which focused on building the human capacities in R&I management and implementation, strengthening the institutional capacity and enhancing R&I national networking.
This White Paper “Recommendations towards the improvement of R&I management and implementation in Vietnam” is written based on the conclusions withdrawn from the discussions during the two Round Tables organised in the framework of the ENHANCE project:
- 1st Round Table - “The Importance of Higher Education for the Economic Development”, 5th October 2016, hosted by VNU Ha Noi - University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
- 2nd Round Table – “Promoting research applications via university spin-offs”, 27th October 2017, hosted by Can Tho University.
The objective of this White Paper is to provide recommendations in order to improve R&I management and implementation in Vietnam at national and institutional levels. The recommendations focus on fostering a more effective management of the resources available and the creation of a favourable context for the business sector.
The ENHANCE White Paper “Recommendations towards the improvement of R&I management and implementation in Vietnam” is available at our Resources Page in English and Vietnamese.