Discussion on the Governance of Non-profit Private Universities in Vietnam: Analyses from a Legal Perspective

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Phan Thi Thanh Thuy, et. al.


The system of private universities in Vietnam has been formed and made remarkable progress for over 30 years, since the 1986 Renovation. At the present time, there are 65 private universities, of which the majority is of non-profit private universities, accounting for about 27,4% of the total number of higher education institutions across the country. However, in the process of organization and operation of this type, there exist many inadequacies and internal disputes related to issues such as capital contribution, ownership and benefit sharing or disputes over the senior management positions. This situation raises the question of whether the current laws and regulations on non-profit private university governance is really appropriate and encourages them to develop. To answer these questions, the article will explore and analyze the relevant laws and regulations on private higher education, and then point out the limitations. Thereby, make some suggestions to improve the laws on the governance of non-profit private university in Vietnam.

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