MODERNIZING VIETNAMESE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION – CASE STUDY OF SAUNAC PROJECT
Henna Knuutila and Harri Lappalainen, Turku University of Applied Sciences Turku, Finland
Abstract — Vietnam has taken steps to reform its education sector but the shortage of skilled labor is still a major factor in slowing economic growth. Solving this problem would require a thorough reform of the education system and a strong linkage between educational institutions and businesses, in order to have a better match the needs of working life. The benefit of the SAUNAC project for the Vietnamese partner Universities is to bring added value to their educational systems as a whole. The direct added value is twofold: new ideas and practices in the themes related to the smart sustainable cities remarkably enrich the existing contents. The success of the project can be measured in many ways, by using tangible and intangible indicators and deliverables. However, the change in mindset is a key towards any sustainable change in practices.