Pham Vu Thang

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Pham Vu Thang


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Director of Center for International Training and Education, UEB, VNU


PhD in Economics Development (2007)



0976 991 666

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Room 509 Building E4, University of Economics and Business’ Campus, 144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam



  • October, 2002 - March, 2007: Ph.D. in Economics Development, School of Development Studies - University of East Anglia - the UK

  • September, 1998 - December, 1999: M.Sc in Global Management and Development, University of Antwerp- Belgium

  • September 1992 - July 1996: Bachelor in Economics Management,National Economics University - Hanoi - Vietnam

  • August 17 - August 20, 2009: East Asia Data for Education Decision-Making Workshop: Linking Evidence to Planning and Action, UNICEF and UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand

  • April 20 - May 1, 2009: Strategic Choices for Education Reform: Building Accountability for Quality, World Bank Institute, Washington D.C, USA

  • May 26 - Jun 6, 2008: Education Decentralisation in the Context of Public Sector Management Reform, UNESCO Khon Kaen, Thailand

Professional experiences:

  • April 1, 2010 - present: Lecturer, Director of International Training and Education, University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University Hanoi

  • December 1, 2007 - March 31, 2010: Officer, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam

  • September 1996 - November 2007: Economics Lecturer, Faculty of Management Science- National Economics University- Hanoi- Vietnam

  • May 2010: Resource person for Asian Development Bank study on “Higher Education in Dynamic Asia”, Team leader: Professor Ann Austin, Michigan State University

  • March 2010: Local consultant for Belgian government’ study on potential cooperation between Belgium and Vietnam on “QUALITY HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT”

  • November 2007 - May 2008: Key researcher in Indochina Research “Survey on Advocacy Demand, Business Associations and Business Development Services in Wood and Bamboo processing sector in Nghe An” funded by Denmark GCF

  • March 2007 - November 2007: National consultant in World Bank project’s Building Capacity in Education Planning Project
  • March 2005 - July 2006: Key researcher in the EU project “Vietnamese garment industry in the post Multi Fibre Agreement”

International Publication:

1. Book “Upgrading of Developing Country Producers in Global Value Chains”, Verlag Dr. Müller Publisher (Germany), 2010, ISBN: 978-3-639-22927-1.

Conference Papers:

1. Finance for Education in Vietnam – Challenges and Directions for Innovation- World Bank’s International Workshop Innovation in Financing for Education: Implications in Asia, Hanoi, April 1-3, 2009

 2. “Vietnam’s garment industry in global value chains”, China in Mainland South East Asia: Flying with Dragon? , Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, Social Research Institute at Chiang Mai University and Rockefeller Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 18-19, 2006

3. “Upgrading of Vietnamese producers in global value chains”, Vietnam Development Forum Tokyo, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan, June 18, 2005

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