Quality assurance and accreditation was officially introduced into the higher education system in Vietnam over ten years ago. It is evident that quality assurance has resulted in positive impacts on university management, teaching, learning and research activities. This paper aims to explore factors that aid the successful implementation of higher education quality assurance and accreditation in Vietnam. Through semi-structured interviews with 32 participants, this study identified a number of factors that contributed to quality assurance processes, including awareness of the importance of quality assurance, better institutional manager leadership, support of university lecturers, staff, and students, and the vital responsibility of internal quality assurance staff. These confirm that internal stakeholders play an important role in undertaking quality assurance programmes and activities.
accreditation, quality assurance, higher education, implementation, qualitative study
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Nguyen, L., Tran, T., Pham, T., Nguyen, T., Le, H., Trinh, T., & Nghiem, T. (2021). Factors Affecting Successful Quality Assurance Implementation in Vietnamese Higher Education: A Qualitative Study. The Qualitative Report, 26(2), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4564
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