Research Interest:

  • School-family partnership for Early Childhood Development (ECD), Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), Education access, quality and financing, Teacher placement, Internationalization of higher education, and Community development.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe University [Expected] (Sep. 2018)
  • Master of Public Policy, Meiji University (Sep. 2014)
  •  Bachelor of Arts in Education, Viet Nam National University (Jun. 2008)


  • Research Assistant, MEXT/UNESCO Projects on school finance, teacher placement, and innovative financing for ECCE, Kobe University (Jul.2015-present)
  • Research Intern, FHI360, Education Policy and Data Center, Washington, D.C. (Sep.-Oct.2016)
  • Consultant, Regional report on financing for early childhood care and education in Asia-Pacific region, Kobe University (Dec. 2015-Jul.2016)
  • Lecturer and Administrator at International School, Viet Nam National University (IS-VNU) (Jun.2010 ~ Sep.2015)
  • Secretariat, Administrator and Translator at the European Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam (EuroCham Hanoi) (Aug.2009-Jan.2010)
  • Instructor of English for adults at EQuest Institution, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (Jan.-Jul.2009)
  • Class teacher and teacher of English at Dream House–Tri Viet International School, Ha Noi, Vietnam (Jul.-Dec.2008)
  • Teaching assistant at British Council, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (Jan.-Jun.2008)

Social and Volunteer Activities

  • Volunteer in fund raising activities to support lunch for poor children in the Northern Mountainous Area of Viet Nam (Jul. 2013-present)
  • Founder and Advisor of Students’ Club of Voluntary Activities, IS-VNU (2010-2012)
  • Representative of Vietnam Hosteling International for Hosteling International Asian-Pacific Regional CEO Meeting in Sydney, Australia (Dec.2009)
  • Leader of Vietnamese Delegation for Asian Youth Exchange in Singapore (Oct.2009)
  • Member and interpreter of Vietnamese Delegation for Asian Youth Exchange in Thailand (Jul.2009)
  • Volunteer translator of Child Fund Australia and World Vision in Vietnam (Jul.2006-Dec.2007)


  • UNESCO. 2017. Ensuring Adequate, Efficient and Equitable Finance in Schools in the Asia-Pacific Region. Bangkok: UNESCO. (Contributor) (E)
  • UNESCO. 2016. Asia-Pacific Regional Report: Financing for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). Paper commissioned for the Financing for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE): Investing in the foundation for lifelong learning and sustainable development (2016). Working paper. Bangkok: UNESCO. (Co-author) (E)
  • Benete, L. & Nguyen, H.T.T. (2016). School Finance in Viet Nam. In Ogawa, K. (Ed.), Financing Basic Education: A Study on School Grants in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia (pp. 93-115). Kobe University (E)
  • Laratta, R., Nguyen, H.T.T., & Pham, H.T. (2014). A case of effective civic engagement in Vietnam. Leadership and Policy Quarterly, 3 (1), 25-34. (E)
  • Nguyen, H.T.T. (2014). Enhancement of Internationalization of Higher Education: Cooperation between Japanese and Vietnamese Higher Education. [Master Thesis]. Meiji University. pp 1-112. (E)
  • Nguyen, H.T.T. & Laratta, R. (2012). Impacts of Language and Culture on the internationalization of higher education in Vietnam and Japan. Viet Nam National University, Ha Noi. pp 76-102. (E)

Academic Associations

  • Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
  • Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • Sakaue, K. & Nguyen, H.T.T. “Developing strategies for efficient teacher placement at primary education circle in Viet Nam”, Paper presented at research dissemination workshop, Ministry of Education and Training, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 29 November 2016. (E-V)
  • Ogawa, K. & Nguyen, H.T.T. “Financing Early Childhood Care and Education in Vietnam,” Paper presented at JSPS Core-to-Core Seminar on “Education Finance and Administration,” Kobe University, Japan, 12 July 2016. (E)
  • Benete, L. & Nguyen, H.T.T. “School Finance in Vietnam,” Paper presented at JSPS Core-to-Core Seminar on “Education Finance and Administration in Developing Countries and Public Policy,” Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 08 February 2016. (E)
  • Nguyen, H.T.T. “Access and Quality of Primary Education for Children of Ethnic Minority Groups in Vietnam: Impacts of the National Hunger Eradication and Poverty Reduction Program,” Research proposal presented at the International Education Development Forum (IEDF) 2015, Waseda University, Japan, November, 2015. (E)
  • Nguyen, H.T.T. & Laratta, R. “Impacts of Language and Culture on the internationalization of higher education in Vietnam and Japan,” Paper presented at the Internationalization of Higher Education: North-South Perspectives International Conference, Vietnam National University, Vietnam, July, 2012. (E)

Language/ Skills

  • Vietnamese (Native), English (Fluent), Japanese (Intermediate)
  • SPSS, R, Nvivo, Microsoft Office

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