Founded in 1994, the Fulbright School is a partnership of the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City and the Harvard Kennedy School. The School receives core funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The School is a Vietnamese institution with international stakeholders, operated according to governance principles that are prerequisites for excellence: autonomy, meritocracy, accountability, and high standards.
The Fulbright School creates, transmits, and disseminates knowledge. Our Vietnamese and international faculty possess a sophisticated understanding of Vietnam, which they connect to regional and global trends. Today this knowledge generation project supports three core initiatives: teaching, including the Master in Public Policy program and executive education; research, into complex policy issues confronting Vietnam; and policy dialogue, through discussion with Vietnamese policymakers and participation in the public policy discourse in Vietnam.
The materials employed in our teaching are made available to students and teachers across Vietnam and around the world through FETP OpenCourseWare. The Fulbright School strives to foster a dynamic learning environment, where students and faculty are laser-focused on attaining the highest standards of inquiry and practice.
Through the Harvard Kennedy School’s Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, the Fulbright School is affiliated with the Ash Center, a leading institution for the study and promotion of innovations in government and public leadership. Our faculty draw upon the Ash Center’s cutting-edge policy research and global leadership network to bring comparative experience to bear on Vietnamese policy issues.