Founded in 1995, the Fulbright School (formerly the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program) is a partnership of the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City and the Harvard Kennedy School, USA. The School is the only educational institution in Vietnam receiving core funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The School is also the first Vietnamese institution to be a member of the NASPAA – Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.
With the mission to create, transmit and disseminate knowledge, the Fulbright School has been operating according to governance principles that are prerequisites for excellence: autonomy, meritocracy, accountability, and high standards. Our Vietnamese and international faculty possess a sophisticated understanding of Vietnam, which they connect to regional and global trends. Today, we focus on three core initiatives: Teaching, including the Master in Public Policy programs 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 the Open CourseWare. 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.