The 13th Engaging With Vietnam (EWV) Conference will be held from 26-30 October 2022 at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City as well as in Trà Vinh.

Trường Đại học Khoa học Xã hội và Nhân văn – Đại học Quốc gia TP.HCM

Address: 10-12 Đ. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh

The collaborating partners for this year’s conference are the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University (VNU), Ho Chi Minh City; HUTECH University; the University of South Australia’s Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI); and the International and Comparative Education (ICE) Research Group at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Conference Schedule

24-25 October

2-day pre-conference workshop on research and publishing at the University of Social Sciences & Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University (VNU), Ho Chi Minh City for USSH staff organized by Engaging With Vietnam and the University of South Australia’s Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI) with the participation of a representative from Springer.

25 October

Visit to HUTECH University and Ho Chi Minh City tour

26-28 October

Engaging With Vietnam conference at the University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City

29-30 October

Trip to experience Trà Vinh

Conference Theme: “Knowledge Production in the Age of Metrics and Global Rankings”

When the first Engaging With Vietnam conference was held in Melbourne, Australia in February 2010, the issue of Vietnam’s “integration” (hội nhập) into the world of global scholarship was a topic of great interest. At that time, such integration was still in the process of development, and it was not clear which approaches and practices would become the norm at Vietnamese universities in the years ahead.

Now, over a decade later, as we prepare to hold the 13th Engaging With Vietnam conference, we find that Vietnamese universities, like many universities around the world, are becoming ever more integrated into global rankings systems and are seeking to follow UN sustainability goals. Further, many scholars in Vietnam and around the world now find that they must meet certain key performance indicators (KPIs), such as annually publishing in international journals of a certain rank, so that they can attain certain metrics.

In keeping with the core interest of EWV on the issue of knowledge production, the theme of the 13th conference will be “Knowledge Production in the Age of Metrics and Global Rankings.”

While, as always, Engaging With Vietnam is a multidisciplinary conference that welcomes proposals on all topics in the Social Sciences, Humanities, the Arts, Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies relating to Vietnam, during the conference we will be interested in learning and discussing how the current emphasis on metrics, global rankings, and sustainability goals is affecting knowledge production about Vietnam, both in Vietnam and globally. Likewise, we are keen to explore how such emphasis is impacting these disciplines with regard to research, scholarship, and the training of upcoming scholars.

We will address these issues in unique ways through keynote events and other activities, such as an opening keynote on Jazz and knowledge production.


If you would like to attend Engaging With Vietnam, please follow the link below.


Following our publication projects initiated from the previous EWV conferences, we will continue these projects with the 13th EWV conference.

After the conference, full papers will be invited for consideration for publication in edited volumes or special issues of journals published by international publishers.

***Please note no publication is guaranteed until all papers have passed peer review and satisfy the requirements of each publication project.

Contacting EWV

Queries and questions can be directed to EWV conference email: engagingwithvietnam[at]

You can also keep up to date with Engaging With Vietnam by following us on social media.

EWV 13 looks forward to meeting you in Ho Chi Minh City in October 2022!

Warmest wishes,

Founders of Engaging With Vietnam

Phan Le Ha (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) & Liam C. Kelley (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

EWV 13 Conference Convenors

Phan Le-Ha (UBD) and Liam C. Kelley (UBD)

Members of the EWV 13 Organising Team (regularly updated)

Le Thuy Linh (Monash University), Ngô Thị Phương Lan (USSH HCMC), Lê Hoàng Dũng (USSH HCMC), Phạm Tấn Hạ (USSH HCMC), Tran Anh Tien (USSH, VNU HCMC), Mai Thi Kim Khanh (USSH, VNU HCMC), Quang Dai Tuyen (HUTECH), Joel Windle (University of South Australia), Min Pham (University of South Australia), Jamie Gillen (University of Auckland).


Le Thuy Linh (Monash University), Chau Huy Ngoc (USSH, VNU HCMC), Ngo Thi Diem Hang (University of South Australia) & Dang Thi Phuong Anh (USSH, VNU Hanoi)