MOTIVE is the abbreviation of a project named “Monitoring Trends in Vietnamese graduates’ Employment”. The project aims to 4 specific objectives, including: (1) to strengthen the capacity for the Vietnamese to release graduate surveys; (2) to build-up the capacity for the Vietnamese in exploiting the data of graduates for the adoption of quality assurance measures; (3) to increase cooperation between Vietnamese universities and MOET on graduate tracking; (4) to reinforce the connection between partner institutions and society on graduate tracking.

Thai Nguyen University of Economics & Business Administration (TUEBA) is a center for training high quality human resource in the Northern mountainous region, Viet Nam. In addition to training activities, TUEBA has been implementing many high applicable research projects in collaboration with many Vietnamese institutions and international partners.  TUEBA is one of the members of Thai Nguyen University which currently has participated in the MOTIVE project. In the context of this project, an online training took place on 25th April, 2020 hosted by Hanoi University. The online training witnessed the enthusiasm joining of researchers and IT staffs coming from Thai Nguyen University such as Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration, Thai Nguyen University of Agricultural and Forestry, School of Foreign Language. There are 4 issues that the program focused on. Firstly, the introduction of  VOYAGE, process to handle works, steps in projects. Secondly, roles of student, admin, company in the project. Thirdly, questionnaire and information fields of the project. Finally, notes about personnel, operation and finance management. At the end of the programs, attendants had opportunities to share their opinions though part for questions and answers. These following images are about the program:

Introduction of how to register an account on the Voyage system.


Introduction of how to answer the survey questionnaire on the Voyage system

This event is considered as one of the steps in the process of development of the project. After this event, TUEBA plans to build a communication plan about the project’s data system of VOYAGE for student, introduction of how to register an account on the system and guide them to answer survey questionnaires.


Rice management to increase water use efficiency, preserve resources and improve livelihoods of people in the upstream of Red River and Mekong River

Duration: 2006-2009

Cost of project: 134.000 USD (for 4 partners)

Sponsors: IFAD, IRRI


Main goal:

– To establish land use options to improve water use efficiency at different scales (households to regions), and to improve access to water for the poor and ensure sustainable food security for farmers in upstream areas.

Study on household’s living standards and poverty dynamics in mountainous areas of Thai Nguyen Province

Duration: 2006-2009

Cost of project: 67. 000 USD

Sponsor: Ford Foundation – USA

Partners: Wisconsin University – USA

Main goals

– To provide solutions to help the poor in mountainous areas of Thai Nguyen get out of poverty and improve their standard of living.

– To strengthen the teaching staff’s research capacity at the University of Economics and Business Administration and local officials to gain access to major research cooperation projects with foreign countries.

Pilot project on regional rural development in Thai Nguyen province: enhancing the capacity of implementing and managing renovation projects

Duration: 2004 – 2007

Cost of project: 78.070 EURO

Sponsor: INSA-ETEA, Spain

Main goals:

– To strengthen the capacity of the teaching staff of the University of Economics and Business Administration;

– To provide basic materials for research and project implementation;

– To train collaborators from local to commune and district levels for rural development;

– To advise a number of cooperatives in the two typical districts on the accounting work and help carry out computerized accounting, thereby expanding the model to some cooperatives of neighboring districts; and

– To revise regional rural development documents for research and project implementation, as a theoretical basis for rural development, especially in the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam.