Scholar Spotlight – Dr. Tran Le Huu Nghia



Dr. Tran Le Huu Nghia
Australian National University's College of Business and Economics
Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam

Dr. Tran Le Huu Nghia published “Motivations for Studying Abroad and Immigration Intentions: The Case of Vietnamese Students” in the 9(3) issue of the Journal of International Students. His scholarship focuses on issues of graduate employability, work-integrated learning, student experience, teacher education, and international education.

Read our interview with Dr. Huu Nghia:

How did you become interested in conducting research about international students?

I obtained my PhD in higher education studies. International students have remarkably shaped the development of higher education worldwide in the past decades; therefore, it is necessary to do research related to them to ensure that they have the best learning experience and optimize their career development upon graduation.

What projects are you working on currently, or do you hope to work on in the future?

I am working on an edited book project about graduate employability across contexts in which international students' experience with their education as well as international graduates and their career development
are two major themes.

What are some of the most important issues that affect international students and higher education within your current context (country, university, region, etc).?

International education may not ensure employment prospects for international graduates, either staying in the host country or returning to their home country. Therefore, it is important to support international students to develop relevant employability capital that facilitates them to successfully enter the chosen labour market and thrive in their chosen career.

Where can people connect with you?
My LinkedIn profile at