International Education Centre

aims to support international education activities and research networks between Vietnam and Australia.


Located in the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) Strategic Centre, Deakin University, and supported by Faculty of Arts and Education’s Research Development Grant, the Australia-Vietnam International Education Centre (AVIEC) facilitates dialogues and webinars discussing and exchanging expertise on key emerging issues, policies, practices and trends in student mobilities and international education. The webinars will involve speakers as key partners and stakeholders from a range of government, education, industry and community sectors.


Ly Tran is a Professor in the School of Education, Deakin University. Her research focuses on international students across the school, VET and HE sectors, student mobility, the New Colombo Plan and internationalisation of higher education in Vietnam. Prior to coming to Australia, she was a lecturer at Hue university, Vietnam. Ly has published intensively on internationalisation in Vietnamese higher education, international student experiences, the international education-migration nexus and student mobilities and public diplomacy. Ly has been collaborating with a number of Vietnamese colleagues and universities on projects related to Vietnam.

Associate Professor
Chie Adachi

Associate Professor Chie Adachi currently works as Director, Digital Learning within the Learning and Teaching centre, Deakin Learning Futures at Deakin University. With her team of academic developers, learning designers and learning technologists, Chie leads a number of digital learning innovation projects at Deakin. She is passionate about and research into how digital pedagogy, educational technology and interculturalism enhance and innovate teaching and learning. She is also a co-founder of TELedvisors, Special Interest Group under ASCILITE.

Associate Professor
Bonnie Yim

Associate Professor Bonnie Yim is the Associate Dean (International & Engagement) of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. Bonnie has senior leadership experience to engage with stakeholders and to deliver transnational university programs in partnership with strategic institutes. Through her work with colleagues and ongoing commitments, she was awarded the Deakin University Faculty Partnership & International Award (Partnership Development) and the Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellent Contributions to Partnership. Bonnie is an active researcher and has published widely. Her research is framed by teacher professionalism, mixed-method analysis and socio-cultural theories.

Dr Huyen Bui is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Education, Deakin University.  Huyen did her Bachelor of Business Administration in Vietnam before coming to Australia for her postgraduate study. Huyen’s career has developed at the intersection of industry and academic expertise in international education. She held different senior positions in international education sector and contributed to fostering the educational relationship between Australia and Vietnam through promoting and facilitating national and institutional partnerships. Academically, her research interest includes international student acculturation and support, international graduate employability and transnational education.

PhD Candidates and Graduates

Huong Phan

Diep Nguyen

Tien Nguyen

Thinh Huynh

John Bolton

Trang Le

Trang Hoang