Associate Professor Nguyen Van Phuc is currently the Rector of Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam. Prior to joining the University, he had ten years’ working experience with the HCMC Institute for Economic Research. He completed his PhD study in Development Economics from the Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands in 2006. His areas of research expertise covers a wide range of economics issues such as social capital, sustainable economic growth, foreign direct investment, and business analyses in the education, agriculture and finance sectors. Findings from his research have been widely published in top-tiered Vietnamese journals and international journals such as an Scopus-indexed International Journal of Economics and Financial Studies. Associate Professor Nguyen Van Phuc is also a member of the Committee at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Program, the HCMC Department of Science and Technology.