• Huynh Thanh Tien Director of Resource Center for Community Development, An Giang University, Vietnam
  • Joanna Higgins Associate Dean Research, School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,
  • Nguyen Thanh Hai PhD student of Vietnam National Academy of Educational Management
  • Huynh Thanh Viet Lecturer of the Faculty of Information Technology, An Giang University, Vietnam


institutional factors, leadership, research engagement, research environment, teaching loads


This case study investigated institutional factors affecting university lecturers’ research engagement in a multidisciplinary higher education institution in the Mekong Delta region, Vietnam. The study employed the interpretive qualitative case study approach with the use of three data collection tools (document analysis, surveys, and recorded semi-structured interviews). In this paper, the authors presented the findings of document analysis and the recorded semi-structured interviews. The findings indicated that institutional factors affecting lecturers’ research engagement in this studied university included governmental policies, funding and structure, resources, teaching loads, leadership and research environment. The paper suggested some recommendations to foster the lecturers’ research engagement in this university.   


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Huynh Thanh Tien, Joanna Higgins, Nguyen Thanh Hai, & Huynh Thanh Viet. (2019). A CASE STUDY: INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING LECTURERS’ RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT IN A UNIVERSITY IN MEKONG DELTA REGION, VIETNAM . International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 5(9). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1878