Exploring the Readiness for Digital Transformation in a Higher Education Institution towards Industrial Revolution 4.0

Nguyen Thi Huong Giang, Pham Thi Thanh Hai, Nguyen Thi Thanh Tu, Phan Xuan Tan


Assessing the impact of digital transformation in the fundamental areas of higher education at a specific university, i.e., Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) will show us the readiness for the digital university. Therefore, in this paper, we deeply analyze the characteristics of the typical model of the digital university (University 4.0) to identify the criteria to be surveyed for the assessment of the availability of HUST in digital transformation process. The analysis of survey results, thereby, discloses the effects achieved by practical implementation of digital transformation solutions at HUST. The results of this study allow us to introduce a readiness framework for digital transformation as a reference for the other higher education institutions. In addition, we can partly confirm that the trend of digital transformation is indispensable for universities in Vietnam, contributing to the improvement of higher education quality and international integration in the context of industrial revolution 4.0.


digital transformation, digital university, smart university, university 4.0

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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