CHALLENGES AND EXPECTATION OF LECTURERS AND RESEARCHERS ON INTELLECTUAL PROTECTION TRAINING PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY AT HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
1 University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (VIETNAM)
2 Institute Educational Managers (VIETNAM)
3 VNU University of Education (VIETNAM)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Intellectual protection (IP) training program for lecturers and researchers has not been officially implemented in universities in Vietnam. Our study aims to explore the challenges and expectations of this future program at University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) in order to advocate IP training strategies. The cross-sectional online survey was performed in September 2020 on 69 UMP staff (lecturers, researchers and research assistants) with a designed questionnaire focusing on challenges (difficulties and barriers) and expectations (training content) in dealing IP issues. 69 UMP male and female staff joined our study with an average age of 32.3 and different educational levels. The result has pointed out that IP challenge, IP training and IP interest account for 28.9%, 58% and 11.6%, respectively. The key challenges were: (i) Unclear or No idea how to do with IP; (ii) No knowledge of IP laws; (iii) Patent mapping. The expected training contents on IP were (i) Basic and advanced course on IP; (ii) Patent registration procedure. Staffs who had attended IP training previously showed IP interest higher than 6 times significantly with OR = 6.72 (p=0.03). In conclusion, IP knowledge impacts UMP staff's interest in IP training. Therefore, IP training program should be officially implemented at universities with the contents well addressing learners' specific expectations and overcoming their challenges by following National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) curriculum on IP training.
Keywords: Challenges, Expectation, Intellectual Protection Training, Lecturers, Researchers.