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The paper analyzes a number of factors related to scientific research activities including support policies; facilities, equipment and materials for scientific research; support from the universities to students in the development of four CDIO competencies (Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate). The authors then evaluate the impact of the above factors on the student's competency development in the CDIO training model. The authors surveyed 1401 academic staff, 2306 students and conducted semi - structured interviews of 18 lecturers at 6 Vietnamese universities. The results show, from the most to the least influential groups of factors in the student competency development: facilities and equipment for practice, internship and scientific research activities, the university's support in the 4 CDIO phases and the policy matters, respectively. In general, all four students' competencies are assessed at a fairly high level and vary among universities. Specifically, the ability to form ideas was the highest rated, followed by the ability to design products, and the lowest rated competencies are to test and operate products in practice. Based on the findings, the authors proposed 6 solutions to improve student’s competencies in the CDIO training model.
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