Vietnam National University Hanoi

Wednesday 28 February 2024 -
15:00 to 17:00
Vietnam National University, Hanoi

The project 'Empowering women leadership in higher education towards digitalisation and globalisation ages' (EWL) is sponsored by the British Council under Going Global Partnerships programme and involves the participation of universities, including Vietnam National University, Hanoi (chaired), Coventry University - UK (co-chaired) in collaboration with Phenikaa University; Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business. The project aims to enhance the capacity of female leaders in higher education institutions in Viet Nam, thereby promoting the empowerment of female leaders in the current context of digitisation and globalisation. The project's objectives are all geared towards implementing the digital transformation and innovation strategies of Vietnamese universities. 

Commencing officially in January 2022, the project has successfully organized a series of activities, including International Conferences, Dialogue Series, Training of Trainers (TOT) sessions, and E-learning modules accessible through the Learning Management System (LMS) of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU). During the implementation process, the project has developed a network between female leaders in HEIs to serve as a concrete foundation for future collaborations. Specifically, more than 600 female researchers and leaders inside and outside of Viet Nam have joined this network to exchange knowledge and experience to better adapt to the digitalisation and globalisation process in Viet Nam.

Within the framework of the project, the final Annual Conference will be held on 28 February 2024, from 15.00–17.00 Viet Nam time (8.00–10.00 UK time) offline at Vietnam National University, Hanoi and online via Teams.


Time Topic Presenter

15.00–15.15 (VN)

8.00–8.15 (UK)

Registration of participants

Organizing Committee

15.15–15.20 (VN)

8.15–8.20 (UK)

Host Greetings by Coventry University


Professor Panagiotis Andrikopoulos –Centre Director, Research Centre for Financial & Corporate Integrity, Coventry Business School

15.20–15.25 (VN)

8.20–08.25 (UK)

Speech of the Vietnam National University representative


15.25–15.30 (VN)

8.25–8.30 (UK)

Speech of the Vietnam MOET’s representative


Assoc Prof. Dr Nguyen Thu Thuy – Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Training

15.30–15.35 (VN)

8.30–8.35 (UK)

Speech of the British Council’s Representative


Donna McGowan, Country Director, British Council in Viet Nam

15.35–16.00 (VN)

8.35–09.00 (UK)

Overview of project implementation and results



Assoc Prof. Dr Tran Thi Thanh Tu – Head of Department of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Project leader)

16.00–16.15 (VN)

9.00–9.15 (UK)



16.15–16.30 (VN)

9.15–9.30 (UK)

Project external evaluation report

Ms Tran Binh Minh – Deputy Director, Department for Sectoral and Industrial Policy Studies, Central Institute for Economic Management

16.30–16.40 (VN)

9.30–9.40 (UK)

Speech of the Thai Nguyen University of Economics & Business Administration representative

Assoc Prof. Dr Do Anh Tai – Former Chancellor of the University’s Council, Thai Nguyen University of Economics & Business Administration

16.40–16.50 (VN)

9.40–9.50 (UK)

Speech of the Phenikaa University representative


Assoc Prof. Dr Nguyen Phu Khanh – Vice Rector – Phenikaa University

16.50–17.00 (VN)

9.50–10.00 (UK)


Assoc Prof. Dr Tran Thi Thanh Tu – Head of Department of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Project leader)