© British Council

Tuesday 26 November 2013 - 00:00 to Wednesday 27 November 2013 - 00:00
Ho Chi Minh City

Connecting Asia – preparing higher education to meet the demands of the 21st century  

Partners: Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam and Aston University, UK

This will be one in a series of nine East Asia policy dialogues which will be held in China, UEA, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Japan. Each Policy Dialogue has a specific and focused agenda, which frame the debate on the issues affecting higher education in East Asia and the UK. 

The Dialogue in Vietnam will debate about universities to response to national growth challenges. Universities need to be able to deliver the skills that are needed for productivity and competitiveness. This means that universities have to be connected with the world of work, to each other and to research institutions, both in their own countries and internationally. 

This Dialogue will explore these connections against Vietnam’s new higher education law that will encourage autonomy, responsiveness and growth of its higher education institutions. Through UK and East Asia case studies, the event will particularly explore:

  • governance and institutional management 
  • enhancing quality to promote collaboration 
  • research models and the role of industries/ business in commercialisation of innovation


  • Key note speeches 
  • Panel and round table discussion


Policy makers and leaders from government offices, education and research institutions and business sectors from the UK, East Asia and Vietnam.


Nguyen Thu Giang
Higher Education Manager
British Council
20 Thuy Khue
T +84 (0)4 3728 1920 ext 1926
Direct +84 (0)4 37281926 
E giang.nguyen@britishcouncil.org.vn