Global Wales

Thursday 07 March 2024 -
16:00 to 17:30

The online conference 'Towards greater gender equality in higher education leadership and governance: a review of practice in Vietnam and Wales' organized by Global Wales and partner universities will take place on Thursday, 7 March 2024 from 16.00–17.30 Viet Nam time (9.00–10.30 UK time). The conference will explore the two-year collaboration between eight Vietnamese and Welsh Universities, providing insight into the approaches taken, the enablers and barriers, and learning outcomes and launching the review and recommendations report. Attendees will hear from the project’s participants and be given the opportunity to ask questions and create connections.

This online conference will conclude the two-year project 'Inclusive Leadership and Governance Exchange: Developing a Network of Best Practice between Wales and Viet Nam', funded by Going Global Partnerships by the British Council. Find out more about our programme here.






Welcome and introduction 

Bill Burson - Head of Partnerships, Global Wales


Opening remarks

Overview of the British Council Going Global Partnerships programme and why the topic of inclusion and gender equality in Higher Education is a priority

Donna McGowan – Country Director, British Council in Viet Nam


Overview of the Going Global Partnership Project

A background to the design and delivery of the project and the methodology employed 

Bill Burson - Head of Partnerships, Global Wales


Case Study 1: Hue University and Swansea University (20 minutes)

Case Study 2: Da Nang University and Cardiff University (20 minutes)

Hear about the approaches and experiences of the project participants from both countries.

Project participants from universities in Viet Nam and Wales


Launch of project report and recommendations

Having reviewed the activities, interviewed participants and gathered data, the independent consultant will provide an overview of their report and share recommendations for policy-makers, institutions and individuals.

Gemma Murphy – Independent Consultant


Audience Q&A




Closing remarks