Saturday 09 March 2024 -
08:30 to 16:15
Duy Tan University Auditorium

Social Innovation Linkages for Knowledge Exchange Network – Viet Nam (SILKEN-VIETNAM) aims to establish ‘social innovation support units’ within six Vietnamese universities, partnering with similar units already operating within their UK counterpart institutions. The project, supported by the British Council's Going Global Partnerships programme, is a collaboration between two UK universities (Glasgow Caledonian University and University of Northampton), and six Vietnamese universities (National Economics University, VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, VNU University of Languages and International Studies, Duy Tan University, and Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry).

In March 2024, SILKEN-VIETNAM will work with COIL4PURPOSE, a project funded by the Scottish Government to co-host a dissemination workshop to present projects' concepts, key findings and best practices.


 Time Topic   Presenter


Opening musical performances



Welcome Speeches

Duy Tan University

British Council in Viet Nam

Scottish Government



Introduction to the project concepts

Mark Majewsky Anderson (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Technology, Internationalisation and Social Innovation

Chair: Angela Miller (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Faiz Shah (Asian Institute of Technology)

Samboeun Hean (Cambodia Institute of Digital Technology)

Daniel Baxter (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Richard Hazenberg (University of Northampton)


COIL Best practices: United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia

Chair: Zarina San Jose (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Ariono Margiono (BINUS Business School)

Lee McMillan (British University Vietnam)

Patrizia M. de Escalona (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Prapaporn T.Mongkhonvanit (Thammasat University) 


SILKEN Viet Nam Project: Viet Nam and UK

Bui Le Anh Phuong (Duy Tan University)

Mark Majewsky Anderson (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Richard Hazenberg (University of Northampton)

Duong Van Thao (Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry)


COIL4PURPOSE framework:

  • Healthy Lives
  • Sustainable Environments
  • Just Societies

Chair: Claire Bereziat (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Katie Thomson/Janice Taylor (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Michael McGuire/Charles Russell (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Ruth Lightbody/ Gerald Melvin (Glasgow Caledonian University)

16.00–16.15 Event Closing