The revised Higher Education Law in 2018 introduced a greater level of autonomy to universities in Vietnam. It is therefore more critical than ever that University leadership and governance is able to adapt to new challenges and to create as well as welcome new opportunities that result in high quality training programmes, effective national and international collaborations, productive research outcomes and, perhaps most importantly, employable graduates who are able to adapt easily to the changing environment.
The British Council is committed to supporting Vietnam in its higher education reform agenda through the UK Vietnam Higher Education Partnership (UK–VN HEP) initiative with University leadership and governance being one of four priorities – the others being University Industry links, Transnational Education (TNE) and Quality Assurance, and Research and Mobility.
Since 2018, under the UK-VN HEP initiative, Global Wales and five Vietnamese universities (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, University of Engineering and Technology – VNU Hanoi, Danang University of Technology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities –VNU HCMC, and Industrial University HCMC), have been supported to deliver a capacity training programme for Vietnamese higher education leaders through blended training sessions and study tours to the UK.
The two-year partnership has created concrete impacts for both UK and Vietnamese partners with lessons learnt. This blended conference is, therefore, convened to provide an opportunity for the partnership to share lessons and for UK and Vietnamese universities to learn from and to discuss and identify future, new partnership opportunities.
The blended conference is organised to:
- reflect on experiences, lessons learned, and challenges from the joint project between the UK and Vietnamese partners
- identify impacts of the current project and discuss approaches for future sustainable projects
- share success stories of university leadership and governance through higher education disruption, especially in the areas of digital teaching and learning, and also university industry linkages
- network for future partnership opportunities
- 14.30–17.30 (Vietnam time), i.e. 08.30–11.30 (UK time) Friday, 23 October 2020
- University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, 12 Dinh Tien Hoang, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Mode of delivery
- Blended with face to face meeting and remote participation
- Higher education leaders from the UK, region and Vietnam