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EU – Vietnam Higher Education Policy Forum.
Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel, Friday 14 November 2014
- 07.30-08.00 Registration
08.00-08.30 Opening addresses by:
· H.E. Professor Dr Bui Van Ga, Vice Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam, and
· H.E. Dr Franz Jessen, Ambassador – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam
08.30-08.35 Introduction to Forum by chairperson, Dr Stephen Webber, Team Leader EHEF in Central Asia and Asia project
08.35-09.30 Plenary session 1:
· Dr Tran Anh Tuan, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam: ‘Higher education policy priorities and strategies of Vietnam’
· Mr Jan Naplava, Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam:
"EU Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (EU SHARE)"
09.30-09.45 Coffee break
09.45-12.00 Parallel Session 1: Internationalisation – Perspectives on developments in South-East Asia and cooperation with the EU
Chair/Discussant: Dr Le Dong Phuong – National Institute of Education Science (NIES), Vietnam
Ms Elizabeth Shepherd, Senior Research Manager, British Council
"Higher education in South-East Asia – the race to become world class"
Mr Darren McDermott, International Education Development Consultant, Ireland
"Balanced mobility as a catalyst for quality and integration of Higher Education within the EU and ASEAN"
Dr Roberto Napoli, University of Trento, Italy
"Internationalisation of higher education and cooperation between EU and Asian universities"
Parallel Session 2: Case Studies of EU – Vietnam cooperation in developing new models of higher education
Chair/Discussant: Dr Stephen Webber
Mr Gérard Gasquet, Director of Administration, Université des Sciences et des Technologies de Hanoi
Presentation on aspects of governance and lessons learned from the USTH
Professor Jürgen Mallon, President of the Vietnamese-German University
"The Vietnamese-German University - A new model for education and research in Vietnam"
Dr Duong Mong Ha, Rector, VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education, The University of Danang
"VN-UK International Standard University as the new model of higher education cooperation between Vietnam and the UK"
13.30-14.50 Plenary Session 2: Higher Education and Socio-Economic Development
Chair/Discussant: Dr Stephen Webber
Professor Wim Boomkamp, President, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
"Saxion UAS contribution to regional development through strategic plan: National Higher Education reforms as strategic driver towards social engagement"
Ms Anke Stahl, Director, DAAD Regional Office Hanoi and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong, Vice Director General, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR)
"How can Higher Education Institutions contribute to Development? The example of the Center of Natural Resource Development (CNRD) – a co-operation between the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources and the University of Applied Sciences Cologne".
Professor Pasi Malinen, Brahea – Development, Innovation and Business Development, University of Turku, Finland
"Developing Vietnamese University education towards the Bologna model: The case of HUST and UTU collaboration"
14.50-15.00 Closing remarks (representative of Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam)
15.30-18.00 Matchmaking activity and reception for higher-education institutions from Vietnam and EU Member States
Opening remarks (Representative of Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam)
Mr Adrian Veale, Policy Officer, European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture
"Erasmus+: EU-funded opportunities for institutions and individuals from Vietnam"
Mr Rubén Saornil, University of Valladolid, Spain
"Development of university partnerships between Europe and Vietnam: Reflections on the experience of UVa"