VED 2014 Conference

Vietnam Education Dialogue:

Higher Education Reforms

Time: July 31 – August 1, 2014.

Venue: American Center, 8th floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, Ben Nghe, Ho Chi Minh City.

Final agenda. Bios of speakers and panelists can be downloaded here (pdf file).


Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Morning

7:30am – 8:00am Registration
8:00am – 8:10am Welcome Speech
Rena Bitter, Consul General of the United States
8:10am – 8:25am Opening Speech
Ngo Bao Chau, University of Chicago
8:25am – 8:35am Remarks
Bui Van Ga, Deputy Minister of Education and Training
8:35am – 8:45am Remarks
Nguyen Quan, Minister of Science and Technology

Fulltext of papers and speeches can be viewed at
8:45am – 9:00am Presentation 1: Developing Lecturers and Researchers in Vietnam’s Universities
Ngo Bao Chau, University of Chicago
Ngo Quang Hung, State University of New York at Buffalo
9:00am – 9:15am Presentation 2: University Governance in Vietnam: Cans and Cannots
Bui Tran Phuong, Hoa Sen University
9:15am – 9:30am Presentation 3: Hanoi University: Some Management Experiences
Nguyen Xuan Vang, Ministry of Education and Training
9:30am – 9:45am Presentation 4: Accountability
Tran Ngoc Anh, Indiana University Bloomington
Do Quoc Anh, Science Po Paris
9:45am – 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am – 10:30am US. Government’s View on Education Reforms
Terry White, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
10:30am – 11:30am Panel and Open discussion
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch Break

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – Afternoon

1:30pm – 1:45pm Presentation 5: University Autonomy: Realities and Solutions for Vietnam
Nguyen Minh Thuyet, Formerly National Assembly Member
1:45pm – 2:00pm Presentation 6: Autonomy and the New Law of Higher Education
Vu Thi Phuong Anh, University of Economics & Finance HCMC
2:00pm – 2:15pm Presentation 7: An Appropriate System of Governance and Management for Vietnam’s Higher Education
Lam Quang Thiep, Thang Long University
2:15pm – 2:35pm Panel Discussion
2:35pm – 3:00pm Open Discussion
3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30pm – 3:45pm Presentation 8: Financial Reforms to Enhance Quality, Equality and Effectiveness in Higher Education
Nguyen Truong Giang, Ministry of Finance
3:45pm – 4:00pm Presentation 9: Is Cost sharing policy Supporting Or Obstructing The Development of Vietnamese Higher Education
Pham Hung Hiep, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan and Vietnam National University, Hanoi
4:00pm – 4:15pm Presentation 10: Quality Assurance and Accreditation In Higher Education: Global Trends and ImplicationsFor Vietnam
Do Ngoc Quyen, University of Melbourne
4:15pm – 4:30pm Presentation 11: Digital Education – A Reform Opportunity for Higher Education
Giap Van Duong, Giap School
4:30pm – 4:45pm Panel Discussion
4:45pm – 5:00pm Open Discussion
5:00pm End of Day 1

 Friday, August 1, 2014 – Morning

8:00 am – 8:15am Presentation 12: Developing Faculty Members
Vu Ha Van, Yale University
8:15am – 8:30am Presentation 13: Research and Development in Universities
Ngo Quang Hung, State University of New York at Buffalo
8:30am – 8:45am Presentation 14: FIRST Project: Connecting Knowledge and Spreading Innovation
Luong Van Thang, Ministry of Science and Technology
8:45am – 9:15am Panel Discussion
Luong Hoai Nam, Hoang Gia Tourism and Aviation Services
Duong Nguyen Vu, John von Neumann Institute, VNU HCMC
9:15am – 9:45am Open Discussion
9:45am – 10:00am Coffee Break
10:00am – 10:15am Presentation 15: Viet – Phap University’s Experience
Luong Chi Mai, University of Science and Technology of Ha Noi
10:15am – 10:30am Presentation 16: Identities Formation of Offshore International Vietnamese Students in the Transnational Education Market in Vietnam: an Inside-out Perspective
Nguyen Thi Nhai, RMIT Vietnam
10:30am – 10:45am Presentation 17: How To Operate A Private Education Institution In Vietnam?
Dam Quang Minh, Institute of American Education
10:45am – 11:15am Panel Discussion
Dennis F. Berg, Emeritus Professor from California State University – Fullerton
Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Fulbright Economic Teaching Program
11:15am – 12:00pm Open Discussion
12:00pm End of Conference

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