The Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) and Foreign Trade University are pleased to invite higher education leaders and scholars of all relevant backgrounds, in various specialist areas and at different levels to join us in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 27th2018 for the conference on International Experiences on Higher Education Autonomy.

Since 2014, the implementation of autonomy in Vietnamese higher education institutions has achieved several appreciable results such as reducing administrative procedures, increasing the innovation and flexibility in university management system. However, autonomy has not become a driving force for Vietnamese public universities to promote initiatives, improve operational efficiency and enhance their competing capability in a changing education environment. There is still much to be done to achieve an efficient autonomous higher education, especially in finance, personnel, enrollment and asset management aspects.

The Conference aims at bringing together international experts and all stakeholders concerned by the higher education in Vietnam - the government, policymakers, institutional leaders, academics, etc. -  in order to discuss international practices, experiences and trends in higher education autonomy and their implications for institutional autonomy path in Vietnam. Representatives from World Bank, British Council and foreign embassies will also participate. This is the first edition of the annual Vietnam Education Summit organized by AVSE-Global.

We sincerely thank the British Council in Vietnam for their support and contribution of knowledge and finance for this event.


  • Sector Governance: the legal framework for institutional autonomy

  • Autonomy and Institutional governance: from theories to practices

  • University – Industry Linkages

  • Dimensions of university autonomy unpacked: Organizational autonomy, Staffing Autonomy, Financial Autonomy, and Academic Autonomy

Reasons to attend

The conference on Higher Education Autonomy in Vietnam 2018 welcomes everyone with an interest in the higher education autonomy in Vietnam. Participants of the event include, but are not limited to:

  • Policymakers, scholars and higher education institution leaders from foreign countries who would like to share practical experiences;

  • Vietnam’s policymakers and institutional leaders who would like to discuss and provide suggestions for policies and regulations regarding higher education autonomy;

  • Scholars, academics and researchers who would like to undertake studies on institutional autonomy in Vietnam.

Keynote and Distinguished Guest Speakers

For this first edition, we are honored to welcome following keynote speakers: 

Prof. Philippe Aghion
Harvard University
Prof. Atshusi Kajii
Kyoto University 
Dr Jane Davidson
Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK
Mr Robert Owen Humphreys
CBE FLSW, member of the HEFCW Council, former Director of the Open University in Wales
Mr. Dilip Parajuli 
Senior Economist, World Bank 
Prof. Pham Duy Nghia
Fulbright Economics Teaching Program 
Dr. Anna-Klara Lindeborg
Uppsala University, Sweden
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thi Thu Giang
Foreign Trade University 
Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong
IPAG Business School  


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: October 10th, 2018

Registration Deadline: October 21th, 2018

Conference Event: October 27th, 2018




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