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2018 International Conference on higher education held in HCMC
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2018 International Conference on higher education held in HCMC

The Saigon Times Daily

Ho Thanh My Phuong, director of SEAMEO RETRAC, speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2018 International Conference - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER

HCMC - The Annual International Conference on higher education was jointly held by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Training Center in Vietnam (SEAMEO RETRAC) and the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) for the fourth year in a row in HCMC last week.

Focusing on “Leadership and Management in Higher Education in a Globalized World: Innovations and Best Practices,” the conference is a global platform for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange among international educational leaders, academicians and professionals in related areas of higher education.

This 2018 conference’s main goal was to update the participants with trends and practices in leadership and management in higher education. Thereby, they can be better prepared to face challenges at their workplace.

The conference also covered a wide range of topics relating to innovations and best practices in higher education leadership and management. It provided academicians and professionals with unique opportunities for presenting and exchanging research-based results related to innovations and best practices in leadership and management in higher education from global higher education institutions.

Additionally, the 2018 International Conference helped develop a global network and linkages among policy makers, educators, leaders and researchers as well as professionals working in the field of international higher education for future development.

The event featured speeches and presentations by international experts including Allan Cahoon, President and Vice Chancellor of Royal Roads University; Paul Dangerfield, President of Capilano University; Elizabeth Hendrey, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Queens College; Henri-Claude de Bettignies, Senior Advisor to the Board of The HEAD Foundation; and N. Varaprasad, Principal Consultant at Singapore Education Consulting Group.

Notably, the conference was attended by a delegation of 15 Canadian educators coming to share best practices with their counterparts from the region, according to the Consulate General of Canada in HCMC.

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