Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”

I was honored to be invited to give the keynote address at the recent annual Conference of Business Innovation, organized by the FPT Leadership Institute. First, a word about the parent company.  FPT, Vietnam's leading technology company, was founded in 1988 as The Food Processing Technology Company.  Its first contract was  to provide computers for … Continue reading Keynote Address: “Intercultural Competence as a Cornerstone of Innovation”

Workshop on Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

On Saturday, 27 September, I participated in a workshop on the reform of Vietnam's higher education admission system hosted by Vietnam National University-Hanoi.  The workshop, which was led by VNU-Hanoi President Phùng Xuân Nhạ and Vice President Nguyễn Kim Sơn, received extensive print and electronic media coverage.  For those of you who read Vietnamese, here is … Continue reading Workshop on Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

Vietnam Education Dialogue: Higher Education Reforms

On July 31st and August 1st, US Consul General, Rena Bitter, hosted a conference on Vietnamese higher education.  The star-studded list of guests included Dr. Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, known as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, Dr. Nguyen Quan, Minister of Science and Technology, and Professor Bui … Continue reading Vietnam Education Dialogue: Higher Education Reforms

2014 VietAbroader Summer Study Abroad Conferences

Below is a note I sent to US higher education colleagues about the summer VietAbroader Study Abroad Conferences. MAA I'm pleased to announce that the 2014 VietAbroader Conferences - Passing of the Torch will be held on Saturday, July 19th in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Sunday, July 20th in Hanoi.  Follow this link … Continue reading 2014 VietAbroader Summer Study Abroad Conferences

Creating and Maintaining Productive and Effective Partnerships

This was my first presentation in absentia.  I was scheduled to present at the 2014 CCID Conference in late February about Creating and Maintaining Productive and Effective Partnerships for community colleges, along with my distinguished colleagues, but wasn't able to attend.  Below is the abstract and list of presenters.  Follow this link to download a … Continue reading Creating and Maintaining Productive and Effective Partnerships

2014 VSN International Conference “What Is A Good University?”

I was recently invited to speak at a conference in Hanoi organized by the Vietnam Scholar Network (VSN), the Vietnam Centre for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) and the University of Education, and sponsored by the British Embassy Hanoi.  The conference, which was kicked off with remarks from Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Duc, Vice President, … Continue reading 2014 VSN International Conference “What Is A Good University?”

2014 Vietnam Engineering Education Conference (VEEC)

The 2014 HEEAP Alliance Partners and Arizona State University will host the 2nd annual Vietnam Engineering Education Conference (VEEC) on March 25-26, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City. VEEC 2014 is a major event bringing together global industry, government and academic professionals to discuss transformative ideas and solutions to engineering and technical education programs in … Continue reading 2014 Vietnam Engineering Education Conference (VEEC)