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Forum discusses higher education internationalisation

Update: December, 10/2021 - 15:28


The Foreign Trade University rector Bùi Anh Tuấn speaks at a forum on internationalisation in higher education in Hà Nội on December 9.— Photo

HÀ NỘI — More than 300 participants from 75 education facilities, 30 foreign embassies and 16 local and international organisations discussed internationalisation in higher education, at a forum in Hà Nội on December 9.

The fifth forum “Internationalisation of higher education in fostering innovation ecosystem in the Volatility; Uncertainty; Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) world" was organised, both offline and online, by the Foreign Trade University (FTU).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, FTU rector Bùi Anh Tuấn said that the main driving force of innovation was human resource, which needed to be equipped with knowledge, professional skills, soft skills, an innovative spirit and an entrepreneurial mindset in a changing world, especially amid the pandemic.

“Việt Nam is considered to have potential in changing global innovation in the upcoming years. To prepare the workforce to meet VUCA requirements, it is important that higher education institutions are aware of and demonstrate their role in innovation by mobilising resources to strengthen the innovation ecosystem," said Tuấn.

"More specifically, the internationalisation of higher education will make a significant contribution in attracting resources to promote the development of innovation."

The annual forum aims to create opportunities for participants to work together and share ideas, research and lessons in fostering innovation and to realise the role of internationalisation in higher education.

During the event, local and international participants focused on topics such as internationalisation of higher education institutions contributing to innovation in universities, and the role of internationalisation of higher education in the innovation ecosystem.

They also reviewed demands for higher education institutions in the establishment of innovation institutions, the transformation of higher education institutions responding to innovation needs, and promoting higher education collaboration through internationalisation.

The forum also shared lessons on innovations of higher education institutions that have been made to adapt to the VUCA world through education internationalisation. — VNS

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