University Leaders from Queensland and Vietnam share leadership and governance experience

Senior university leaders from across Queensland, including The University of Queensland and Central Queensland University, joined 21 Vietnamese participants of the Australia Awards Short Course: Governance and Leadership in Universities to share knowledge and experience of ‘Best Practice in University Governance and Leadership: Reflections on a Career at the Top’.

The Australia Awards Short Course is funded by the Australian Government through Aus4Skills and implemented by The University of Queensland. Aus4Skills, an Aus4Vietnam Investment, is a five-year program providing support to Vietnam to achieve the shared goal that Vietnam can access and use high-level professional and technical knowledge, skills and competencies to contribute to the country’s sustainable economic and social development, and enduring links with Australia.

The Vietnamese participants are senior leaders and managers from three universities in the Northern mountainous region of Vietnam, including Rectors, Vice-Rectors, Faculty Deans, and Department and Center Directors from Tay Bac University, Thai Nguyen University and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry.

The panel event featured speakers Professor Helen Huntly OAM, Provost, Tertiary Education Division, CQ University, and Professor Fred D’Agostinoformer President of the UQ Academic Board. The Panel Networking Event was moderated by Course Leader, Ms Tricia Roessler, AM.

Other notable guests at the event included:

  • Mr Rongyu Li, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Future Students), UQ,
  • Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (UQ-ICTE) Director Mr Julian Wilson,
  • UQ Global Engagement International Scholarships Manager Mr Michael Holder and Senior Manager (Global Strategy and Partnerships) Ms Kate Whelan; and
  • Aus4Skills’s component Improving Quality of Universities in the Northern Mountainous Region (QUNIS) Manager, Ms Tuyet Anh Dang.

This Networking Event was part of the Core Module of the Australia Awards Short Course under which the 21 participants were based at The University of Queensland to undertake studies in areas including managing teaching and learning, research and development, financial and risk management, inclusion and diversity in workplaces, and best practice leadership and governance approaches.

In May 2018, participants also attended a Pre-Core Module covering foundational learnings for the Australia Awards Short Course in Hanoi, Vietnam. The course will also involve a closing event at each of the partner universities to be held in December.

Duration: July 2018
Funding source: Australia Awards: Short Term Award

Last updated:
16 October 2020