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World-class UK university professor to talk higher education governance in Vietnam

Associate Professor Alan Floyd, from the UK’s University of Reading, which is listed among the top one percent of the world’s best universities, will speak at a workshop focusing on university governance to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, the International Education Institute (IEI) says on its website. 

World-class UK university professor to talk higher education governance in Vietnam
World-class UK university professor to talk higher education governance in Vietnam

Organized by the university and IEI, which is under the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, the event titled “Leading and Managing Higher Education Institutions in Global Contexts” will showcase perspectives on higher education leadership and management.

According to the organizers, the workshop promises to bring knowledge and experience to participants from an educational expert at a leading university.

Participants, who are advised to have at least five years of experience in the education sector and be fluent in English, will also have the chance to discuss how the world’s educational situation affects Vietnam.

The workshop will take place from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on September 26 at the IEI office at 146 bis Nguyen Van Thu Street, District 1.

Associate Professor Alan Floyd began his career as a teacher and has taught at a range of secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK.

Within the higher education field, Assoc. Prof. Floyd previously lectured at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Metropolitan University, and most recently at the Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University, where he contributed to both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and held a senior management position.

He joined the University of Reading in 2010.

The University of Reading ranked 194th in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014, representing one percent of the world’s higher education institutions.

The rankings, powered by Thomson Reuters, judge world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and an international outlook.

The university rankings, which list the world’s top 400 universities, employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments.