The conference was held as part of the EU-funded project “Heightening University-Business partnerships for Smart and Sustainable Growth in Asia – HUB4GROWTH”. It brought together participants from academia, business and other stakeholders interested in the interplay between education and economic development.
The organising board hoped the event will help start long-term and sustainable partnerships between universities and businesses in Vietnam and overseas; create opportunities for cooperation in research, technological transfer, and curriculum development; and enhance students’ employability.
The HUB4GROWTH project, involving four European and eight Asian universities, is responsible for providing training for lecturers and establishing University-Enterprise centres at the participating Asian universities.
It will promote good practices for setting business interfaces in universities, enhance human resources’ capacities, provide for coherent information and communication strategies amongst the universities and within the local business environment. It will also give necessary strategic input for the creation of long-term partnerships and collaborative innovation-related initiatives with enterprises.