Purposes and Themes


SEAMEO RETRAC in collaboration with British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) is dedicating its annual international conference to the topic of Towards excellence in leadership and management in higher education. The conference will be held on July 28-29, 2016 at the SEAMEO RETRAC premises at 35 Le Thanh Ton in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City.

The conference aims at covering a wide range of crucial issues relating to quality in higher education, addressing current practices in the achievement of quality in higher education leadership and management and exploring best practices and lessons from different institutions in this area. While providing a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in these fields of research and practice, the conference looks forwards to hosting a common collaborative platform for network and linkage development and expansion among the participants.

We are interested in inviting prospective researchers, educators, practitioners, and participants with a professional interest in quality in educational leadership and management. The conference is also encouraging and inviting contribution of research papers that analyze and study the aforementioned fields to the Conference.

Key theme:

Towards Excellence in Leadership and Management in Higher Education


  • Redefining the roles of higher education leaders in the 21st century;
  • Teacher education;
  • Integration of 21st century skills in curriculum (curriculum innovation);
  • ICT integration to achieve effectiveness in teaching and management;
  • Quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

We welcome participation from local, regional and international individuals including:

  • Practitioners;
  • Educational leaders;
  • Educational administrators/managers;
  • University professors, researchers;
  • And others with interest in education and training.
Time and Venue

SEAMEO Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC),
35 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – July 28-29, 2016.

The Conference’s Organizing Committee

Ho Thanh My Phuong, Ph.D
SEAMEO RETRAC Director and Chair of the Organizing Committee