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Activity 2 of the BUILD-IT (Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology) Project


Activity #2 of the BUILD-IT (Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology) Project calls for a series of Policy and Leadership seminars for executives of partner science and technology universities across Vietnam.


Arizona State University (ASU) directs the BUILD-IT Project in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnamese government, U.S. universities and industry partners.  ASU engaged the services of Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon to design and carry out Activity #2 of the Project.

In collaboration with Portland State University, USA, SEAMEO RETRAC successfully conducted the Kickoff Session in 2016, whereas a series of training seminars on “Leading policy innovation” will be conducted in 2017. The first seminar of leading policy innovation, focusing on policy identification was held on January 9-11, 2017, at SEAMEO RETRAC’s premises in Ho Chi Minh City.  Thirty two executives from different STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) university partners in Vietnam attended this event. During the three days of training, the participants were familiarized with and practiced essential tools related to the identification of policies at their universities. The second seminar on leading policy innovation will focus on the policy formulation at universities and will be conducted on May 9-11, 2017 in Nha Trang; followed by Seminar III to be conducted on September 5-7, 2017, at SEAMEO RETRAC’s premises in Ho Chi Minh City. The theme of Seminar III will focus on the realization of policy at universities.