A global education dialogue took place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26. It took the theme “Connecting Asia – preparing higher education to meet the demands of the 21st century”.

As a joint effort between the British Council and the Ministry of Education and Training, the event saw delegates debate the establishment of the Vietnam – UK university up to international standards.

They also talked about skills needed for productivity and competitiveness once the graduates embark on a job search.

A survey by the British Council pointed out that universities in 25 East Asian countries still expose poor links with their counterparts, both in their own countries and internationally.

Some speakers took the occasion to urge them to rethink and act with a global perspective.-VNA