Research capacity in SE Asia: fulfilling the potential

Tuesday 02 June 2015 -
09:00 to 10:15
Session 5.4. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

With a population of 600 million, South-East Asia has a long history of collaborative research produced with both OECD countries and other South-East Asian countries. In 2013 the citation impact of these countries reached 19% - above the world average - with stronger output growth and impact predicted. This demonstrates a huge potential for creating an important multinational research space and research investment on global ‘grand challenges’.

The ‘South-East Asia Research Excellence and Collaborations Report’ is a bibliometric study highlighting the output and citation impact of five nations, analysing the strengths of 30 institutions and the top collaboration partners worldwide, including the UK.  It provides the platform for a panel discussion on:

1. How can developing countries strengthen their global R&D efforts?
2. What are the global policy implications and priorities for research and investment?
3. How can greater international partner engagement build a competitive research base?

Professor Duong Anh Duc
Vice-President, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Professor Duong Anh Duc was appointed as Vice President of Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City in 2011. In his capacity as Vice President, he is responsible for Research, International and National relations, and Project development and management of VNUHCM. Previously, he was Rector of University of Information Technology, a member of VNUHCM. Session 5.4

Professor Duong Anh Duc

Dr Halima Begum
Educational Regional Director East Asia, British Council, Indonesia

Prior to becoming Educational Regional Director in East Asia, Dr Begum spent nine years at the British government's Department for International Development (DFID), working in Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Pakistan. Her time at DFID headquarters was spent co-designing the Global Education Partnership and DFID’s education research partnerships for 2008-2013. Session 5.4

Dr Halima Begum

Claire Durkin
Head of International Knowledge and Innovation (Global), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), UK

Claire has spent over 20 years in senior posts in the UK Civil Service and is the former Director of Trade and Development. In her current post, Claire is responsible for the UK’s global work on education, science research and innovation. She leads the Government’s Newton Team and is with the FCO co-managing the global Science and Innovation Network. Session 5.4

Claire Durkin

Vivienne Stern
Director, UK Higher Education International Unit, UK

The Unit helps UK universities and HE institutions engage with international partners, and represents their distinctive strengths and interests overseas. It contributes to national, European and international policy development, and delivers several high profile programmes and scholarship schemes. Previously, Vivienne was Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK and worked at the UK Parliament for the Chair of the Education and Skills Select Committee. Session 5.4 Session 7.3

Vivienne Stern