[VinUni Event] “Reimage Gifted and Talented Education – Re*Gate” Summit

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Talent has always played a key role in the prosperity and future of each country. In Vietnam, the development of the system of gifted and quality high schools, talent programs at university level as well as enterprise-sponsored talent scholarship programs have proven the great social interest in talent. Meanwhile, Vietnam has a modest ranking in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index. The level of response of talented bachelors to the recruitment needs of reputable companies as well as of high school graduates to the enrollment needs of excellent universities is still limited.

Therefore, VinUniversity has the greatest honor to invite you to attend the Reimagine Gifted and Talented Education – RE*GATE Summit.

· Time: 08:30-17:00, Wednesday, July 26, 2023

· Venue: Room C401, C Building, VinUniversity, Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam, Hanoi ·

· Website: https://vinuni.edu.vn/re-gate-2023/

Main content of the Summit:

· Successful international lessons from schools of the future (Report by Prof. Thomas Hatch, Columbia University, USA)

· The future of talented bachelors in the labour market (VinUniversity White paper, presented by Dr. Le Mai Lan, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup JSC, President of the University Council, VinUniversity)

· The role of educators in talent education (Led by Dr. Nguyen Chi Hieu, Founder of IEG – Innovative Education Group)

· Applying ChatGPT in talent education (Led by Mr. Daniel Ruelle, Senior Lecturer, Director of Teaching & Learning Excellence Center, VinUniversity)

· Talent development initiatives (Co-led by Prof. Thomas Hatch and Dr. Nguyen Chi Hieu)

VinUniversity has been dedicated in preparing the Summit content, prestigious speakers, modern facilities as well as the best sponsorship policies to welcome educators and bring practical values for talent education of Vietnam, and for the world. In order to support Summit organisation, please kindly register early at tinyurl.com/REGATE2023 or contact Ms. Nguyen Dang Phuong Nhi, with mobile 0969882000 and email aic@vinuni.edu.vn.


Professor Thomas Hatch is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST).

His research includes studies of school improvement efforts at the school, district, and national levels. His latest book, The Education We Need for a Future We Can’t Predict (Corwin, 2021), focuses on efforts to create more powerful learning experiences both inside and outside schools in developed and developing contexts. His other books include Managing to Change: How Schools can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times (Teachers College Press, 2009); Into the Classroom: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Teachers College Press, 2005); and School Reform Behind the Scenes (Teachers College Press, 1999).

Professor Thomas Hatch

Columbia University is a prestigious Ivy League university. The school is currently ranked 11th in the world according to the 2023 Times Higher Education rankings and is the number 1 university in the field of educational management. Columbia is the cradle of famous statesmen, entrepreneurs, and scientists. Former US President Barack Obama, Franklin. D. Roosevelt: billionaire Warren Buffet, billionaire George Soros, scientist Enrico Fermi, and Robert A. Millikan are alumni of the university.


Dr. Le Mai Lan is currently the Vice Chairwoman, President of the VinUniversity Council, Vice President of VinFuture Foundation, and President of Vinschool Education System Council. She graduated with an MBA from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and a Doctorate in Educational Management from the National Academy of Education Management (NAEM). Before joining Vingroup, Dr. Le Mai Lan worked in the banking and finance sector.

Doctor Le Mai Lan – President of The VinUniversity Council

In 2013, she joined Vingroup and contributed to the creation of the Vinschool Education System. Established in 2013, Vinschool has been methodically invested in the system of facilities, teacher quality, and educational programs to become the largest not-for-profit private system in the country with more than 42.000 students at 49 campuses nationwide.

Passionate in educational innovation, in 2018, she took on the responsibility of building the elite VinUniversity with the mission of educating talents for the future. With the aspiration to achieve excellent academic standards, VinUniversity has comprehensively strategically cooperated with 2 of the Top 20 Global Best Universities, which are Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania. After nearly 3 years of operation, VinUniversity became the youngest university in the Asia-Pacific region to be rated 5 stars by the prestigious education ranking organization Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for 7 criteria, including Teaching; Academic Development; Internationalization; Social Responsibility; Facilities; Art and Culture; and Inclusiveness.


Dr. Nguyen Chi Hieu earned his Bachelor from London School of Economics (UK), Ph.D. from Stanford University (USA), MBA from University of Oxford (UK) and is pursuing MA in Philosophy and Education at Columbia University (USA). Hieu is a leading expert in Vietnam education, directly setting up and transforming 100+ Vietnamese and foreign K-12 schools, colleges, education institutes, non-profit organizations, ranging from boutique models to big-scale systems, in school model design, new school creation, school restructuring, product R&D, professional development, general management, corporate finance & strategy, system operations.

Doctor Nguyen Chi Hieu

He is currently managing a portfolio of 3 different school systems with capacity of 15,000 students in 5 years. Hieu has taught K-12, college, graduate school students, young professionals, and corporate executives across multiple subjects. Dr. Hieu is a pioneering thought leader, an active media contributor, an author with numerous best-selling books in education is especially welcome in Vietnam.


Mr. Daniel Ruelle is the Director of the Teaching & Learning Excellence Center at VinUniversity which supports faculty and teaching assistants to expand their active teaching methods to help students learn most effectively. He strongly believes in the power of purposefully integrating educational technology with active learning pedagogies and has experimented recently with helping students ethically and responsibly use generative AI tools such as ChatGPT.

Mr Daniel Ruelle

Daniel is concurrently a Senior Lecturer in English and Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences and was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award in 2021. His research interests include eye tracking in second language acquisition, Rasch measurement theory, active learning pedagogies (especially Team Based Learning), and vocabulary acquisition.