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The STEM-POWER project is led by London South Bank University and builds on ten years of successful collaboration, supported by the British Council in Indonesia and between two partner universities in Vietnam and in Indonesia and Birmingham City University

Who are we?

We are a group of women academics from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, University of Education Vietnam National University (Hanoi), Birmingham City University and London South Bank University in the UK committed to working together to make higher education a more inclusive and enabling space for women and people of all genders.

LSS, London South Bank University

  • Professor Alex Kendall
  • Dr Charalampia Karagianni

CSPACE, Birmingham City University

  • Dr Amanda French
  • Dr Julia Everitt

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Professor Antuni Wiyarsi

University of Education, Vietnam National University (Hanoi)

  • Dr Doan Nguyet Linh

Ho Chi Minh City University of Education

  • Dr Tri Thu Trang Nguyen

Network background

This is a unique partnership that blends local expertise in the Indonesian context, regional expertise from the Southeast Asian context in Vietnam and a broader international perspective from the UK.

This project proposal brings together in a new capacity a group of well-established partners (some partners have worked together for nearly 10 years) with proven track record in successful collaborative project delivery, for example, the British Council funded Digidoc - Digital Doctorate Training Hub project and the British Council funded EnPOWER Vietnam project.

The STEM-POWER project will enable us to undertake knowledge exchange in relation to British Council funded EnPOWER Vietnam project and re-purpose tools and methodologies to create a new knowledge base for the Indonesian context. This work will also extend the reach of the UK/VN EnPOWER community of practice network into a third country, building, strengthening and extending capacity across our contexts for peer-to-peer support.

The focus on STEM in the Indonesian context will in turn provide new insights for the UK and Vietnamese contexts where women’s access and participation in STEM is also a priority concern.


The key stakeholders in STEM-POWER are:

  • Women leaders
  • Aspiring women leaders
  • Leaders and managers within HE (of all genders) with responsibility for people development
  • The wider HE community of academics (of all genders) who will benefit from a more diverse and inclusive experience of leadership styles, approaches, and practices.