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Avoid previous education reform errors: NA

VietNamNet Bridge – Take more than a year if needed, but get good advice and avoid previous education reform mistakes, NA deputies told the Government on Thursday. Students from the Hung Thinh secondary school in Bao Lac District of the northern province of Cao Bang on their way to school. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyet Responding to a proposal by ... Read More »

Vietnam pursues goal of ‘universities of international stature’

VietNamNet Bridge – The government four years ago set a goal to have at least one Vietnamese university listed among the world’s top 200 by 2020. According to John Molony from Deakin University, there are three well-known higher education accreditation organizations in the world. Vietnam still has no university listed in the global ranking of the three organizations. This year, ... Read More »

Pupils punished for traffic violations in HCM City

The Department of Education and Training in HCM City has submitted a list of 201 pupils that have violated the traffic regulations in August and September.     Pupils at Trung Vuong High School learn about traffic safety Most of them are pupils in secondary and high schools and vocational centres. The most common violation is underage driving. Other violations ... Read More »

Outgoing US Ambassador to work at Fulbright Vietnam University

Outgoing US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius has announced that he will take a new post as vice chairman of the Fulbright Vietnam University after finishing his term. US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius (left) and chairman of Fulbright Vietnam University Dam Bich Thuy. Photo by VOA At a farewell meeting with the ambassador in Hanoi on October 30, State ... Read More »

Physical education viewed as unimportant by students

VietNamNet Bridge – The majority of Vietnamese students say they are not enthusiastic about the physical education lessons at school because of poor facilities and boring practice. Emphasizing the importance of physical education, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has placed the subject on the official curriculums at preschool and general school.  However, students do not think this is ... Read More »

HCM City university announces VND200 million research award

VietNamNet Bridge – The University of Economics HCM City (UEH) has announced financial rewards to promote academic research and international publications. UEH announces new rewards in an effort to encourage international publication of research. – Photo The new policy has been issued as only 15 per cent of the university’s lecturers take part in research and international publishing activities.  ... Read More »

Vietnam sprints to produce PhDs

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Industry has decided that Vietnam needs to have an additional 20,000 PhDs by 2020.  Director of the Ministry of Education Training’s University Education Department Nguyen Thi Kim Phung reported at a conference  that 13,587 PhDs had been trained in 2016-17, an increase of 25 percent compared with 2015-16.  The figures were 105,801 ... Read More »

Education minister expresses sympathy at low teacher salaries

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha has admitted that many teachers in Vietnam receive salary levels which are not commensurate with their efforts. Nha was interviewed on the sidelines of the National Assembly’s meeting on October 30 about the case of an old teacher in Ha Tinh Province who receives a pension of just VND1.3 million (USD59) per ... Read More »

Female physicist returns from Germany to work at institute

VietNamNet Bridge – After five years of working at a German research center, Nguyen Thi Minh Hoa who has a PhD has returned to Vietnam to work for the Advanced Institute for Science Technology (AIST), an arm of the prestigious Hanoi University of Science Technology. Ms Nguyen Thi Minh Hoa Born in 1984 in Hanoi, Hoa was a student in ... Read More »

FPT University intends to accept bitcoin despite SBV’s ban

FPT University has hinted at a plan to allow students to pay tuition fees by bitcoin although this virtual currency has not been recognized as legal in Vietnam. Le Truong Tung, president of FPT University, announced on his personal Facebook page on October 26 that FPT will accept tuition payment in bitcoin. According to Tung, the use of bitcoin for ... Read More »