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52 Vietnamese win Australia scholarship

Fifty-two Vietnamese people have won Australia Awards Scholarships and will soon leave the country to undertake postgraduate studies at the Australian university of their choice. Fifty-two Vietnamese people have won Australia Awards Scholarship. The Australian Government actively encourages and supports people with disabilities, from disadvantaged rural areas and from ethnic minorities to participate in the ... Read More »

Advanced schools want to use foreign curricula

VietNamNet Bridge – Many schools in HCM City, especially schools operating under the so-called advanced model, have proposed using international curricula. The number of students leaving to study abroad is high Headmaster of Le Quy Don High School in district 3, at a meeting held on the occasion of Vietnam Teacher’s Day on November 20, proposed using international curriculum along ... Read More »

South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea’s coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat, the Seonchang-1, had been carrying 20 passengers and two crew during a fishing tour at the time of ... Read More »

Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare

The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks. Last week French drug company Sanofi announced their vaccine could worsen the potentially deadly disease in people not previously infected. The public immunisation programme was suspended on Friday. Dengue fever affects more than 400 million people a year around ... Read More »

Vietnam moves up in scientific research ranking

VietNamnet Bridge – Vietnam is the 57th among 163 surveyed nations in the recent Nature Publishing ranking in scientific research.  Vietnam moves up in scientific research ranking The Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology tops the list of Vietnamese research institutes, followed by universities. Among universities, Ton Duc Thang is in the first position, followed by the HCM City National ... Read More »

Historic school celebrates a milestone

VietNamNet Bridge – A school with some of the prettiest – and toughest – students in North Vietnam recently celebrated its 100th birthday. One of its pupils was Le Thi, later to become a professor. She was one of two girls who hoisted the National Flag at Vietnam’s first independence day at Ba Dinh historical square on September 2,1945.  Hero: ... Read More »

Teachers seek assistance for flooded school

VietNamNet Bridge – Damrey, the twelfth typhoon that hit Vietnam this year, struck Ha Thuan Village more than a month ago, but the roads to it in Duy Vinh Commune are still deep in mud. Helping hand: Students have meals provided from funds given from sponsors. And the commune’s Nguyen Binh Khiem Junior Secondary School in Duy Xuyen District is ... Read More »

Amazon's Alexa heads to the workplace

The Alexa voice assistant has been Amazon’s remarkable runaway hit this past year. And as competitors such as Google and Apple try to catch up in the home, Amazon is pushing into a new market with Alexa for Business. Amazon suggests its smart assistant can be used to order more printer paper among other tasks — Photo: AMAZON Office workers ... Read More »

Does Vietnam needs more PhDs? MOET says yes, the public says no

VietNamNet Bridge – While the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) persists in the VND12 trillion plan to produce 9,000 more PhDs, the public thinks the plan will squander people’s money. MOET wants to produce 9,000 more PhDs On education forums, many people have criticized MOET’s plan to train PhDs.  “MOET wants to run another program to produce ‘paper doctors’,” ... Read More »