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HCM City to check foreign language, IT teaching centers

Head of the continuous studying center under the Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City Ho Phu Bac announced education inspectors will enhance supervision to foreign language, IT teaching centers in the city. Learners and teachers of VUS – a famous foreign language in HCMC (Photo: SGGP) Inspection will concentrate on enrollment, ... Read More »

Mathematician becomes youngest professor at age of 36

VietNamNet Bridge – With the appointment decision by the Director of the Institute of Mathematics, Pham Hoang Hiep, 36, has become the youngest professor in Vietnam and the only mathematician meeting the standards to receive the professorship title in 2017. Pham Hoang Hiep, the youngest professor in Vietnam Ngo Bao Chau and Vu Ha Van, working and living in the ... Read More »

BMW advert 'promoted dangerous driving'

BMW has been reprimanded after one of its TV adverts was judged to have promoted “faster, dangerous and irresponsible driving”. The advert switched between scenes filmed on public roads and private tracks — Photo: BMW The ad was designed to show off the company’s four-wheel drive system. The UK’s advertising watchdog said it feared the mix of fast-paced scenes – ... Read More »

Potential new cure found for baldness

A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis. Researchers found the drug had a dramatic effect on hair follicles in the lab, stimulating them to grow. It contains a compound which targets a protein that acts as a brake on hair growth and plays a role in baldness. Project leader Dr ... Read More »

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad on course to be world's oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad is on course to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election. Photo: REUTERS The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on his one-time protégé Najib Razak, beset by corruption allegations. His historic win has ousted the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which ... Read More »

Fulbright University Vietnam Board of Trustees has new chair

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr. H. Kim Bottomly, a distinguished immunobiologist and prominent scientist, has been elected as the new chair of the Fulbright University Vietnam Board of Trustees.  Dr. Bottomly – the new chair of the Fulbright University Vietnam Board of Trustees.  Dr. Bottomly succeeds Senator Bob Kerrey, who served as the founding chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees.  From ... Read More »

Vietnam Room at University of Cambodia inaugurated

The Embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia and the University of Cambodia (UC) inaugurated a Vietnam Room at the university on May 7. Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh (first row, right) and Cambodian Minister Delegate Attached to the Prime Minister and University of Cambodia’s President Kao Kimhourn at the inauguration ceremony of the Vietnam Room The inauguration ceremony was ... Read More »

Vietnam ranks 5th in international students in Australia in February

Vietnam ranked fifth among countries and territories sending their students to Australia in February 2018, according to a recent report from Australia’s Ministry of Education and Training. Vietnam ranks 5th in terms of international students in Australia in February (Source: Australian Government) International students arriving in Australia in February increased by 12 percent compared to the same period in 2017 ... Read More »

Singaporean bestselling children's science magazine published in Vietnam

“The young scientists” collection of four magazines which is based on the latest Singapore MOE (Ministry of Education) Primary Science Syllabus and complemented with PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) format questions has been released in Vietnam. The bilingual magazines in English and Vietnamese is published by the Joint Stock Company of Translated Book and Educational Dictionary. The collection include science-based ... Read More »

Tighter control needed for Hanoi private pre-schools

Many private pre-schools in Hanoi are open and operating illegally regardless of regular inspections conducted by the city’s education authority. This has raised serious concerns over poor management of authorised agencies. Last month, a supervisory board of the municipal People’s Council conducted surprise inspections at private pre-schools and found a high number of unlicensed classes. Tran The Cuong, a representative ... Read More »