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Canadian PM Trudeau meets HCM City students


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a talk with students of the Ho Chi Minh City-based Ton Duc Thang University in the afternoon of November 9. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech at Ton Duc Thang University During the event, the PM stressed the sound partnership between Canada and Vietnam while expressing his ... Read More »

Physical abuse cases at school continue despite preventive measures


VietNamNet Bridge – Students fight each other, teachers slap students’ faces, parents assault teachers — school violence has been escalating recently. School violence was expected to decline in the 2017-2018 academic year after Decree 80 on preventing and fighting school violence took effect on September 5. However, many serious cases have occurred recently. On October 23, Ly Hong Ngoc, a ... Read More »

University leaders gather at APEC 2017


The APEC University Leaders’ Forum took place in the central city of Da Nang on November 8 with the participation of nearly 60 representatives from universities, businesses and State management agencies in the region. Delegates at the forum (Source: VNU-Hanoi) The forum aims to build and promote links between governments, universities and businesses as well as turn tertiary education into ... Read More »

Japan’s Soshi group wants to set up university in HCM City


Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem had a meeting on November 8 with Masuda Tetsuya, General Director of Japan’s education group Soshi, who said his firm wants to set up an international university in the Vietnamese city. The meeting between Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem ... Read More »

Self-driving shuttle bus in crash on first day


A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its first day of service. The vehicle – carrying “several” passengers – collided with a lorry driving at slow speed. The technology was first tested in Vegas at the start of this year.– Photo: NAVYA Nobody was injured in the incident which city officials say was the ... Read More »

EU car firms should cut CO2 emissions by 30% from 2030

The European Commission has published proposals aimed at reducing vehicles’ carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030. The move is designed to put further pressure on manufacturers to develop more hybrid and electric cars. The Commission also wants to introduce an incentive scheme to encourage companies to produce more zero and low-emission cars. Under its plan cars and vans will have ... Read More »

Nissan cuts operating profit forecast after Japan recall

Japan’s Nissan has reduced its full-year profit forecast as a safety inspection scandal hit earnings. The carmaker expects operating profit of 645bn yen ($5.7bn; £4.3bn) for the year to March 2018, down from previous guidance of 685bn yen. It also saw a sharp drop in operating profit for the three months to September owing to weakness in the US. It ... Read More »

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean which can convey more information in a single character. The move follows a trial among a small group of users which started in September in response to ... Read More »