VNese students bring home gold, silver medals from IPO

The awardees were Ngo Phi Long from the Son La Gifted High School in the northern mountainous province of Son La and Dinh Ngoc Hai from the Bien Hoa Gifted High School in the northern province of Ha Nam. Long won a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad in 2012 (IPhO). Participants in the WoPhO came from sixteen countries including Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Vietnam. The WoPhO has been held annually since 2011 for students aged under 20 until June 30 and those who have not entered university until June 30.... [read more]

This is necessary to develop the nation’s potential to the utmost so that the best people could actively contribute to the country’s development, he said at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 2 to honour 57 excellent students. Among the honoured were medallists at international and regional Olympiads, the International Science and Engineering Fair, and those receiving top scores at university entrance examinations this year. Dung urged for the building of an open education, which has good teaching and learning methods, alongside the growth of a learning society, to ensure the necessary conditions for a better education system. He asked for more attention and stronger investment in this important sector. He conferred the Labour Order, third class, on Ngo Phi Long, a student from the northern province of Son La, who had received gold medals at regional and international physics Olympiads for two consecutive years. He also awarded the Prime Minister’s merits to other Olympiad medallists. All 36 Vietnamese students attending the Olympiads this year brought home medals. Of the students receiving merits on October 2, 17 topped the entrance exams of the most prestigious universities in Vietnam.... [read more]

All four Vietnamese students bagged prizes at the contest. Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang from the Hanoi National University won silver while the other three students, Le Thuy Duong from Hanoi Amsterdam Secondary School, Nguyen Thi Nhu Quynh from Lam Son Secondary School and Duong Thu Huong from Hai Phong City brought home with bronze medals. The Biology Olympiad is held annually in many countries in the world. Vietnam has attended 16 times and got the gold prize at the 11th Olympiad in Turkey in 2000. Vietnam will host the event in 2016. *** The 40th International Physics Olympiad held in Mexico from July 12-19 attracted students from 85 countries and territories. Five Vietnamese students won silvers at the event. They are Vu Hong Anh, 12th grade student at the Tran Phu Secondary School in Hai Phong, Pham Thanh Long, 12th grade student at the Nguyen Trai Secondary School in Hai Duong, Nguyen Phan Minh, 12th grade student at the School for Talented Students, the Ho Chi Minh City National University, Pham Van Quyen, 11th grade student from Le Hong Phong Secondary School in Nam Dinh and Nguyen Dinh Tung, 11th grade student at the Le Quy Don Secondary School in Da Nang. At the 39th Olympiad, the host Vietnam won 4 golds and 1 bronze. The 41st Olympiad will be held in Croatia.... [read more]

Students bring home four medals from IChO 2009 All four Vietnamese students at the 41th International Chemistry Olympiad, which was held at Cambridge University in the UK July 19-27, won a medal, reports the Vietnam News Agency. This year's competition drew competitors from 67 countries and territories with the top prizes going to Taiwan, Russia and China. Four groups of 19 Vietnamese students joined International Olympic 2009 in Math, Chemistry, Biology and Physics and won three gold medals in Math and Chemistry, ten silver medals in Physics, Chemistry and Math and six bronze medals in Biology, Math and Chemistry. The 40th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2009 was hosted in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico July 12-19 with the participation of 56 countries and territories. Vietnam won five medals in Mexico. Meanwhile, the 20th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) was hosted in Tsukuba, Japan July 12-19 with the participation of secondary school students from 56 countries and territories. Vietnamese students in Japan bagged one silver and three bronze medals. The 50th International Mathematics Olympiad, IMO 2009, was hosted in Bremen, Germany July 10-22 and attracted 565 contestants from 104 countries and territories. Vietnam brought home two gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals.... [read more]

Vietnamese silk paintings on show in France All Vietnamese win medals at physics Olympiad An exhibition of silk paintings opened at the Vietnamese Culture Center in Paris on July 24, gaining much attention from Vietnamese and French visitors and artists, VietnamPlus reported. Nearly 40 works by Vietnamese painters were put on display. The paintings capture the daily life of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups. Titles include Cho Nui (Mountain Market) by Hoang Minh Duc, Phut thu gian’ (Moment of Relaxation) by Nguyen Thi Mang and Hoi Giong (Giong Festival) by Nguyen Nghia Duyen. The exhibition is one of the events held to promote Vietnamese culture for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. It is the first exhibition of its kind being held in France by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnamese embassy in Paris. The exhibition opens until August 30. * The Ministry of Education and Training announced on Sunday that all five Vietnamese student competitors at International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Croatia won medals, reports VietnamPlus. Dinh Anh Minh from Hue City high school won a gold while three other students won silver medals: Pham Binh Minh from Tran Phu High School in Haiphong city, Pham Van Quyen from Le Hong Phong High School in the northern province of Nam Dinh and Phan Van Trung, an 11th grade student from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School. Nguyen Hoanh Dao from Lam Son High School in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa got a bronze. The contest ran from…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has been urged to apply a special policy to encourage students to join national teams to attend international competitions. According to MOET, there are 86 schools & divisions for the gifted throughout the country, including 70 schools under the management of local education departments, five schools belonging to higher education establishments, two belonging to universities and nine divisions belonging to high schools. There were 56,654 students in the 2010-2011 academic year, while the figure rose to 69,554 in 2015-2016, accounting for 2.1 percent of total high school students. These are the major sources of students for Vietnam to train contestants to attend international competitions on basic sciences. Also according to MOET, with limited budgets, provinces have difficulties in upgrading facilities and improving teaching aids for schools for the gifted. This is why 28 out of 75 schools, or 37.3 percent, still cannot meet the national standards. At the schools, there are not enough classrooms, facilities and dormitories. Some provinces have allocated land to the schools to build new campuses, but they don’t have money to implement the projects. MOET has been urged to apply a special policy to encourage students to join national teams to attend international competitions. Headmaster of Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted Vu Duc Tho complained that the school’s area is small. He is seeking the provincial authorities’ permission to expand the area. Le Hong Phong is the school of the International Physics Olympiad…... [read more]

Danang applies IT in administrative reform Danang City led Vietnamese provinces and cities in Provincial Administrative Reform (PAR Index) in 2015 for the fifth consecutive time. Danang also topped the Public Administration Performance Index ranking over the past five years. These results are attributable to the application of IT. The “single window” section is located on the first floor on the headquarters of the Danang City’s People’s Committee, where citizens and representatives of organizations are instructed on how to proceed with their documents. There are computerized screens for citizens to use to search information and rate their satisfaction over the quality of public administration. Tran Hai from Huu Hai Company of Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Hai Chau district, said: "Everything is good, procedures are quick and simple. Full instructions are given. For example, if I want to work with the Department of Planning and Investment, or the Department of Industry and Trade, they will tell me in detail what I need.” Similarly, at the district People’s Committee, administrative procedures, including the licensing of a construction project or issuing land certificates are publicized on digital screens. Citizens receive warm instructions from young local staff. Mai Xuan Thuy, deputy head of Office of the Ngu Hanh Son District People’s Committee and leader of the team in charge of citizen reception, said: “Employees from twelve divisions work during four shifts everyday. When citizens come, we greet them and ask what we can do for them. Those who have difficulties in writing, we will…... [read more]

Notably, a scholarship worth over VND2 billion was presented to Nguyen The Quynh from Quang Binh who won a gold medal at the 2016 International Physics Olympiad in Switzerland. Each scholarship for students values at VND7 million and VND12 million, respectively. Over the past 16 years, Odon Vallet has used his own money to finance the grants for excellent young students in France and Vietnam. Since its establishment in 2001, the Vallet Scholarship Fund has allocated over VND100 billion (US$4.76 million) to more than 21,000 students. In 2014, the fund granted over 2,000 scholarships worth VND20 billion (nearly US$952,400) to students throughout Vietnam. The fund was established by French Professor Odon Vallet, from France’s Sorbonne Paris University, through the Meeting Vietnam organisation founded by the Vietnamese-French Professor Tran Thanh Van.... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The three high schools for gifted students of Hanoi-Amsterdam and Nguyen Hue in Hanoi and one in Bac Ninh province are the three most modern schools in Vietnam today. Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for Gifted Students This is one of the best and most selective high schools in Vietnam (with acceptance rate lower than 10%), and is internationally recognized for its strong academic programs and having nurtured an extraordinary number of accomplished Vietnamese. The school has many students who have won awards nationally and internationally, including top prizes from global competitions such as the International Mathematical Olympiad, the International Physics Olympiad, the International Olympiad in Informatics, the International Biology Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad. The school is a member of Strategic Educational Alliance of Southeast Asia. It is admired for its facilities, the best among schools in Vietnam. The school is located in Cau Giay District, on five hectares of land with total investment capital of more than VND400 billion (over $2 million). This is a key work to celebrate Hanoi's 1,000th anniversary. The front of this school looks like a conference center. It was built within two years, with 45 rooms for 1,800 students. Nguyen Hue High School for Gifted Students This school was built in 2013, at investment cost of up to VND250 billion ($13 million). That's Nguyen Hue High School for Gifted Students. The school has an area of about 5.6 hectares, with 52 classrooms, 20 specialized classrooms, 11 labs, and 2 libraries, including…... [read more]

Viet Nam News Precede: 12th grader Đinh Thị Hương Thảo from Lê Hồng Phong High School in the northern province of Nam Định won gold medals in International Physics Olympiads in 2015 and 2016. Thảo also received the special prize for Best Female Asian Pacific Participant at the International Physics Olympiad 2016 in Zurich. She spoke to Ngô Chuyên about her passion for the subject. Inner Sanctum: How did your interest in physics originate? Each person's study is a long process, and so was mine. I came to physics by chance and became really interested when I started to learn more about it. When I began high school I discovered my passion for the subject. Inner Sanctum: Physics is a difficult subject that requires logic, a good memory and maths skills. What are your study secrets? Each subject has it own difficulties. My study secret is nothing special. Just passion and studying with books and teacher's instruction, that's enough. Inner Sanctum: As an excellent physics student, can you share some tips to help other students improve their physics knowledge? Some students are not good at Physics because they are not interested or spent time on it. They just need spend some time, read physics books, do physics exercises and revise regularly. Inner Sanctum: Physics is a subject with many formulas. Do you have any special way to memorise them? Like learning new English words, learning a new formula needs a specific situation or exercise. It is also a good idea…... [read more]

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