More than 300 job offers for fresh graduates from Danang College of Economics-Planning

NDO - Almost 400 Vietnamese and foreign scientists and experts, in the area of nuclear energy, participated in the Vietnam Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology (VINANST-12), which opened in Nha Trang, on August 2. The participants come from over 70 organisations and agencies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and are from many countries with advanced nuclear science and technology including Russia, Japan, the US, the UK, France, the Netherlands, and India, among others. As many as 235 reports are scheduled to be presented at the three-day conference, in particular a seminar on applying nuclear technologies in industry, agriculture and health will be held, with six reports presented by experts from the IAEA, the Czech Republic and Vietnam. Tran Chi Thanh, President of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute said that the application of atomic energy has been formed and developed in Vietnam over the past 40 years, contributing significantly to national socio-economic development. The research and application of atomic energy is currently being promoted in Vietnam, Thanh noted. He added that Vietnam's atomic energy sector is focusing on preparing human and other resources and for the building of a nuclear science and technology centre and a capacity building for the development of nuclear electricity in the future, along with promoting the application of nuclear energy in various areas. Nguyen Duy Bac, Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa provincial People's Committee said that several agencies in Khanh Hoa are carrying out research on the application of atomic energy and the…... [read more]

The International Students’ Summer Camp 2009 is being held from August 2-8 by the Francophone University Agency (AUF) and Nha Trang University. An annual event since 2007, the camp is considered an opportunity for outstanding university students from French-speaking member countries of the AUF, such as China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, to meet, make friends and speak French. The summer camp includes many activities to help increase the understanding of international students and lecturers about the history, tradition and culture of Vietnamese people in general and of Khanh Hoa’s local population in particular. During the summer camp, there will be a workshop dealing with the environment, a visit to the Nha Trang Oceanography Institute, meetings focusing on cultural exchange topics, undersea ecosystem protection, sea-based tourism development.... [read more]

More than 700 students from 70 universities and colleges nationwide will take part in the ACM International College Programming Contest (ACM/ICPC) Vietnam and a contest using the application of open-source software”. These events are being held by the Vietnam Association of Informatics, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education and Training in coordination with Nha Trang University. On October 8, around 350 students will take part in the 18th Olympics in various groupings: the Super Cup group, the professional group, the amateur group, and the open-source software group. The next day, students from 83 teams will compete in the professional and amateur ACM/ICPC contests. The five teams who get past the first round of the open-source software competition will compete in the final round. According to the Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Informatics, Nguyen Long, 12 teams will win awards by the end of the ACM/ICPC contests and the top 10 teams will compete in the 2009 ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Programming Contest scheduled for Phuket, Thailand, on November 4.... [read more]

This is the 4th consecutive year the programme has been rolled out in Vietnam. The students are in their first academic-year studying business, technology and natural sciences at the National Economics University, HCM City University of Economics, Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi University of Foreign Trade, HCM City University of Foreign Trade, National University, Can Tho University, Da Nang University, Hue University and Nha Trang University. The 10 candidates who have recorded the best results in their studies and leadership abilities will receive 3-year scholarships, each worth US$3,600. Apart from receiving their tuition fees, books and subsistence expenses, they will have the chance to participate in seminars on developing leadership skills and community activities. The programme is sponsored by the GE fund set up by the General Electric Group to improve the opportunities for talented students to study in Vietnam and other developing countries where the GE Group operates.... [read more]

The scholarships are VND7.5 million for each school pupil and VND12 million for each university student. Awardees included 150 pupils from Central Highlands-southcentral regional ethnic boarding high schools, Hermann Gmeiner High School, and Hermann Gmeiner Nha Trang High School, as well as 20 students from Da Lat and Nha Trang universities. The pupils and students were recognised for successfully triumphing over difficult family circumstances to achieve excellent results during the last academic year. The Odon Vallet Scholarship Fund has awarded 2,188 scholarships for the new 2013–2014 academic year, worth nearly VND19 billion. The scholarships are a demonstration of the international community’s support for Vietnam’s young generations of pupils, students, and researchers.... [read more]

During his fact-finding tour of Khanh Hoa on December 27, he said the province also has to base on the local situation to carry out suitable assistance policies targeting fishermen and timely ride out hindrance. President Truong Tan Sang visited the ship yard of the Nha Trang University’s Institute for Ship Research and Manufacturing, which is building a number of composite fishing ships for fishermen in the region. Fisherman Tran Van Phat and officials of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said newly-issued fisheries policies have brought hope to fishermen. However, obstacles still exist, especially in the implementation of Decree 67 as only few can access preferential bank loans for building fishing vessels. The leader welcomed feedback on shipbuilding assistance policies and the increase of law enforcement forces at sea, adding that several countries with advanced fishing industry are helping Vietnam improve its fishing and product preservation techniques. Once local seafood meets quality standards, their product value will increase considerably, he noted. Meanwhile, the leader also told local agencies to carefully test functions of composite ships constructed using Japanese technology so as to find out models most appropriate to fishermen in terms of prices, function, capacity, fuel consumption, and product preservation. The same day, he visited fisherman Tran Van Dat, who owns two tuna fishing vessels, in Thanh Dat village, Phuoc Dong communes, and toured the Hon Ro fishing port, which is being upgraded and expected to be a tuna auction centre and one of the five key…... [read more]

Weak competitiveness Le Quang Manh, Head of the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s (MPI) Business Registration Management Agency, says about 69,870 businesses were established last year, raising the total number of operating businesses to 475,700 in the country. The General Statistics Office (GSO) reveals that inventory levels in January already increased by 21.5 percent compared to the same month of last year, as reported by businesses in the communications, fertilisers, cement, electric cables, garments and textiles, automobile assembling, beer, tobacco, paper, sugar, steel, and seafood sectors. Many economists attribute January’s high inventory levels to weak demand and slow real estate growth. Dr. Truong Dinh Chien, head of the National Economics University’s Marketing Faculty, says many domestic enterprises have failed to compete with foreign rivals in the face of illegally imported goods. Dr. Le Quoc Phuong, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s (MoIT) Centre for Trade and Industry Information, is concerned about the rate of newly-established businesses when many are unable to stand firm on home turf. Increasing capacity Economists recommend businesses sharpen their competitive edge to gain growth and corner the domestic market. Dr. Phuong says this no easy task for them unless they get stronger support from the Government for tax reduction, market expansion, and better customer services. He emphasises the need to encourage those business operating with efficiency to solve their own difficulties when need be. Dr. Vo Tri Thanh, Deputy Head of Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), says businesses should learn to adapt…... [read more]

*** A kite flying festival was held at April 2 Square in Nha Trang City on June 10 by the Ho Chi Minh City Cultural Centre’s Kite Club. The club planned to show off 50 kites of different colours and sizes in the sky, but unfavourable weather conditions prevented most of the kites from taking off. Besides the former imperial city of Hue, HCM City is one of Vietnam’s two leading developers of the kite flying art. *** As many as 142 athletes from Nha Trang City, Cam Ranh town, Ninh Hoa district, Nha Trang University and the Navy Institute held a swimming tournament on the same day. They competed for four sets of medals in the men’s and women’s individual and team events. The tournament is held annually to promote the traditional sports event as well as the sport and physical training movement in Khanh Hoa province. *** A photo exhibition entitled The Beauty of the Aloe-wood Land was also held, displaying about 200 works by 52 photographers from HCM City, Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces. These works feature the powerful vitality of coastal people and enormous changes in this area. The exhibition will run through to June 15. *** In response to the 2007 Nha Trang Sea Festival, the Khanh Hoa provincial Women’s Union held a flower arranging contest, attracting contestants from 25 teams in the province. Teams had to complete their works within 60 minutes, naming and presenting them in front of…... [read more]

Each year, around 4,000 students graduate from the Da Nang University of Economics of which, 2,000 are regular students. According to a survey conducted in 1999, 90 percent of graduate students in the 1996-1999 period found jobs and 67 percent got jobs in areas suitable with their training. The Rector of the Da Nang University of Economics, Truong Ba Thanh, said,” Our students find easier to adapt themselves to new jobs, particularly those from the accounting department can meet these requirements. However, we are concerned about their limited foreign language abilities as foreign languages are only taught at a moderate level. VOVNews: In reality, many graduate students from the central region want to move to Hanoi or HCM City to find jobs while the central region faces a shortage of human resources.What we can do to attract skilled workers to the region? Mr Thanh: Currently, graduate students often want to work in the major cities like Hanoi and HCM City where they can have a better standard of living, higher salaries and a better opportunity to do well in life. Meanwhile, they find it difficult to find such opportunities in the central region. Salary is not the only reason as the crux of the matter is that they have less chance to advance their careers. VOVNews: Currently, many local universities using similar training methods are in the same position. What do you think about this? Mr Thanh: The Ministry of Education and Training should require universities to develop their own…... [read more]

Unabated heavy rained accompanied with floodwater release from hydropower reservoirs yesterday continued submerged vast areas in central Vietnam, increasing flood dead toll to at least 11, prompting evacuation of ten of thousands of households from waterlogged areas. The Natural Disaster Prevention Agency for the central region and Central Highlands says that heavy rains have continued drenching provinces from Quang Tri to Ninh Thuan for the last couple of days and will linger until the end of today December 17.Meanwhile, hydropower and irrigation reservoirs have been forced to release floodwater which has approximated their designed levels.Flood dead toll has reached seven in Binh Dinh, three in Thua Thien-Hue and one in Quang Nam province. Military forces have helped local authorities remove over 11,000 households from low lying and landslide prone areas to safety.Floodwaters have marooned 1,800 households in the lower reaches of the Huong River in Phong Binh commune, Phong Dien district, Thua Thien-Hue province for the last three days, according to chairman of the communal people’s committee Nguyen Ngoc Khanh.National Highway 49B and provincial roads leading to the center of the commune and inter-hamlet roads have lied under one meter of water forcing locals to travel by boats. It will take another three days for floodwaters to recede in the commune.Nearly ten of thousands of households have nearly been exhausted struggling to take the elderly, children and furniture to shelters and managing to protect their cattle and chicken from flooding, said Mr. Phan Thanh Hung, office chief of the steering…... [read more]

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