Scholarships give strength to poor new students

Hanoi, HCM City host workshops on US education Vietnamese student to study at leading US university The program is open to undergraduate students in their first, second or third years who possess a good command of English. Candidates with the ability to demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities are invited to apply. For the academic year 2013-14, the program will offer scholarships to approximately 65 students from Asian countries, including six Vietnamese students. Scholarships are for either one academic-year (approximately 10 months) or one semester (approximately five months). Those successful applicants who do not meet host institution language requirements will be eligible for two to four weeks of intensive English language training prior to the start of the program. Candidates must have at least one semester remaining at their Vietnamese universities upon the the completion of the US program. A good knowledge of English, with a minimum ITP TOEFL score of 550 or iBT TOEFL score of 80, is also required. Successful applicants will have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 7.5 in the previous semester. Candidates can submit their profiles at the US Embassy in Hanoi or US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. The deadline for applications is November 26, 2012.... [read more]

ENS Cachan University President, Pierre-Paul Zalio said the event gave scientists from the two countries’ universities and research establishments a good chance to share research experience. According to Ha Minh Cuong, a lecturer at Cachan, the event was designed to give ideas and development projects to minimize pollution, preserve energy, ensure sustainability and improve the environment. The conference also touched upon training cooperation between Vietnam and France in construction with a view to creating new programmes to better meet the demand of Vietnamese undergraduate students and postgraduate students. The first CIGOS was organized for the first time in 2010, and the second time in 2013.... [read more]

The program will host 160 YSEALI members from all over Vietnam for a two-week program (from August 3 to 14, 2015, 80 members per week) at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program campus in Ho Chi Minh City, the US Embassy in Hanoi said in a press release on June 8. By joining the program, participants will have the chance to deepen their knowledge of issues relating to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and share their experience and perspectives to help Vietnam reach its fullest potential. ASEAN is a ten-member bloc which includes such Southeast Asian countries as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. As shown on the ASEAN’s website, the AEC is the goal of regional economic integration by 2015 and envisages the following key characteristics: a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy. The Fulbright program will provide a comprehensive picture of the AEC and the challenges and opportunities for Vietnam, particularly for Vietnamese youth. An integral part of the program will focus on Vietnam’s socioeconomic foundations, its strengths and weaknesses, and the global context and trends. The participants will also have opportunities to enhance their fundamental soft skills such as creative thinking, communication, negotiation, teamwork and adaptation through a variety of soft skill training programs, inspirational speeches, games and competitions. Candidates should be a YSEALI member; between the ages of 18 and 25 at…... [read more]

The Huawei Telecom – Seeds for Future – program seeks to develop ICT talent, transfer knowledge, promote a greater understanding of, and interest in, the telecommunications industry and encourage regional building and participation in the digital community. The program offers the undergraduate students the opportunity to travel to China for a two week period. During the first week, participants will be Huawei’s guests in Beijing for an immersive introduction to the Chinese language and culture. In week two, participants will stay in Shenzhen and work with the Huawei team in their Chinese Headquarters, learning about the company’s international culture, strategy and values, and receive technical training in the industry. Travel and accommodation is provided by Huawei. The students have been selected from three universities – the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences and FPT University.... [read more]

Viet Nam News On January 1 every year, Sudanese in their homeland and abroad celebrate their Independence Day. Freedom was achieved in 1956 after 60 years of colonial rule. The struggle against the colonial powers was led by leaders and masses that made great sacrifices for the noble cause. They were inspired in part by the teachings of late President Hồ Chí Minh: "nothing is more precious than independence and liberty". This year, the commemoration of our Independence Day takes place at a time when the world at large and the region in particular is witnessing a number of political and economic challenges and changes, Sudan is not exception. Sudan witnessed important developments during 2016. Domestically, the positive conclusion of the National Dialogue encompassed vast political parties and civil society organisations as well. Diplomatically, Sudan continued to strengthen ties with regional and international partners, and play a positive and constructive role in the region to maintain peace, stability and prosperity. 2016 has also witnessed great strides in the enhancement of bilateral relations with the Socialist republic of Việt Nam. The two countries confirmed the principle of exchange of support in international organisations. Testament to that is the exchange of support in many international organisations and fora during the last year. In order to facilitate the movement of officials between the two states, the Agreement on the Abolition of visa for holders of Diplomatic, special or official passport entered into force effective 6 September 2016. A number of official visits took…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City is one step ahead of the country in terms of developing smart transport projects aimed at facilitating a smoother on-road experience for residents. Ho Chi Minh City is one step ahead of the country in terms of developing smart transport projects aimed at facilitating a smoother on-road experience for residents. Pointing at his smartphone, the head of the public transport authority of Ho Chi Minh City said bus users could now look up information on any route at the touch of their finger using the BusMap application. BusMap is a mobile application that offers users comprehensive information on buses in Ho Chi Minh City, from routes, stops and stations, real-time tracking, to a navigation system that helps users choose which bus to take to get from one location to another. The application also allows bus passengers to report unsatisfactory experiences, which can be submitted directly to the public transport operation center for review. Developed by a local undergraduate student using data provided by the city’s Department of Transport, BusMap now boasts around 26,000 daily users after just over a year since it was launched in 2015. The application is available on all three common operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. BusMap is one of many smart transport projects under way in Ho Chi Minh City, part of an ambitious plan to turn the southern metropolis into a smart city. According to Le Minh Triet, acting head of the Management Center of the Saigon River Tunnel,…... [read more]

A hacker who gained control of a Ho Chi Minh City university employee’s email account sent fake messages, claiming he could tamper with scores in exchange for cash. A hacker who gained control of a Ho Chi Minh City university employee’s email account sent fake messages, claiming he could tamper with scores in exchange for cash. The scam was reported at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (UTE), whose rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Van Dung said many of his undergraduate students were targeted by the scammer. According to the rector, the scam primarily targeted students whose TOEIC scores on an exam held in early November failed to meet graduation requirements. The students received an email titled ‘English for graduation assistance’ from an authentic university address belonging to a university employee in charge of education inspection. “According to your performance in the recent TOEIC test, you are not qualified for graduation,” the email reads. “I will be retiring next year, so I want to do something to help you.” The email goes on to ask those wishing to change their score to transfer VND500,000 (US$22) to "Professor Tien’s account by November 10, 2016," explaining that the professor in question is on vacation abroad. Recipients of the email were also reminded to reply to the email for confirmation once they complete the transaction. “Your scores will be changed within five working weeks,” the email promises. “Since it’s a sensitive matter, I can only communicate with you via…... [read more]

Education Minister Phùng Xuân Nhạ at a Q&A session of the 14th National Assembly yesterday. - VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI -- Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said yesterday that the so-called Hà Tĩnh scandal, in which several female teachers were forced to be temporary receptionists at a provincial event, was a "very bad incident" . Addressing the National Assembly heated by the queries regarding the scandal, the Deputy PM said that the Government must be determined to prevent these sorts of incidents, not only with teachers but female personnel, in general. Education Minister Phùng Xuân Nhạ, who followed Natural Resources and Environment Minister Trần Hồng Hà on the hot seat at the NA's cabinet hearing yesterday, admitted that the Hà Tĩnh incident was far from unique. "In fact, it has happened in many other places," Nhạ said. "As the education minister, I acknowledge my responsibility in protecting the rights of the teachers, and I will actively work with local leaders on the matter." The controversial incident enraged the public last week when people learned that 21 teachers were enlisted by the Hà Tĩnh's Hồng Lĩnh Commune People's Committee as receptionists at a local ví giặm folk song festival back in August. Many criticised it as an abuse of teachers' rights. . Higher education focus Discussing other reforms, Deputy PM Đam said a new approach to higher education was key to improving Vietnamese labour quality. "Reports from several firms show that over 80 per cent…... [read more]

Dai-ichi Life rewards high-achieving RMIT students By Binh Nguyen in HCMC Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam Ltd. (Dai-ichi Life Vietnam) on Tuesday granted scholarships worth VND300 million to excelling students who enrolled in RMIT International University Vietnam under the Priority Enrolment Program (PEP). Representatives of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam and RMIT Vietnam handed over VND100 million (over US$4,850) each to Le Hoang Hai, Hoang Huy Cat and Vu Xuan Bach. These students are undertaking the Bachelor of Information Technology program at the Australian-owned university under the PEP. This is the fifth year in a row that Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has awarded these scholarships to outstanding students of RMIT Vietnam under the PEP program. The total student population at RMIT Vietnam’s campuses in Saigon South in HCMC and Hanoi is almost 5,500. The PEP, which is a long-term strategic cooperation program between RMIT Vietnam and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, was launched to help Vietnamese parents grant their children the priority enrolment certificate in RMIT Vietnam when purchasing either the education endowment product An Sinh Giao Duc or the universal life product An Thinh Chu Toan from the company. Every year, the company will award a VND100 million scholarship to each of the three best undergraduate students at RMIT Vietnam as well as help them with internship and job opportunities. Kenji Yamakoshi, deputy general director of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, said the PEP offered the optimal benefit for customers by linking the life products with the tertiary education of international quality standard with a…... [read more]

By Binh Nguyen in HCMC The Educational Fund of the Singapore Business Group (SBG) in HCMC has awarded 325 scholarships worth US$58,320 for talented but hard-up Vietnamese students. This is a new record for SBG since its inception in 2001. Over the past decade, the Educational Fund, also known as the SBG Ed Fund, has raised over US$368,000 to support more than 2,200 students, including 860 undergraduate students and 1,390 high school students. Benjamin Yap, chairman of SBG in HCMC, said supporting poor but hard-working students was one of the ways in which the Singapore business community can help contribute to the development of Vietnam’s students’ education.... [read more]

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