Vietnamese agriculture to become a developmental model

  • Universities with partial autonomy rush to open new majors

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have shown their concern about the opening of too many new subject majors, warning that instructional quality could decline. The government’s Resolution No 77 says that the schools applying autonomy on a trial basis have the right to open majors to satisfy demand in society if they can meet requirements stipulated in the laws. This means that schools can launch new training majors without having to ask for permission from the watchdog agency. That is why a number of training majors provided by universities has been increasing considerably in the last three years. Some schools have…... [read more]

  • Tuitions soar, doors to universities close for some students

VietNamNet Bridge - Many students are surprised about rising tuition at universities. Students of Hanoi Economics University are criticising the school’s board of management’s decision to raise tuition, commencing from the 2016-2017 academic year. Under the decision, the tuition K57 (second year students) and K58 students (who will enter the school after the summer) will have to pay VND375,000 per credit for training majors belonging to Group 1 (including information system management, information technology, economics and business law). The tuition is VND450,000 per credit for the remaining training majors which do not belong to Group 1 and Group 3, and…... [read more]

  • Schools raise tuition, leaving graduates in debt

VietNamNet Bridge - With the sharp tuition increases announced by universities, students will be burdened with heavy debts after they graduate, according to Vietnam Study Encouragement Society (SES) chair Pham Tat Dong. "They will not be able to pay debts within two years after the graduate if they take jobs with low income," he said. Some universities (4-5 year training) and junior colleges (3-year training) have increased tuition by 10 percent for the new 2015-2016 academic year. The tuition for full-time university education is between VND1.75 million and VND4.4 million a month, depending on the major. Medical and pharmaceutical students…... [read more]

  • Agricultural development is of great strategic importance

(VOVworld) - Developing agriculture is a strategic issue that is extremely important to national socio-economic development. State President Truong Tan Sang made his remarks at an event held at the Vietnam Agriculture Academy in Hanoi on Friday: "The Vietnam Agriculture Academy needs to absorb global cutting-edge scientific and technological advances to help with the restructuring of the agriculture sector. The Academy should look forward to positioning itself as a highly prestigious institute in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Southeast Asia. It’s also important for the Academy to devise appropriate policies and mechanisms to encourage researchers, PhDs, and…... [read more]

  • State President stresses agriculture’s strategic role

President Truong Tan Sang presented the title "Hero of the People’s Armed Forces" to the academy. (Photo: VNA) Developing agriculture is a strategic issue that is extremely significant to the national socio-economic development, State President Truong Tan Sang stated when addressing an event at the Vietnam Agriculture Academy in Hanoi on April 3. The Vietnam Agriculture Academy, whose trained agronomists and agriculture managers have so far accounted for 65 percent of the country’s total, needs to absorb global cutting-edge scientific and technological advances to help with the restructuring of the agriculture sector, the State President said. The Academy should look…... [read more]

  • Vietnam hopes POHE can help solve problem of jobless university grads

VietNamNet Bridge – Education experts believe the best solution to the high percentage of unemployed university graduates with bachelor’s degrees is enhancement of the profession oriented higher education (POHE) program. Bui Anh Tuan, head of the Higher Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), said POHE has been used in Vietnam since 2010. POHE has been applied at eight schools where 2,200 students have graduated and the another 6,000 students are now studying. More than 500 businesses have joined the program. Curricula adapted to business needs Do Thi Ngoc Oanh from the Thai Nguyen Agriculture and Forestry…... [read more]

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Vietnam, Japan boost defence cooperation Vietnam and Japan should continue their struggle against China' wrongful acts in the East and East China Seas, utilizing diplomatic measures grounded in international law, said Japanese Maj. Gen. Naohisa Fukase. Maj. Gen. Fukase, Deputy Director of the Japanese National Institute for Defence Studies (NIDS), made the suggestion at a reception in Hanoi on June 23 hosted by Lieu. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army. He expressed his concern about recent escalating tensions in the East Sea after China positioned its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 deep…... [read more]

  • Vietnam, Mozambique further education cooperation

Vietnam and Mozambique have inked a Protocol on Education Cooperation, allowing both sides to increase exchanges of students and educators as well as other partnership activities. The document was signed by Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and his Mozambique counterpart Augusto Jone Luis at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 23. From 2014, the number of scholarships for students of Vietnam to study Mozambique and vice verse will be increased to 10 a year, doubling the figure agreed in the protocol signed in 2008 in Maputo, Mozambique, which focused on mutual technical support in education and…... [read more]

  • Orchid Tree festival to be organised in Điện Biên

Viet Nam News ĐIỆN BIÊN - The Fifth Orchid Tree Festival will be held from March 11 to 14 next year in northwest Điện Biên Province. The opening ceremony with an art performance and a 15-minute fireworks performance is expected to be held on the evening of March 12. The festival will also feature an exhibition of traditional culture of Điện Biên's ethnic groups, folk singing and dancing festival, traditional folk culture demonstration, book and photo exhibition and a sports performance. Miss Orchid Tree will also be held with the participation of eight northwest provinces -- Điện Biên, Lai Châu,…... [read more]

  • Ban Flower Festival in Dien Bien to take place from March 11-14

The Hanoitimes - The Ban (Bauhinia variegate) Flower Festival is scheduled to be held from March 11-14, 2017 in the northwestern province of Dien Bien, according to the provincial People’s Committee. The festival will include a myriad of activities such as exhibitions of ethnic groups’ culture, rituals, traditional music performance shows, books, and tourism products, in addition to sports competitions and folk games. The highligh of the Ban Flower Festival 2017 is a Miss Ban Flower contest that is expected to attract the participation of contestants from eight northwestern provinces, namely Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Son La, Hoa Binh, Yen…... [read more]