We need high quality tertiary education

Lastyear, the region welcomed nearly 20 million visitors, including 1.6foreign arrivals, netting over 4.3 trillion VND, or just six percent ofthe country’s total tourism revenue. Many industry insiders attributed the modest figures to the limited number of tourism products and the quality of workforce. The current 4,000 workers in the tourism sector are not nearly enoughto serve the flow of visitors, said participants to a recent seminar inCan Tho City on tourism in the Mekong Delta region. HaVan Sieu, Director of the Institute for Tourism Development Research,said the region’s tour guides are not equipped with necessary knowledgeand skills, especially foreign…... [read more]

Mekong Delta boasts for unique beaches Last year, the region welcomed nearly 20 million visitors, including 1.6 foreign arrivals, netting over VND 4.3 trillion dong, or just six percent of the country’s total tourism revenue. The current 4,000 workers are not enough to serve the 10 million plus visitors that travel to the region every year, agreed participants to a seminar held in Can Tho City last April to discuss ways to promote tourism in the Mekong Delta region.Mr. Tran Dat Duy, Deputy Chairman of Mekong Delta Tourism Association attributed the modest figures to the limited number of tourism products…... [read more]

In the socio-economic development strategy submitted to the 11th National Party Congress, the development of human resources, especially high quality professionals is one of the three strategic factors decisive for the country’s fast growth and sustainable development. In the country’s socio-economic strategy for the 2011-2015 period, Vietnam continues to give priority to the Human Development Index (HDI) as part of the vision for 2020. Vietnam’s HDI is at the level of the world’s average. Sharing the view, Pham Xuan Bac, director of Thai Binh province’s Department of Education and Training said that concrete policies are needed to improve the quality of…... [read more]

During 25 years of innovation (Doimoi) and ten years of implementation of development strategy, Vietnam’s education has made an important contribution to national development. Implementing Resolution No. 48/2010/QH12, the Government has submitted a proposal on the draft Tertiary Education Law to the National Assembly. However, there exist many different opinions regarding the draft law. Finance, profit or non-profit issues are among major issues. Profit or non-profit? The document of 11th National Representative Congress XI affirms that “It is necessary to make basic and comprehensive changes to Vietnam’s education in a standardisation-, democratization- and global integration- oriented manner”. Vietnam’s education has…... [read more]

The Vietnam-Austria forum on tertiary education, science and research was attended by Austrian President Heinz Fischer and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan. The forum was considered an important bridge between the two countries’ higher education and science and technology sectors. Speaking at the event, President Heinz Fischer said he is pleased with development of bilateral ties in the science and research sector through co-operative agreements between tertiary education and research agencies, as well as the framework of the Austrian Southeast Asian University Partnership Network (ASEA-UNINET) initiated by Austrian universities. Deputy PM Nhan affirmed that the forum represented the…... [read more]

Speaking at the Q&A session of the National Assembly meetingon Nov. 24 on measures to raise the quality of tertiary education,Minister Luan frankly admitted shortcomings and limitations in humanresource training in general and tertiary education in particular,saying that the quality of human resource training is yet to meet thedemand for national development. “There remains a gap between Vietnam and other countries in the region and the world in this field,” he said. To overcome these shortcomings, the minister emphasised the need totrain teaching staff and set up links between universities in the samesystem. According to Luan, between 2006-2011, thecountry approved…... [read more]

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) held a conference on January 7, gathering heads of higher education institutions in Da Nang to discuss ways to enhance the quality of tertiary education.   Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha The conference focused on three major themes, namely university autonomy, quality control and cooperation with recruiters as the key factors determining the quality of higher education. The majority of delegates shared the same view that the quality of higher education in Vietnam is currently rather low. Associate Professor Hoang Minh Son, President of the Hanoi University of Science and…... [read more]

The demand for international education has become more and more popular in Vietnam in general and in Hanoi in particular, especially for tertiary education. Nowadays, besides sending their children overseas for advanced study, more and more parents alternately choose to enrol their kids in international education programmes delivered in Vietnam. There have been a number of institutions offering such programmes, and the opening of Pegasus International UniCentre in Hanoi is adding one more reliable choice for students and parents to consider. Pegasus International UniCentre is a new training arm of KinderWorld Education Group in Vietnam, focusing on providing post secondary education…... [read more]

The Vietnam-Austriaforum on tertiary education, science and research was attended byAustrian President Heinz Fischer and Vietnamese Deputy Prime MinisterNguyen Thien Nhan. The forum was considered animportant bridge between the two countries’ higher education and scienceand technology sectors. Speaking at the event,President Heinz Fischer said he is pleased with development of bilateralties in the science and research sector through cooperative agreementsbetween tertiary education and research agencies, as well as theframework of the Austrian Southeast Asian University Partnership Network(ASEA-UNINET) initiated by Austrian universities. Deputy PM Nhan affirmed that the forum represented the two countries’determination to make tertiary education, science and research apriority…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the Department of Teachers and Educational Managers, the number of university lecturers has increased but the quality has not improved.  Many lecturers don’t carry out scientific research, don’t have articles published in scientific journals, and have limited foreign language skills. The Education Quality Accreditation Center, which assessed 20 top-tier universities in 2016, found that schools lacked lecturers and many of them lecturers were not sufficiently qualified. Under current laws, university lecturers must have a master’s degree. However, 16 percent of lecturers at the schools had only a bachelor’s degree.  Nguyen Hai Thap, deputy head of…... [read more]