History discriminated against in favor for other subjects at high schools

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VietNamNet Bridge ' History teachers at high schools complain that their students sit nodding in history lessons. Meanwhile, culturists and historians have warned that Vietnamese people may become '"history illiterate.'" A teacher of the Bao Loc High School in Lam Dong province contacted the editorial board of Tien phong newspaper, talking about the discontent she and other colleagues have to bear as the history teachers. … [Read more...]

NA says high school education not as planned

Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan slams high school education quality

High school education in Vietnam has yet to strictly follow initial training targets, but has been switching to only serving the demand for university entrance, a National Assembly's report said. A report on the quality of text books and training programmes for high school education was discussed during a meeting of the National Assembly (NA)'s Standing Committee, which was held on August 15 afternoon. The report was conducted by the NA's Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children from the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year until now, and was delivered by the committee's chairman Dao Trong Thi. The report showed that the operation of experimental high schools and high schools for gifted students, as well as the classification of high school students into sectors, have been forcibly deviated from their initial directions. "High schools for gifted students are set up with an aim to detect and nurture young talents for the country. However, many such schools have been … [Read more...]

Drastic measures as China students sit exams

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More than 9 million students sat China's notoriously tough college entrance exams on Thursday, with "high-flyer" rooms, nannies and even intravenous drips among the tools being employed for success. A student holds his accreditation for the college entrance exams outside a school in Beijing on June 7, 2012Photo: AFP With just 6.85 million university spots on offer this year, competition for the top institutions is intense, and attempts to cheat are rife -- 1,500 people have been arrested on suspicion of selling transmitters and hard-to-detect ear pieces. Parents and students this year are also resorting to some outlandish but legal methods to ensure nothing goes wrong in the make-or-break two-day exam. Students have reportedly been given pre-exam injections and intravenous drips designed to boost energy levels, while girls have resorted to hormone injections and birth control pills to delay menstruation. "There are situations where girls take pills to delay their periods until … [Read more...]

Studying gene expression encodes surface antigens of pathogenic flagella in Vietnam’s buffaloes and cows

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In Vietnam, Trypanosomiasis has been appeared in many areas of the whole country by Trypanosoma evansi (T.evansi) with the incidence of buffaloes around 13-30%, cows around 7-14%, mortality around 6.3 - 20%. Many studies showed RoTAT1.2 antigen presented in most of the VAT (Variable Antigen Type) of T.evansi. The scientists from Hanoi Open University, Hanoi Polytechnic University and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry determined that this antigen can be used to generate antibodies or apply directly to the development of the T.evansi accurate diagnosis method. In this study, the gene encoding the antigen RoTAT1.2 with 205 bp of weight is attached to pET22b (+) vector and expressed in E.coliBL21 system (DE3). RoTAT1.2 recombinant antigens with weight approximately 12 kDa recognized by T.evansi specific antibodies. The suitable conditions for recombinant antigen is RoTAT1.2: IPTG induction concentration: 0.1 mM, induction time: 5 hours, sensor temperature around 30 … [Read more...]

Academic, ophthalmologists win Kovalevskaia awards

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Professor Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Lan, former deputy dean of the Thai Nguyen University of Agro-forestry, has been given a 2014 Kovalevskaia Award for her research on preventative measures for animal diseases. The Kovalevskaia Awards honour outstanding female scientists. A group of 16 scientists from Hanoi Medical University and the Central Eye Hospital also won awards for their research on using stem cell technology to fix injuries on the ocular surface of the eye. The awards were granted during a ceremony held on March 7 celebrating International Women's Day (March 8), the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Long-haired Army and the 50th anniversary of the Three Responsibilities campaign. In his address Nguyen Thien Nhan, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, said the Party and State has always kept in mind Vietnamese women's dedication to the nation's development. He said women will continue the tradition of being "active, creative, loyal and … [Read more...]

Presenting the Kovalevskaia 2014 awards to celebrate the International Women’s Day

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan attends the ceremony granting the Kovalevskaia 2014 awards

The Hanoitimes - A ceremony to grant the Kovalevskaia 2014 awards was held on March 7 celebrating the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day - March 8, the 55th anniversary of the founding of the "Long-haired army", and the 50th anniversary of the "Three responsibilities" campaign. Speaking at the ceremony, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said the Party and State keep in mind the dedication of generations of Vietnamese women to the national development. He expressed belief that they will continue the tradition "active, creative, loyal, and capable" in the new period, and vowed all possible support to the Vietnam Women’s Union. A group of 16 scientists from the Hanoi Medical University and the Central Eye Hospital received the Kovalevskaia 2014 awards for their research into a new treatment method that uses stem cell technology to fix injuries on the ocular surface of the eye. In honouring outstanding female … [Read more...]

Ceremony honors heroines on Int’l Women’s Day

Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Member of Politburo and Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee presents Kovalevskaya 2014 award to Professor Doctor Nguyen Thi Kim Lan

The Central Vietnam Women's Union, and the General Department of Politics of Vietnam People's Army held a ceremony marking the 105th Anniversary of International Women's Day, the 55th anniversary of the legendary "Long-hair army during the anti-US resistance war, the 50th anniversary of the "Three Responsibilities" Movement and presenting Kovalevskaya 2014 awards to outstanding female scientists in Hanoi on March 7. Member of Politburo and Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan; Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of its Commission for Mass Mobilization Ha Thi Khiet, leaders of departments, Vietnamese heroic mothers, heroines of armed forces, and outstanding members of the war-time attended the event. Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan praised women’s outstanding contribution in building and protecting the country and the role of associations and organizations in implementing social policies to guarantee the right of women. At the ceremony, the … [Read more...]

Kovalevskaia awards presented in honour of Int’l Women’s Day

Professor Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Lan (right) at the award ceremony in Hanoi. (Photo: VnExpress.net)

The Kovalevskaia 2014 awards, honouring outstanding female scientists, has been presented to Professor Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Lan, former deputy dean of the Thai Nguyen University of Agro-forestry, for her research into protective measures against animal diseases. A group of 16 scientists from the Hanoi Medical University and the Central Eye Hospital won the awards for their research into a new treatment method that uses stem cell technology to fix injuries on the ocular surface of the eye. The awards were granted during a ceremony held on March 7 celebrating the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8), the 55th anniversary of the founding of the "Long-haired army", and the 50th anniversary of the "Three responsibilities" campaign. In his address, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said the Party and State keep in mind the dedication of generations of Vietnamese women to the national development. He expressed belief … [Read more...]

Meeting to celebrate the International Women’s Day

VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan addresses a meeting to mark International Women's Day in Hanoi.

(VOVworld) - President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan has praised the role by women in national construction and patriotic movements. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women’s Day in Hanoi on Saturday, Nhan said national history is attached to names and fames of various women generations. He said their glorious success in revolutionary struggle has enriched the national tradition: "Vietnamese women have shown their talents in renovation, contributing to national development, and confirming their position in society. They have made outstanding progress in many areas, including politics, economic development, culture, and education." On this occasion, Kovalevskaida prizes were awarded to Professor Doctor Nguyen Thi Kim Lan, former deputy rector of Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry and a group of researchers in Hanoi University of Medicine. … [Read more...]

Kovalevskaya 2014 awards to be presented on March 7

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KTĐT - According to the Vietnam Women's Union, the annual Kovalevskaya 2014 awards will be presented on March 7 in Hanoi. A number of female staff from the Hanoi Medical University's histology and embryology department will receive an award for their project researching cell technology to cure ocular surface damage. The individual prize will be awarded to Professor Doctor Nguyen Thi Kim Lan from the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry. The prestigious prize, named after the great Russian female mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaia, is awarded to female academics with excellent achievements in the sciences or arts and humanities. The Vietnamese Kovalevskaia awards were established in 1985. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

Kovalevskaya 2014 awards honour Vietnamese scientists

The annual Kovalevskaya 2014 awards, honouring outstanding female scientists, will be presented on March 7 in Hanoi, according to the Vietnam Women’s Union. A number of female staff from the Hanoi Medical University’s histology and embryology department will receive an award for their project researching cell technology to cure ocular surface damage. The individual prize will be awarded to Professor Doctor Nguyen Thi Kim Lan from the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, a leading veterinary specialist with numerous applicable research studies helping famers fight diseases in cattle. The Kovalevskaya 2014 award ceremony is part of events to celebrate the 105 th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8). The prestigious prize, named after the great Russian female mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaia, is awarded to female academics with excellent achievements in the sciences or arts and humanities. The Vietnamese Kovalevskaia awards were … [Read more...]

New free trade deal to heighten economic ties with Korea

The Vietnam- the Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will serve as a milestone to strengthen the two countries' economic relations, expected to reach US$70 billion in trade by 2020. This was revealed at a seminar on March 2 on economic co-operation between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea in the Post-FTA era. Under the FTA, signed in December, the two countries will remove import tariffs on more than 90% of all products once the FTA is implemented, probably in June. "This will not only expand trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, but help reinforce co-operation in various sectors, including industry, energy, agriculture and infrastructure," said Hae Moon Chung, Secretary General of ASEAN-Korea Centre. According to the latest data from South Korea, the country rose to become Vietnam's largest foreign investor last year in terms of both value and number of projects. This put it ahead of Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. Vietnam has risen as a … [Read more...]

New free trade deal to heighten economic ties with RoK

The Vietnam- the Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will serve as a milestone to strengthen the two countries' economic relations, expected to reach US$70 billion in trade by 2020. This was revealed at a seminar on March 2 on economic co-operation between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the Post-FTA era. Under the FTA, signed in December, the two countries will remove import tariffs on more than 90% of all products once the FTA is implemented, probably in June. "This will not only expand trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, but help reinforce co-operation in various sectors, including industry, energy, agriculture and infrastructure," said Hae Moon Chung, Secretary General of ASEAN-Korea Centre. According to the latest data from the RoK, the country rose to become Vietnam's largest foreign investor last year in terms of both value and number of projects. This put it ahead of Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. Vietnam has risen as a … [Read more...]

New free trade deal to heighten economic ties with South Korea

Under the FTA, signed in December, the two countries will remove import tariffs on more than 90 per cent of all products once the FTA is implemented, probably in June. — Photo vir HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Viet Nam-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will serve as a milestone to strengthen the two countries' economic relations, expected to reach US$70 billion in trade by 2020. This was revealed at a seminar yesterday on economic co-operation between Viet Nam and South Korea in the Post-FTA era. Under the FTA, signed in December, the two countries will remove import tariffs on more than 90 per cent of all products once the FTA is implemented, probably in June. "This will not only expand trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, but help reinforce co-operation in various sectors, including industry, energy, agriculture and infrastructure," said Hae Moon Chung, Secretary General of ASEAN-Korea Centre. According to the latest data from South Korea, the … [Read more...]

Vietnam still not offering higher salaries to professors

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VietNamNet Bridge – Although the Prime Minister instructed relevant ministries to reconsider pay to professors and associate professors one year ago, little has changed and salaries have not risen. A retired professor said in a local newspaper that his pension was lower than the pension of an experienced lecturer. The youngest associate professor in 2014, Tu Trung Kien, a lecturer at Thai Nguyen University, when interviewed by VietNamNet, said his monthly pay was equal to 50 percent of the salary a new university graduate can receive. Therefore, Kien has to take many extra jobs to earn a living. The "extra jobs" consume too much time and he has had to give up playing sports, a favorite pastime. Ngo Van Minh, a National Assembly Deputy from Quang Nam province, said before the National Assembly that Vietnamese professors have not been rewarded well for their services rendered to the country. Nguyen Van Khanh, President of the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and … [Read more...]

Vietnam does not have too many professors: Professorship Council

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VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Van Nhung, Phd, secretary general of the Professorship Council, disagrees with the opinion that Vietnam has too many professors and associate professors. The professor and associate professor titles have been granted to 11,097 lecturers and scientists over the last 38 years, from 1976 to 2014. The youngest professor received the title in 2014, when he was 37, while the oldest was 81. Nhung said that there are 90 million Vietnamese, 1.73 million university students and 74,630 university lecturers, including 4,155 professors and associate professors. Based on those figures, there are only 1.2 professors and associate professors per every 10,000 people. This counts professors who have died or retired. And there is one professor or associate professor for every 416 students. The figures are much lower than that in Germany, for example, where there are three professors for every 10,000 people and one professor for every 59 students. "The statistics … [Read more...]

Teachers say new student-assessment method difficult to implement

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training’s decision to require teachers to assess student work with comments rather than grades has met with opposition. Teachers say the new assessment method is "reasonable, but difficult to implement" and "good, but unsuitable to the current conditions". After one semester of applying the new assessment method at primary schools nationwide, students have become lazier and teachers overloaded, while parents find it difficult to control their children’s study. Ngo Gia Vo, head of the primary education faculty of Thai Nguyen University’s Pedagogy School, noted that the new method has placed a heavy burden on primary school teachers. Many teachers complain that they have to spend day and night writing comments on students’ school works and learning records. "Imagine if there are only one or two teachers in the subjects in every school, and they have to give comments to thousands of students," he … [Read more...]

Outstanding students in technical, environmental majors receive scholarships

Yoshihisa Maruta, TVF President and TMV Genera Director presents scholarships to outstanding students.

NDO – The Toyota Vietnam Fund, the Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) and the Ministry of Education and Training co-organised a ceremony in the northen province of Vih Phuc on January 24 to present scholarships to 59 outstanding students from nine universities in the north. The students came from the Hanoi University of Technology, the University of Transportation, the Hanoi University of Industry, the University of Economic and Technical Industries, the Quang Ninh University of Industry, the Nam Dinh University of Technology Education, the Vietnam Maritime University, the Hung Yen University of Technology and Education and the University of Technology under the Thai Nguyen University. Speaking at the ceremony, Yoshihisa Maruta, TVF President and TMV Genera Director said that on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the TMV’s presence in Vietnam, TMV will strive further to expand and launch new social activities, focusing on traffic safety, education, sports and culture. This … [Read more...]

Blood drive to take place in 18 provinces, cities

Organisers plan to collect 15,000 blood units each day throughout the campaign.

NDO – A campaign named ‘Red Sunday’ will be organised in 18 provinces and cities to communicate to and encourage the youth to join blood donation drives and ease blood scarcity during the upcoming Lunar New Year. The information was announced at a press conference held in Hanoi on January 20 by the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, the Committee of National Traffic Safety, the Administration of Medical Examination and Treatment under the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion. Taking part in the campaign are cities of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh, together with the provinces of Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Lang Son, Nghe An, Dak Lak, Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh. The campaign is expected to receive 15,000 blood units each day during the campaign. Many universities registered to receive over 1,000 blood units, including the Hanoi Technology … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s junior science talents in 2014 awarded

Leaders of the Ministry of Education and Training present prizes to winners

PANO - A ceremony awarding junior science talents of Vietnam in 2014 was held on January 15th in Hanoi by the Ministry of Education and Training and some other organs. The awardees are students and young lecturers of tertiary education establishments with outstanding achievements in doing scientific research in economics, law, health, and natural sciences. The five first prizes belonged to Dr. Thai Doan Chuong from the Saigon University, Master Tran Thi Pha from the Agriculture and Forestry University under the Thai Nguyen University, Dr. Mai Ngoc Anh from the National Economics University, Master Pham Van Hung from the University of Social Sciences and Humanity under the National University, Hanoi and Master and Pharmacist Le Thi Lan Phuong, from the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University. At the ceremony, apart from prizes of the 2014 Vietnam’s Junior Science Talents Awards, the Ministry of Education and Training presented merit certificates to lecturers and … [Read more...]