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...]

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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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Ministry looks into fake PhDs

Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy  Associate Professor Dam Khai Hoan

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Vietnamese beggar girl becomes doctor

Nguyen Thi Hien collected and sold firewood when she was in 11th grade. File photo:  Tuoi Tre   Despite adversity, Hien remained one of the best students in her school, from 1 st  to 12 th

Life is never easy, but it was even harder for a young woman who was born to a family of street beggars in central Vietnam. However, with tremendous effort and a strong will, she has ended the "beggar tradition" of her family and achieved her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Twenty-seven-year-old Nguyen Thi Hien's parents, grandparents and siblings were once mendicants in a poor village in Nghe An Province. … [Read more...]

Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions

This is the topic of a three-day conference on "Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions" organised in Thai Nguyen province by the World Bank and Thai Nguyen University with the aim of discussing opportunities for sustainable poverty reduction in the region drawing from lessons of successful experiences in Vietnam and elsewhere. Participants included government officials at both central and provincial levels, researchers, business people, development … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 18/6

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OVs join hands to protect homeland sovereignty Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Fukuoka, Japan, held a peace march on June 15 in repudiation of China's illegal placement of Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf. … [Read more...]

Wireless sensors to help monitoring of patient vitals

Wireless sensor networks are an effective solution to take care of patients and support physicians in the treatment process. Wireless sensor networks are an effective solution to take care of patients and support physicians in the treatment process, researchers told a three-day international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday. Researchers at Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen University of Information and Communication Technology, and Ha Noi University of Science and Technology … [Read more...]

Wireless sensors to help monitering of patient vitals

HCM CITY (VNS) — Wireless sensor networks are an effective solution to take care of patients and support physicians in the treatment process, researchers told a three-day international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday. Researchers at Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen University of Information and Communication Technology, and Ha Noi University of Science and Technology presented a wireless sensor to monitor the heartbeat and body temperature, including for outpatients. It … [Read more...]

WB conference talks poverty reduction

A professor from Thai Nguyen University introduces international delegations advanced technology in the agricultural sector. — Photo baothainguyen

THAI NGUYEN (VNS) — A three-day conference to discuss sustainable development in the remote northern mountainous region of Viet Nam opened in Thai Nguyen Province yesterday. … [Read more...]

WB aids ethnic minority groups in Vietnam

Almost 300 students across Vietnam shared their solutions on tackling poverty in the country

(VOV) -A three-day conference opened in Thai Nguyen province to discuss approaches and solutions to poverty reduction amongst ethnic minority groups in northern Vietnam. WB-funded project improves Vietnam urban infrastructure WB improves sanitary conditions for Red River residents WB helps Vietnam's social assistance programmes The conference, themed "Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions", was jointly organised by Thai Nguyen University and the … [Read more...]

Beauty contest organiser denies abuse accusation

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Kim Hong, head of organising board of Miss Ethnic Vietnam beauty contest, denied the accusation that they abused contestants, saying that the former Miss Ethnic Vietnam did not fulfill her duties. Recently, Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2011, Trieu Thi Ha, said that she returned her crown because of abuse she suffered by the organisers. She also complained that the organisers failed to promote her image and did not honour the terms of their contract. … [Read more...]

Ex-ethnic beauty queen says victory made her ‘miserable’

Trieu Thi Ha, who was crowned Miss Ethnic Vietnam in 2011 but wanted to give up the title last year, claiming the organizers gave her too much work and no sympathy. Photo credit: danviet.vn

In her increasingly public dispute with contest organizers an ethnic minority woman in northern Vietnam described her life as a beauty queen as "miserable." In interviews with this paper and others, Trieu Thi Ha (Miss Ethnic Vietnam 2011) claimed that contest organizers held her under a rigid contract that required her to be available to promote their event at all hours of the day. She asked to give up her title in a letter last year due to "health reasons." Since then, the matter has spilled … [Read more...]

Where have university entrance examinees gone?

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VietNamNet Bridge - Educators are reeling over the surprisingly low number of students registering to sit the university entrance exam. It is foreseeable that schools will not have enough students enrolling. According to Vu Viet Binh, Deputy Head of the Training Division of the Hanoi National University, the school has received over 20,000 registrations for sitting the entrance exams, a sharp decrease of 25 percent in comparison with the last year. Meanwhile, the school plans to enroll 5,630 … [Read more...]

National forum examines community forestry

A national forum on community forestry was opened in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on April 23, looking at the practice that has proved effective in forest management. The two-day event, the first of its kind so far, drew nearly 100 Vietnamese and foreign experts in the field. The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF) said many community forests have been piloted across Vietnam in the past years. More than 5,000 households of 10 provinces joined a national project in the first … [Read more...]

Encouragement of the young talent who research science at universities

Mr. Nguyen Huu Cong and representative leaders of Department of Market Development and Science and Technology Business were at the ceremony.

Towards Vietnam Science and Technology Day on May 18, Thai Nguyen University collaborated with Department of Market Development and Science and Technology Business (Ministry of Science and Technology) to organize assessment and giving Thai Nguyen University Young Creative Awards 2014 in the framework of Achievement Exhibition 20 years of training and Thai Nguyen university science and technology that took place on April 5, 2014, in Thai Nguyen province. Attending the ceremony, there were … [Read more...]

Thai Nguyen University honoured with Labour Order

Deputy PM Phuc presents the Labour Order, second class to Thai Nguyen University. (photo: VGP)

Nhan Dan - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented Thai Nguyen University with the Labour Order, second class on April 4 in commemoration of its 20th anniversary. The deputy PM praised the achievements made by generations of the university's teachers and students since its establishment 20 years ago as several universities in Thai Nguyen city merged together. As it is a major university in the national training and education sector, Deputy PM Phuc asked Thai Nguyen University to … [Read more...]

Many universities running without rectors

The Ha Hoa Tien University. The Ha Hoa Tien people-founded University in Ha Nam province has been operating with no rector for the last three years.

VietNamNet Bridge - Many universities in Vietnam make do without rectors. Others seem to have a problem retaining rectors, changing them frequently. And still more employ substandard rectors. The story of Ha Hoa Tien The school had four rectors in the past, from 2007 to 2011, all approved by the Ha Nam provincial authorities. However, each of them eventually departed. None of them worked for the school for very long. Some stayed for two years, while another left after just two weeks. … [Read more...]

Traditional herbal medicine still saves lives

Guidance: Herbalist Trieu Thi Hoa shows a patient how to use Vietnamese medicinal herbs. Ba Vi Commune on the outskirts of Ha Noi is famous for processing these herbs:locals have collected 363 different varieties. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung

Herbs found in the wild can treat many ailments, so researchers are growing them on a wider scale in order to provide affordable herbal treatments for those in need. Tran Dong and Ha Nguyen report. A 64-year-old Ba Na ethnic teacher in the central province of Quang Ngai'sTay Giang District has pioneered the farming of ba kich (morinda officinalis), a tonic medicinal plant, which later helps his village escape hunger and poverty. After graduating from the Thai Nguyen University's Biology … [Read more...]