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...]

Concert to be held to celebrate Vietnam-US ties

A concert featuring both Vietnamese and American artists will be held on June 21 to mark the 20 th year of the normalisation of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the United States, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The concert will be jointly organised by the Vietnam Performing Arts Centre and the US Embassy at the Thai Nguyen University of Technology in northern Thai Nguyen province. It features the Thao & Get Down Stay Down, an US-based alternative folk rock music group, which consists of vocalist and musician Thao Nguyen, organist Johanna Jessie Kunin, drummer Jason Marcus Slota and Adam Laurance Thompson on bass. Born in Virginia, Thao Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American, began playing the guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve. She started performing in high school as part of a pop-country group. Her album "We the Common" released in 2013 was well-received by critics.-VNA … [Read more...]

Vietnamese cadres honoured with Cambodian General-level orders

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PANO - Cambodia on June 12th awarded the General-level order for nine Vietnamese scientists inside and outside the army in acknowledgement of their contributions to the construction and development of Cambodia. The event took place in Thai Nguyen province. The awardees are former Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu; Director of Thai Nguyen University Prof. Dr. Dang Kim Vui; Deputy Directors of Thai Nguyen University Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Viet Khanh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Cong, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dang Van Minh; Head of International Cooperation Faculty of Thai Nguyen University Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Anh Tai; Rector of Thai Nguyen Pedagogic University Assoc. Dr. Pham Hong Quang;Rector of Thai Nguyen Medical-Pharmaceutical University Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Son; and Rector of Thai Nguyen Agriculture-Forestry University Assoc. Dr. Tran Van Dien. On behalf of the awardees, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu expressed delight and honour to receive … [Read more...]

Nine Vietnamese honoured with Cambodian army-general orders

Cambodian State Minister Chan Chea (right) presents the order to Vietnamese deputies. (Credit: VNA)    NDO/VNA – Cambodia awarded the army-general order to nine Vietnamese at a ceremony in northern Thai Nguyen province on June 12.

The nine recipients of the order included former Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu, Director of Thai Nguyen University Prof. Dr. Dang Kim Vui, Rector of Thai Nguyen Medical-Pharmaceutical University Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Son, Rector of Thai Nguyen Agriculture-Forestry University Assoc. Dr. Tran Van Dien, and Rector of Thai Nguyen Pedagogic University Assoc. Dr. Pham Hong Quang. The conferment is Cambodia’s recognition of the officials’ outstanding contribution to personnel training for Cambodia, serving the country’s defence and construction and further cementing the close and long-lasting Vietnam-Cambodia friendship. On behalf of the award winners, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu and Professor Dr Dang Kim Vui expressed their delight and vowed to continue their work in manpower training and scientific research to further enhance the bilateral ties further. At the ceremony, the Thai Nguyen University presented an honorary … [Read more...]

Nine Vietnamese hounoured with Cambodian army-general orders

Cambodia awarded the army-general-level order for nine Vietnamese at a ceremony in northern Thai Nguyen province on June 12. The nine recipients of the order included former Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu, Director of Thai Nguyen University Prof. Dr. Dang Kim Vui, Rector of Thai Nguyen Medical-Pharmaceutical University Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Son, Rector of Thai Nguyen Agriculture-Forestry University Assoc. Dr. Tran Van Dien, and Rector of Thai Nguyen Pedagogic University Assoc. Dr. Pham Hong Quang. The conferment is Cambodia’s recognition of the officials’ outstanding contribution to personnel training for Cambodia, serving the country’s defence and construction and further cementing the close and long-lasting Vietnam-Cambodia friendship. On behalf of the award winners, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu and Professor Dr Dang Kim Vui expressed their delight and vowed to continue their work in manpower training and … [Read more...]

Local, overseas economists join annual meeting in Thai Nguyen

The 8 th Vietnam Economists Annual Meeting (VEAM 2015) took place on June 9 in northern Thai Nguyen province, bringing together leading economists, lecturers and experts from Vietnam and all over the world, including Germany, Italy, France, Australia and the Netherlands. The meeting was jointly organised by Thai Nguyen University, the Development and Policies Research Centre (DEPOCEN), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Foreign Trade University (FTU). Addressing the workshop, Deputy Director of Thai Nguyen University Dang Van Minh believed the event would serve as a bridge between Vietnamese and foreign economists as well as Thai Nguyen University and other local and overseas universities and research institutes. It is also a good opportunity for Thai Nguyen University to join international research networks and ramp up its research activities. During the two-day meeting, participants attend four plenary sessions and 28 parallel sessions … [Read more...]

Singing contest for students concluded

A performance of the An Giang University at the final round

PANO – The final round for the national singing contest for students in 2015 took place in Hanoi on May 30th, by the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Students' Association and the military-run telecom group Viettel. Under the theme "Pride of Vietnamese Students", the contest was launched from January 9th with the participation of more than 200 universities and colleges across the country. After eight galas in different areas nationwide, the organizers chose the eight best performances for the final round in the capital city. The Thai Nguyen University’s Economics and Trade Management University won the first prize, followed by the Ho Chi Minh City-based Ton Duc Thang University and An Giang University. Translated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]

Ethnic group growth amid ASEAN integration discussed

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Illustrative image. Photo: VNA Socio-economic development of ethnic minority communities in the context of ASEAN integration was the focus of a workshop co-organised by Thai Nguyen University and the Philippines’ Kalinga-Apayao University in northern Thai Nguyen province on May 15. The workshop gathered 100 scientific reports from Vietnamese and Filipinos experts and officials in the culture, education, environment and health sectors. Their research studies revolved around the subjects of state policies, livelihoods, social and cultural issues, natural resource management, and response to climate change related to the vulnerable groups. A number of practical measures and suggestions were put forth at the function, contributing to the sustainable development of ethnic minority communities in the two Southeast Asian nations. The workshop is coordinated by the Thai Nguyen University and the Philippines’ Kalinga – Apayao University and expected to pave the way … [Read more...]

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HCMC opens first drug treatment center with Suboxone A drug treatment center, which prescribes Suboxone to treat drug addiction, today opened in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap District. This is the first of its kinds in Vietnam and marks an important progress of the city in treating drug addiction. Currently, the world is making good progress in treating drug addition. Along with Methadone, additional medications including Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Naloxone, Suboxone can be used for treating drug addiction. Among them, Suboxone are the most prominent and preeminent as it is safe for patients; accordingly, it is widely used in many countries in the world. After the approval of Ministry of Health the Viet Nam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control and HCMC authority have implemented pilot drug addition treatment with Suboxone in Go Vap District with the financial support of many organizations. For years, HCMC has adopted many measures to help drug addicts to rehabilitate and integrate … [Read more...]

Solutions sought to improve land information transparency

Representatives from land management agencies and scientists discussed how to improve land management information transparency at a recent conference in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. A WB survey in the field showed that by 2014, only 70 percent of land management information was made public on the mass media and at offices providing public administrative service. The lack of transparency in this field was believed to be the cause of many petitions. An estimated 70 percent of prolonged lawsuits are related to land problems. Delegations at the event, co-organised by the World Bank (WB) and Thai Nguyen University, asserted that the sophisticated regulations in the Land Law and underperforming land management information service systems are major contributing factors to ineffective land usage. In an attempt to surmount shortcomings, authorised bodies have published land-related information on their local electronic portal, but the content is unsystematic and slow to be … [Read more...]

Australia, Vietnam universities build research link in agriculture

Senior representatives from Australia’s Regional University Network (RUN) are on a visit to Vietnam from April 20-24 to develop research partnerships with Vietnamese universities and institutes in agriculture, forestry, regional development and sustainable development. According to RUN Chairman Peter Lee, RUN universities have a strong and growing applied research effort undertaken from a unique regional perspective. RUN is looking forward to collaborating with Vietnamese partners on a range of significant projects. The RUN delegation is scheduled to visit the University of Agricultural,Thai Nguyen University, the Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences, the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Nha Trang University, Da Lat University, Vietnam National University - VNU Ho Chi Minh City, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry and Can Tho University. During the visit, a research seminar on "agriculture development for the Mekong Delta" will be held in the … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Australia to build research links in agriculture

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(CPV) - Senior representatives from Australia’s Regional University Network (RUN) are visiting Vietnam April from 20th-24th to further develop research partnerships with Vietnamese universities and institutes in the areas of agriculture, forestry, regional development and sustainable development. The visit is at the invitation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology and is being supported by the Australian Government, under the treaty level agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the two nations which entered into force in July 2014. Agriculture is one of the shared areas of interest outlined in the agreement, in addition to climate change, bio-technology, health, and ICT. "RUN universities have a strong and growing pure and applied research effort, which is undertaken from a unique regional perspective. We are looking forward to collaborating with our Vietnamese colleagues on a range of significant projects" said Professor Peter Lee, chair … [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...]