Universities train students according to business orders


VietNamNet Bridge - In an effort to improve the training quality and reduce the unemployment rate, many universities and junior colleges haven decided to train students according to orders set by businesses. The latest labor bulletin showed about 200,000 workers with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, marketing, securities and banking. Another report showed that six out of every 10 university graduates lack working and English skills, while four out of every 10 graduates lack professional knowledge. Six out of every 10 employers are unsatisfied about higher education quality. Analysts pointed out that it is the loose connection between educators and businesses which has led to the high unemployment rate of university graduates. In many cases, graduates have good theoretical knowledge, but still cannot satisfy the requirements set by employers. The latest labor bulletin showed about 200,000 workers with bachelor’s and master’s … [Read more...]

Smaller private universities fail to meet student enrollment targets

HA NOI (VNS) — Private universities are struggling to attract students, with some colleges thousands short of their targets. While most public universities and colleges have achieved their enrollment targets for the academic year 2015-2016, many smaller private institutions are in danger of falling short with the deadline for second round applications coming today. Colleges such as the College of Finance and Customs need 2,000 more candidates, HCM City Industry and Trade College are 1,500 short, HCM City Information Technology College have 1,000 spaces while HCM City Institute of Applied Science and Technology are 2,300 shy. This year all candidates are offered the option of changing their choice, meaning that those who fail at the first round can apply to other universities and colleges in another round. As many as 169 institutions throughout the country, including 66 universities and 79 colleges started their second enrollment round last week. Most have relatively low … [Read more...]

Denmark seeks education cooperation with Vietnam

A representative of a Danish company interviews a graduate from the training cooperation program between FTU and Niels Brock Copenhagen - PHOTO: DUC TAM

Duc Tam At an education seminar, Nguyen Thi Chim Lang, president of Ba Ria-Vung Tau University, said she was impressed by Danish education. "Our university is training nurses in a way that enables them to work in an international environment after graduation. After this seminar, we will contact some Danish universities to discuss training cooperation," Lang said. Meanwhile, Karen Nguyen at Binh Duong University expressed interest in lecturer exchange and scholarship programs with Danish institutions. Minister Antorini expected the seminar would help strengthen educational cooperation between the two countries and meet the strong demand for high-quality human resources at over 130 Danish firms operating in Vietnam. In 2010, the Foreign Trade University (FTU), in cooperation with Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, carried out a bachelor training program in the finance sector. Anya Eskildsen, president of the school, said Niels Brock Copenhagen chose FTU among five … [Read more...]

Promoting Dong Nai Tourism Development


Tourism business in Dong Nai province has thrived in recent years, according to the report on tourism business of the province in 2013 and 2014. Tourist arrivals to the province reached nearly 3 million in 2013, representing a year-on-year increase of 11.7 percent and exceeding the full-year plan by 2.3 percent. Tourism revenue grossed VND698 billion (US$32.5 million) in the year, up 13.7 percent year on year and 3.1 percent higher than the yearly plan. However, the results seemed to be below its potential. Hence, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will gradually work out detailed tourism development plans and create new tourism products to create breakthroughs in sustainable development. Enhancing investment promotion … [Read more...]

Provincial Leaders visiting voluntary soldiers in Dong Hoa district


In the afternoon of August 8th, comrade Hoang Van Tra, deputy secretary of Dong Hoa district's Party committee; Cao Thi Hoa An, member of the standing board of the provincial Party committee; Bui Thanh Toan, secretary of the provincial youth union branch cum chairman of the provincial students' association paid a visit and presented gifts, attended the ceremony of admitting to the Party for 2 students and 1 teacher of Thai Binh Duong University (Khanh Hoa province) into Vietnamese Communist Party. The new Party members are Tran Thi Kim Thoa (born in 1988, lecturer of the Medicine-Pharmacy-Convalescence Faculty); Tran Van Luan (born in 1989) and Le Thi Le Hien (born in 1992) from Economics-Tourism Faculty. These Party members are participating in Green Summer campaign in the front of Hoa Xuan Dong commune (Dong Hoa district). After attending the ceremony of admitting new Party members, provincial leaders and leaders of Dong Hoa district cut the ribbons to inaugurate the youth work … [Read more...]

Changes in Ho Chi Minh city since liberation day


(VOVworld) - The national flag was raised on the roof of the Independence Palace 39 years ago, marking the collapse of the puppet regime and opening a new era of development in Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh city. VOV reports on changes in the city since its liberation day April 30th 1975. These days, lots of people visit the Independence Palace to get a glimpse of the development of Ho Chi Minh city after nearly 4 decades. Le Van Thoa from Binh Dinh province says: "Ho Chi Minh city has seen an unprecedented change. It has become more beautiful with many factories, companies and modernized infrastructure. This breakthrough has been a result of hard work and creativity." Thoa is particularly interested in the city's development because he was engaged in the struggle to liberate it 40 years ago. Thoa says that between 1975 and 1985, the city made it easier for production by establishing new management mechanisms models. It embarked on renovations from 1986 to 1995 in line with the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/4

A night of exotic music will be performed by Malian musician Musbaba with Vietnamese artists in Ha Noi tonight.

Ha Noi hosts concert fusing Malian and Vietnamese music The night will include pieces composed by Musbaba, a Ha Noi-based artist, using traditional Vietnamese instruments such as the dan tranh (16-chord zither) with Malian percussion. The concert is part of a project launched in 2012 by Musbaba to gather artists from different musical genres. Since then, Musbaba has worked to combine Vietnamese dan tranh melodies with Malian rhythms. The project has created unusual yet harmonious collaborations among musicians from very different backgrounds. The concert will begin at 8pm at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street. YAN Beatfest thrills over 50,000 music lovers A view is seen at an outdoor music festival called YAN Beatfest 2014 at Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in HCMC's District 11 last Saturday. This was one of the biggest concerts in terms of participants as it attracted over 50,000 music lovers with the majority being teenagers despite the scorching heat of Saigon these days. On … [Read more...]

State urged to seek non-state investments for higher education

Le Van Hoc, Deputy Chair of the National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, the Youth and Children.

VietNamNet Bridge - Educators believe that the State should pour its money into the pre-school and general school education, while it is necessary to seek other investment sources to develop higher education. Le Van Hoc, Deputy Chair of the National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, the Youth and Children, said he personally thinks the higher education universalization is an inevitable trend. In recent years, the higher education system gets only 10 percent of the total 20 percent of the state budget allocated to the education sector. It is estimated that 500 universities receive money from the State budget, including the ones in the national defense and national security sectors. According to Professor Tran Hong Quan, former Minister of Education and Training, now Chair of the People founded University Association, Vietnam only spends some hundreds of dollars a year to train a university student, the low rate which cannot be seen in any other countries. Quan thinks … [Read more...]

Accelerating Urbanisation

In recent years, the pace of urbanisation in Vinh Long province is very fast, thus giving a strong facelift to urban areas. The contribution of the construction industry is significant to this success.

Vinh Long province now has eight administrative units, with Vinh Long City being the provincial capital. Vinh Long City is the third-grade urban zone, Binh Minh Town is the fourth-grade urban zone, and six townships - district capitals - are the fifth-grade urban areas. In 2013, although the construction and real estate industries are slumping in Vinh Long province, many urbanisation and housing investment projects are being carried out, including Phuoc Yen serviced residence project; Hoang Hao housing complex (Long Ho); flood-shelter residential areas (second phase) in Binh Minh Town, Vinh Long City and Long Ho District; Bac My Thuan residential resettlement zone (Second phase), Song Phu - Tam Binh market and township project. By 2020, Vinh Long province will have more urban zones. Mr Doan Thanh Binh, Director of Department of Construction, said, in recent years the speed of urbanisation in Vinh Long province is very fast. This is a good trend but it has however left certain … [Read more...]

Army units launch annual sports festivals


PANO - Army Corps N.4 and Military Zone 7 on June 18th officially opened their annual sports festivals. Photo for illustration. qdnd.vn The Corps 4's event, which will last until June 25th, drew the participation of nearly 2,000 coaches and athletes from its subordinate units and three twinned collectives, including the Dau Tieng Rubber Company, the Binh Duong School of Technology and the Binh Duong University. Meanwhile, the 4-day sports festival of Military Zone 7 also attracted over 2,000 athletes. The participants will compete in various categories, such as four combined-army sports for troops, hurdle race, strong soldiers, AK and K54 shootings, 10km running and practical swimming. These events aim to evaluate units' sport training quality and promote troops' health, as well as choose the best athletes for the upcoming sports games. Translated by Van Hieu … [Read more...]

US consul attends MBA grad ceremony in Binh Duong


US consul Le Thanh An was among the guests attending a graduation ceremony in Binh Duong province on Sunday when 20 students of the second MBA joint training program between Binh Duong University and Benedictine University in the US were conferred degrees. The ceremony was also attended by Professor Cao Van Phuong, principal of Binh Duong Uni., Dr. William Caroll, principal of Benedictine Uni, and other local education officials. The joint program was established two years ago in which all subjects are taught in English by teachers of the two schools. … [Read more...]

University found to illegally organising continuous training


A university in Khanh Hoa Province has been found to have worked with a college in HCM City to illegally enrol students for a continuous training programme. The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has requested Thai Binh Duong University in Khanh Hoa Province and Tay Nam A Economic and Technical Vocational Training School in HCM City to halt their unlicensed continuous training from vocational training and college levels to university level. These schools must find eligible training institutions for their enrolled 625 students prior to June 30. The ministry assigned HCM City municipal Department of Education and Training to issue a decision to fine the Tay Nam A School before May 31. The decisions followed inspection results announced by a working group led by Ha Huu Phuc, deputy director of the MoET's representative office in HCM City after inspecting Tay Nam A's second branch on Minh Phung Street on May 14. The results showed that two continuous training classes at … [Read more...]

Ten finalists of the beauty contest for the disabled


VietNamNet Bridge - Ten of the over 70 contestants have been selected for the final round of the "Beauty of Crescent Moon 2013", the pageant for girls with disabilities, which will take place on the evening of April 14 in Hanoi.Beauty contest held for the disabled The event's previous name is "Miss Disable" and it is now changed into "Beauty of Crescent Moon." The contest attracts more than 70 girls. The competition aims to honor the beauty, wisdom and courage of the girls in unfortunate circumstances. Photo: Ms. Doan Le Thu, 19, from Nam Dinh Province. Eight years ago, she suffered from an accident and lost half of her left leg. Currently she works for a fashion company. Le Thi Thuy Doan, 24, Long Bien District, Hanoi. Being a deaf girl, it is difficult for Doan to communicate with people. Joining the contest, she is warmly supported by her father. He also encourages the girl to actively participate in social activities. Nguyen Thi Anh Ngoc, 21, from Hai Duong Province. Suffering … [Read more...]

Military youths mark anniversary of the Youth Union


PANO - Youths of many army units have organized a wide range of practical activities to celebrate the 82nd anniversary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on March 26th. The same day, Director of the General Department of Politics held a ceremony to launch an emulation movement for its youths, "Military youths to reach peak" and "Military youths to embark on science and technology". This is to implement the action program in the 8th Youth Congress and serve as a model for its units to learn and accumulate experiences. The same day, youths of Director of the General Department of Politics along with Hang Ma and Cua Dong Precinct launched a movement to build a green-clean-beautiful street. Nearly 200 youths took part in white-washing the bases of trees and removing unauthorized advertisements and flyers across Ly Nam De street. Meanwhile, Brigade 596 under the Communication Arm hosted an interesting contest "Resounding March" for its youths with three parts, namely learning about … [Read more...]

Students contribute ideas to 1992 Constitution revisions


(VOV) - Students and pupils nationwide are contributing their ideas to the draft amendments for the 1992 Constitution. At Binh Duong University of Economics and Technology, most of the students agreed that the 1992 Constitution revision was necessary in order to match the new situation and catch up with other development trends in the world. According to them, some articles in the Constitution needed to be clarified and explained in a more precise and scientific manner. Tran Thi Cam Tu, a student of Binh Duong University for Economics and Technology, said: "In the draft amendment of the 1992 Constitution, there is a statement that " the children have the right to receive protection, care and education from the family, the State and society. I think that's not enough. We should also add the State assures that children should go to school at the eligible age". Regarding the articles relating to human rights, basic rights and duties of the citizens and the State apparatus, … [Read more...]

Binh Duong province: summarizing international integration activities period 2007 – 2012


BEGIC - In order to evaluate the implementation of direction, innovation policies and international economic integration of the Communist Party and Government after Vietnam’s membership in World Trade Organization, early December, at the Department of Commerce, International Economic Integration Committee of Binh Duong province hold the "Summarized Meeting on International Integration Activities of Binh Duong province, period 2007 – 2012" Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem presented at the Meeting. Leaders of relevant departments, agencies, Binh Duong’s business associations and People’s Committee at district level also attended the event. In the period of 2007-2012, although being affected by the financial crisis and global economic recession, Binh Duong province implemented coherently the policies of Party Communist of Vietnam and State on international integration; applied initiatively the central policies into the local situation in order … [Read more...]

Local architect honored as world’s vanguard in 2012


Vietnamese architect Vo Trong has recently been named on the 2012 Design Vanguard list of the Architectural Record, America’s 110-year-old monthly magazine dedicated to architecture and interior design. "No matter where the project is or how big or small it may be, Vo and his partners apply a design approach shaped by their knowledge of farm sheds in paddy fields, the metabolism of Japanese urbanism, and the need to connect modern life with the environment that will sustain it," the magazine wrote about Vo Trong Nghia and his company. … [Read more...]

Binh Duong to teach Japanese, Korean at secondary schools

Authorities in the southern province of Binh Duong have approved a pilot project to introduce Japanese and Korean languages into local secondary schools from next year onwards, a local official told Thanh Nien. It is an early move to respond to human resources needs of increasing numbers of foreign companies from the two countries set up in the province, according to Duong The Phuong, director of Binh Duong Department of Education and Training. Binh Duong has already assigned a group of teachers to attend training programs in Japan and South Korea for the project, Phuong said. … [Read more...]