The latest Student and Exchange Visitor Information System or SEVIS update – which contains basic information on the more than 1.2 million international students studying in the United States at all levels – is out, and many of the results, while not encouraging, are not surprising. Among the top 10 places of origin, seven recorded decreases, ranging from -2.2% (China) to -11.5% (Mexico). Other countries with declining student populations in the US from autumn 2016 to this spring were South Korea (-2.68%), Saudi Arabia (-7.3%), Canada (-3.35%), Japan (-8.1%) and Taiwan (-3.5%). The downward trend is a harbinger of a significant shift away from the US that is currently occurring in many countries to the benefit of friendly competitor nations like Australia and Canada. Since these figures are for the spring semester and are based on applications submitted before or shortly after the US presidential election, the real proof in the statistical pudding will be in the … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam buck the Trump effect on recruitment?
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Pham Hong Hai, upon receiving necessary approval from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the HSBC Group, on Monday was officially unveiled as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HSBC Bank Vietnam Ltd, becoming the first Vietnamese person to head operations at the Vietnam’s foreign-owned bank. … [Read more...] about HSBC appoints first local chief executive officer for HSBC Bank Vietnam
The annual report of the Institute of International Education (IIE) shows that the number of Vietnamese students studying at the universities in the US in 2009-2010 increased by 2.3 percent in comparison with the previous academic year. The increase is just equal to 1/20 of the galloping growth rates in the previous years The modest growth rate IIE Vietnam believes that the main reason behind the modest increase of the number of Vietnamese students in the US is the economic downturn which occurred at the time when students were preparing applications for studying. However, Vietnam still ranks ninth among nations which have the highest numbers of students studying in the US. The country also leads South East Asian countries in terms of the number of students studying in the US. … [Read more...] about Economic recession hampers Vietnamese students to go to the US
To build powerful groups, which have globally-popular brands and prestige, Vietnam need to have well-trained high-ranking leaders of economic groups, who are capable to take their firms to the world. World top business schools have specialized programs to train economic leaders. The Harvard Business School’s AMP is one of the most highly appreciated programs. VietNamNet’s Vietnam Economic Forum talks with Das Narayandas, James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School about this program, in order to find out useful information for Vietnamese businesses. Prof. Narayandas said that a majority of AMP participants experience a personal transformation built on how they learn and engage with the various elements of the program. AMP affects the way leaders process information and decisions. It helps them engage and interpret others more effectively. In that sense, AMP is a platform for individuals to discover their own leadership styles and approaches … [Read more...] about Leaders of Vietnamese groups need to be trained
WB continues giving priority to Vietnam The World Bank will continue giving priority to Vietnam 's socio-economic development targets, said the bank's Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati. At a press conference in Hanoi on Dec. 3, the visiting managing director affirmed the WB's help to Vietnam to implement policies to narrow gap and support the Vietnamese Government's policies in restructuring of State-owned enterprises, policy consultancy, resources, finance and technology in economic development. She spoke highly of the country's socio-economic development achievements amidst the global financial crisis and down-turn and acknowledged Vietnam 's efforts in implementing efficiently Resolution 11 to maintain the macro-economic stability, curbing inflation and ensuring social security. Vietnam has become a middle-income country, the WB official said, adding that this is an opportunity for Vietnam to access different financial resources in the world. She valued the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 4/12