Around Town Top libraries for students in town Nguyen Quy Thursday, Jan 4, 2018,16:21 (GMT+7) Top libraries for students in townNguyen Quy Students are seen at the international-standard INSPIRE Library of Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC’s District 7 - PHOTO: HOANG PHONG In HCMC, there are numerous libraries providing extra-curricular learning space for students in need of a tranquil venue for study in groups or self-study on the weekend. American Center Library, INSPIRE Library, General Sciences Library, and Idecaf Multi-library are four worthwhile venues for students in the city. American Center Library: 34 Le Duan Boulevard, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 Located on the eighth floor of the Diamond Plaza building at 34 Le Duan Boulevard in District 1, the American Center library under the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC is a popular address frequented by students of English and the expat … [Read more...] about Top libraries for students in town
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Entitled "Japanese Language Learning Taking Root in Vietnam" an article about a pilot project to offer Japanese lessons at three elementary schools in Hanoi was published on May 8 by Japan Today - an online newspaper based in Tokyo. The article said Pham Quang Hung, the first secretary for educational affairs at the Vietnamese Embassy in Tokyo started studying Japanese at Foreign Trade University in Hanoi in 1994. He never imagined that Vietnamese children would one day be able to learn the language at elementary school. Now, Hung can hardly wait to see the launch in September of a pilot project to offer Japanese lessons at three elementary schools in Hanoi. It will be the first time that Japanese language education has been offered at the publicly run primary school level in Southeast Asia, according to Japanese officials. The project follows the development of a Japanese language program the Vietnamese government introduced for middle and high school students in 2003. At … [Read more...] about Japanese language learning promoted in Vietnam
A graduate academy in Vietnam has been dubbed a ‘doctorate mill’ after a local man found out that one new student earned a PhD degree from the institution almost on a daily basis in 2015. Last year, 165 students successfully defended their doctoral theses at the Hanoi-based Graduate Academy of Social Sciences (GASS), according to a Facebook user named Le Truong Tung. "If only working days are counted, this means the 2015 ‘doctorate production rate’ was one new PhD graduate every one day three hours 55 minutes," he said in a status update on Thursday. Tung, who according to his Facebook profile works at FPT University, said the GASS admits 350 new PhD students in each of the years 2015 and 2016. "In the next few years, suppose that some students will fail to graduate, we will have some 300 new doctors a year, closer to the one new doctor per day rate," he commented. Trung also listed several links to the GASS website as the reference for his … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s academy dubbed ‘doctorate mill’ as PhD students graduate en masse
A Vietnamese instructor sent Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper an article expressing frustration at the behavior of his school’s foreign students. According to Tran Mai Nhan, a professor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, while most foreign students study hard, interact positively with teachers, and adjust well to Vietnamese life and the country’s culture, many still seem to exhibit inappropriate behavior and lack a willingness to accept the living environment in Vietnam. Nhan said his school has some of the highest numbers in Vietnam of foreign students attending to study the country and its language. "I believe foreign students don’t behave poorly in their own country because their laws may be very strict and carry heavy penalties," he said. "I was once invited to teach at a school in another country and saw the difference in behavior between the students there and foreign students in … [Read more...] about Do foreign students have behavior problems in Vietnam?
An international science forum that will be attended by students from a number of Asian countries will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from April 6 to 10. The International Student Science Forum 2016 (ISSF 2016) will welcome 100 undergraduate students from ASEAN countries, Japan, South Korea, and China. The forum is to be co-hosted by the Vietnam National Union of Students in Ho Chi Minh City and the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City. The participants will join in panel discussions covering such topics as students’ creativeness and scientific research, voluntary activities, start-ups and employment, and climate change and environmental protection. They will also participate in cultural excursions to visit key facilities, science and technology centers, and historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City. As part of the agenda, the delegates will take part in exchange programs with students from a number of universities in Ho Chi Minh City. Lam Dinh Thang, chairman of … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City to host international student science forum this week