(CPV) - The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) has introduced its new cohort of 40 fellows who will travel to the U.S. to begin their graduate studies at 27 top universities in the Fall of 2007. These 40 new Fellows will be attending graduate schools in the fields of computer science, engineering (electrical, environmental, civil, mechanical, industrial, and chemical), physics, biomedical sciences, public health, and mathematics at top U.S universities (see list below). With this new cohort, the VEF will have placed a total of 230 Fellows in 62 leading U.S. universities as of Fall 2007. Together with this new group of Fellows, the VEF has also successfully selected 12 scholars under its new pilot project, the visiting scholar program (VSP). The VSP is intended for Vietnamese nationals who already hold a doctorate in a field of science, technology, engineering, or math, referred to as the STEM disciplines. The purpose of the VSP is professional development, which may include studies, … [Read more...] about Forty Vietnamese fellows to attend 27 top U.S. Universities
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VietNamNet Bridge - "You have good learning capability and you'd better attend the exams to economics schools. You would squander your talents if you study at a pedagogical school and become a teacher," a parent said. The parents of Nguyen Thi Thuy, a 12th grader student of a high school in district 5 in HCM City, have been trying to persuade their daughter not to register to attend the entrance exams to the HCM City University of Education. In the thoughts of many Vietnamese parents, only the students with medium or low learning ability would choose pedagogical schools. Meanwhile, those, who have good ability, would prefer economics or technology relating majors. A lot of high school students admitted that they really want to become teachers, but they may not enroll in pedagogical schools because they fear they would not be able to find jobs later. Those, who are lucky enough to find jobs at general schools and get pay from the State budget, also feel unsatisfactory about their … [Read more...] about Students with good learning ability wouldn’t enroll in pedagogical schools
On September 5 morning, like millions of students nationwide, over 550,000 students in the province went to school to attend new school year ceremony and officially started new academic year. Vo Van Mot, Chairperson of the provincial People's Committee attended the opening ceremony of Ngo Quyen High School. … [Read more...] about Over 550,000 students start new school year.
For Duan Can, a graduate in electronic engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, a half year of work on an graduate-school application has brought offers to attend three leading US universities. "The biggest surprise was the offer from Stanford University because it only admits the most talented Chinese students every year," she said. … [Read more...] about More students look to US for grad school
94 percent of newly recruited say they lack necessary skills and need retraining. Especially, 92 percent of them need additional professional knowledge. Universities all have shown the committed standards for their graduates in terms of knowledge, skills, attitude, work capability and the ability to follow further studies after the graduation. However, agencies and businesses, or the employers, all say that the graduates cannot meet the standards committed by the schools. New school graduates lack both professional knowledge and skills Luong Thi Hoai Phuong from Asia Commercial Bank has pointed out that 50 percent of school graduates cannot find jobs in their trained fields, because the training quality cannot meet the standards committed by the schools. Law schools, for example, all say that their graduates master the basic knowledge in economics laws which allow them to use the theory in practice. However, in fact, the number of the students who can meet the requirements remains … [Read more...] about University graduates lack necessary skills for works