Hanoi (VNA) - UK educational organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) announced its 2021 QS World University Rankings on June 10, with the Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi and VNU - Ho Chi Minh City finding places in the 801-1,000 group. The rankings feature 1,002 of the world’s most prestigious universities in 93 countries and territories, based on a methodology that assesses each institution on six metrics, including its reputation among academics and employers. There were 47 new entrants in this year’s top 1,000, while more than 5,500 universities were evaluated and considered for inclusion. MIT in the US continued its record-breaking streak at the head of the rankings, leading the way for the ninth year in a row. The big story, however, is the impressive gains made by Asian universities, with a record 26 from the region now featuring in the top 100. Singapore has two educational institutions in the top 15, while 20 Malaysian universities are in the top 1,000. … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese universities listed in QS world rankings
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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Malaysia's Cabinet has approved legal amendments that will allow college and university students to participate in political activities on campus. The amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 will involve abolishing sections which curtail students' questioning of politicians and prevent students from engaging in party events where they study, said Malaysian Education Minister Maszlee Malik in a media statement. He said this move is in line with the political transformation brought by the government in strengthening democracy and to provide more room for university students to speak up and engage in political activities on campus. This move will also produce graduates who are "balanced" and able to "express opinions" on current issues, he said. The Malaysian government has also announced plans to lower the voting age to 18 years old, from 21 years old currently. The UUCA provisions were tightened up to restrict student activism in … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s Cabinet lifts ban on political activities in universities
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He made the statement at a meeting held Friday in Hà Nội to review the five-year implementation of the Politburo’s Directive No.45 on tasks and goals to enhance the implementation of its 2004 resolution on affairs related to overseas Vietnamese. … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese an important pillar in Việt Nam’s foreign relations: Deputy PM
Free trade agreement: In June, Vietnam ratified a free trade agreement with the European Union (EVFTA), becoming the second Southeast Asian state to do so with the 27-country bloc. In mid-November, Hanoi played host to an ASEAN summit where the world’s largest trade pact the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed and the country is a signatory. … [Read more...] about How Vietnam weathers global health crisis and rises?