VietNamNet Bridge – Whatever the merits or demerits of the recent brouhaha over a PhD dissertation, the time is opportune to take a seriously critical look at some post-graduate academic practices and “traditions” in the country. While this topic merits a PhD thesis (and more) on its own, it is pertinent to highlight some problematic salient features, given that a failure to address them urgently will have far-reaching negative consequences. It would qualitatively weaken Viet Nam’s efforts to further its international integration process, not to mention deepen a crisis of confidence in the nation’s higher education system. The doctoral dissertation that attracted the latest controversy was titled “Letter Art in Book Cover Designs in Viet Nam in the 2005-15 period (literal translation).” It was authored by a post-graduate … [Read more...] about PhDs in Vietnam: Just what does the doctor order?
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The third meeting of the Central Party Executive Board term XI determined the overall targets for the year 2012 "Giving priority to control inflation, stabilize macro economy, maintain development at rational rate in close connection with reforming the development model and restructuring the economy to increase quality, effectiveness and competitiveness…" Medicine factory of PYMEPHARCO is on the way to be completed, meeting EU-GMP's criteria. Therefore, it can be said that 2012 is the starting year for the task of restructuring the economy in order to consolidate inner force, for the target of developing the country in the new development period. RECOGNIZE WEAKNESSES, PREVENT TRAILING BEHIND In the past years, the world economy and the country's economy have tacked with many challenges, unprinciples : influence from the financial crisis, worldwide economic depression, public debt crisis, high inflation, strong fluctuation in in-material … [Read more...] about Reform to develop the country
Note from the Board of Editors: Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, has paid an official friendship visit to Cuba and gave a presentation at the Nico Lopez Party School of the Cuban Communist Party at the invitation of General Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers. Following are excerpts from Party leader Trong's presentation. Socialism and the path to socialism is a fundamental and practical theoretical topic with broad and complicated content, demanding thorough and in-depth study. I hereby mention just a few aspects from Vietnam's perspective for your reference and our discussions. And several questions are focused: What is socialism? Why did Vietnam choose the socialist path? How to build socialism in Vietnam step by step? How significant has Vietnam's renewal and socialism building process been over the past 25 years? And what lessons have been learnt? … [Read more...] about Socialism and the path to Socialism – Vietnam’s perspective
VietNamNet: Many scientists said that Vinacomin's wet mud treatment technology is outdated and recommended to use the dry mud technology, which is said to be safer and more effective. Why is Vinacomin determined to choose the wet mud technology? From a broad perspective, bauxite will not benefit Central Highlands (part 1) … [Read more...] about From a broad perspective, bauxite will not benefit Central Highlands (part 2)
VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, Rector of the Vietnam Economics Institute, about Vietnam’s economic portrait, with initial figure of its structure. Vietnam has over 100 banks and foreign bank branches. Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) is only US$100 billion a year. To produce that $100 billion, the economy has over 100 banks and foreign bank branches. On average, each bank serves to make less than $1 billion in GDP. In addition, there are hundreds of financial and stock companies. Vietnam has also 100 seaports (depending on classification methods, the figure may rise to 260 or fall to 70 ports). If we temporarily take the number 100, each seaport also serves the production of $1 billion only. There are 18 coastal economic zones, nearly 30 border-gate economic zones, 260 industrial zones and around 650 industrial groups. In the balance with the GDP, Vietnam’s industrial organization is tattered, in which each economic and … [Read more...] about A slice of Vietnam’s economic structure