Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
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Rooting out corruption, developing education and science and technology, and speeding up administrative reforms were priorities, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the legislature Monday. Resolutions, programs, and plans had all been put in place by the central government, ministries, and provincial governments to fight corruption and waste, he said on the final day of question time at the National Assembly. "What is needed now is action." … [Read more...] about Corruption, red tape, education, science top agenda: Vietnam PM
The people behind the first Vietnamese translation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Emile ou De l'education" and John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" hope these acclaimed Western philosophers' ideas would grow here. But that day may lie very far ahead. "Vietnamese education's chronic illness is that there is nobody to test an idea once it is believed to be good," said Pham Anh Tuan, who has translated Dewey's work for the Phan Chau Trinh Culture Foundation's world classics library project. Mr. Tuan, who will receive the foundation's prize for his translation this month, said the local educational system has advantages that it does not know how to make use of. Unlike the decentralized American system, Vietnamese schools are run by the central government which should make it easy to test an idea on a large scale. "Of course, if that idea turns out to be bad, the results will be disastrous," he said. "But if it is indeed good, Vietnamese education can progress rapidly in a short time." … [Read more...] about To follow Rousseau and Dewey, Vietnamese education needs leap of faith
Nearly 60 per cent of graduates from universities throughout Vietnam surveyed by VET said that they found it difficult to settle into a new job immediately upon graduation. Only 4.76 per cent believed the reason to be the difficulty of their employment, with 95.24 per cent agreeing that there is a big gap between what they learn at university and the reality of the workplace. It comes down to education methodology; theory outweighs practices and graduates are ill-prepared to join the workforce. No standard method … [Read more...] about Education in reverse
The 2011 enrolment season has finished. A lot of schools cannot find enough students, while many training branches have been shut down. Experts believe that this is the foreseeable result of a problematic education with too many universities and few students. As easy as opening new schools in Vietnam Just within 10 years, from 2000 to 2011, the number of universities in Vietnam increased from 69 to 163. Especially, universities mushroomed in 2009 as a result of the policy which allows to open new schools with very easy conditions. Currently, 62 out of 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam have universities (4-5-year training) or junior colleges (3-year training). In 2006 and 2007 alone, 40 new universities were established. The sharp increase in the number of schools has put a heavy burden on the Ministry of Education and Training as the management agency. The ministryÃ¢ÂÂs report in 2009 admitted that the capability of controlling the activities of the schools nationwide was … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam reap fruits from the “education with excessive universities?”