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Universities and experts said that there should necessarily be a national strategy for IC and semiconductor technology training with investment priorities in key schools with strengths in this field.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has signed Decision No. 1117/QD-TTg approving a programme to develop open educational resources for higher education.
Nine Vietnamese universities meet international accreditation standards, an increase of two compared to the previous year, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.
It will be very difficult to retain talents if they don’t have the right working environment to enrich their own values and improve their capacity, one university dean said.
Five Vietnamese universities keep their places in the QS World University Rankings 2024 recently released by the UK-based education organisation Quacquarelli Symonds.
Teachers say many 12th graders, who are about to graduate from high school in a few days, don’t know what they want to do after graduation.
Nine Vietnamese universities have been listed in the THE Impact Rankings 2023 released by the Times Higher Education (THE) on June 1.
According to statistics of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), the four subjects of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Social Services and Life Sciences have had the lowest number of students in the past three years.
In Vietnam, the laws have defined the role and responsibilities of the university council, but actual implementation has failed to keep up.
Vu Hai Quan, Director of Vietnam National University, HCM City, says the State needs to come forward and solve the difficult question of developing basic sciences.
"I told the Party Chief that I just wanted to set up a university, and I did not need the state’s money," recalled Professor and Dr of Science People’s Teacher Hoang Xuan Sinh.
This trend has raised concerns over a potential imbalance in the job market, leaving basic sciences with a shortage of qualified professionals.
A seminar on building partnerships between Vietnam and the US in higher education was organised on April 25 by the US Consulate General in HCM City with the participation of representatives from more than 30 Vietnamese higher education institutions.
Although few candidates enroll and the entrance score is very low, many training majors of many universities still fail to admit enough students while the actual demand for human resources in this field is in great shortage.
Nguyen Vinh San from the University of Education, a member school of University of Da Nang, and a member of the Vietnam University Ranking Group, said the group has received opinions about the quality and reliability of the ranking.
To attract as many postgraduates as possible for master’s degrees, private schools, which consider the programs a good source of revenue, have lowered requirements on input students.
Most universities have not used up their annual quota for the master’s degree level though they have opened their doors widely to candidates. University graduates are increasingly not studying for master’s degrees if they remain unemployed.
Universities have loosened input requirements to lure more students to master's degree programs.
Some universities in Vietnam have a long history of over 100 years.