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Vietnam should have national strategy for IC human resource training

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.

Vietnam develops open educational resources for higher education

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 int’l accreditation standards

Nine Vietnamese universities meet international accreditation standards, an increase of two compared to the previous year, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

Local universities take new approaches to talent retention

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 remain in QS World University Rankings 2024

Five Vietnamese universities keep their places in the QS World University Rankings 2024 recently released by the UK-based education organisation Quacquarelli Symonds.

Career guidance needs to start much earlier than high school

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 listed in THE Impact Rankings 2023

Nine Vietnamese universities have been listed in the THE Impact Rankings 2023 released by the Times Higher Education (THE) on June 1.

Fields in which VN students have little interest include agriculture, forestry

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.

Clear roles of school council and dean needed for better university autonomy

In Vietnam, the laws have defined the role and responsibilities of the university council, but actual implementation has failed to keep up.

More focus is needed on basic sciences: policymakers

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.

The establishment of the first private university in Vietnam

"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.

Enrollment in basic science majors declines in universities

This trend has raised concerns over a potential imbalance in the job market, leaving basic sciences with a shortage of qualified professionals.

Vietnam, US cooperate in higher education

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.

Debate about exams on paper or computer continues

Educators believe that it is necessary to pilot a program on computer-based high school finals as soon as possible. This can be done next year in localities that can satisfy requirements.

Universities fail to attract students in some majors

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.

University ranking group answers criticisms about its transparency

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.

Educators ring alarm bell over training for master’s degree

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.

Thousands of seats for master’s degrees left over each year

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 keep door open for master’s degree candidates

Universities have loosened input requirements to lure more students to master's degree programs.

Universities in Vietnam ready for new ranking system

Some universities in Vietnam have a long history of over 100 years.