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Going to a vocational school was long deemed an unthinkable idea for many Vietnamese parents that wanted their kids to go to university, but now, young adults are standing up to defy the old-fashioned notion.

Week-long celebration of Italian language, culture to take place

Seminars, film screenings and art performances will be held to celebrate the 19th Italian Language Week across the world.

Southeast Asia educational experts meets in Da Nang City

The sixth version of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Polytechnic Network Meeting began in Da Nang City on October 17, with the participation of 160 delegates from 64 regional educational organisations.

Vietnamese horror films released for Halloween season

Two horror movies from HCM City directors will be released for the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Book on Soviet Union-Vietnam friendship in First Indochina War published

Many once-secret documents and photos relating to the success of the 1954 Geneva Conference and the role of the Soviet Union-Vietnam co-operation were unveiled for the first time in a book released recently in Hanoi.

Volunteers help homeless people

On a stormy Friday night, Nguyen Thi Van, 80 something, shivered in her worn out raincoat. Leaning against a wall on a quiet Hanoi street, she wiped her dark and wrinkled face. 

Exhibition sheds light on the work of geologists

Vietnamese geologists’ memorabilia and untold stories from their field trips will be revealed at an exhibition in Hanoi on Saturday.

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring returns to HCM City

Russian composer Igor Stravinskly's The Rite of Spring ballet and orchestral work will be restaged at the HCM City Opera House on Saturday.

Ivan Miranda to coach Vietnamese male tennis team

Peruvian Ivan Miranda will coach the Vietnamese national tennis team ahead of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in the Philippines later this year.

U15 players to vie for national title, national team berths

The National U15 Football Tournament, the Next Media Cup, will be held on June 18-28 in HCM City.

Prime Minister welcomes Australian Foreign Minister

Vietnam and Australia should increase trade and investment ties while stepping up cooperation in other important spheres such as education, culture and tourism, creating a firm foundation for the expansion 

Percussionist Hoa to perform music inspired by mountainous region

Manzi Art Space will present A Starry Night - a drum concert by Hanoi percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa (aka sound hunter) on Saturday.

Korean university grants scholarships to Vietnamese students

 The Incheon National University (INU) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Vietnamese Embassy signed a deal on scholarships for Vietnamese students on April 3.

Plastic bags in traditional markets challenge environment

 The National Strategy on Environment Protection aims to cut plastic bag use in traditional markets in half by 2020. However, the goal is difficult due to numerous factors.

Hanoi, HCMC among worst SE Asian cities for air pollution

 Hanoi ranked second and HCMC 15th among the worst cities for air pollution in Southeast Asia, Thanh Nien newspaper reported, citing a recent report by the nongovernmental environmental organization GreenPeace.

Rare trees illegally cut down in Quang Bình national park

 More than sixty six large trees of rare species were found to have been illegally cut down in the core of a protected forest area in the central province of Quang Bình.

Doctoral scholarships offer research opportunities for women

 Two educators from well-known universities in Vietnam have been awarded the 2019 RMIT Vietnam doctoral scholarships for women. 

Vietnam National University – Hanoi up 216 steps in rankings

 The Vietnam National University – Hanoi (VNU) remains the top in Vietnam with the 1090th place globally, up 216 steps from the ranking announced in August 2018. 

Slow compensation annoys residents living near Hanoi dump

 Dozens of people living near Nam Son Rubbish Dump in Hanoi’s outlying district of Soc Son have gathered to prevent rubbish dumping.

Nghe An struggles to deal with wild elephant preservation

 Farmers in the central province of Nghe An are worried about wild elephants which have returned to find foods at their fields over the last couple of days.