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3,000 Vietnamese scientists produced only 20 research works in 2019

The number of scientists working at research institutes is high, but the volume of research work is modest.

Vietnam strives for "elite" university

Countries, in order to develop, need elite universities, schools which produce outstanding talent for the society.

A bachelor's degree is no longer a must

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.

Vietnam vows to close low-quality educational establishments

Upgrading higher education quality rrequires restructuring the university system and shutting down low-quality establishments, experts say.

VN university sets up station to monitor greenhouse gas emissions

The University of Science under the Vietnam National University-HCM City has set up the first greenhouse gas monitoring station in the buffer zone of the Lang Sen Wetland Reserve in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.

Vocational intermediate schools close doors

VietNamNet Bridge - Low enrollment for many years has forced many vocational schools to stop operation. 

Universities dodge laws to expand training scale

The Ministry of Education and Training has released legal documents to control the universities’ training scale and quality, but  schools still can escape through legal loopholes and enroll more and more students.

Education Ministry allows schools to print university degrees

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training is considering allowing schools to print university degrees instead of using blank template forms provided by the ministry.

Vietnamese university students struggle with English tests

 VietNamNet Bridge – Weak English skills are a major problem for university students, with many of them unable to graduate despite good results in their majors.

Village student challenges cycle of poverty

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tay Thi Nguyen, a 20-year-old college student from Long An Province, defied all odds to pursue education. Even after her parents burned all her books, she continued to find ways to read.

Disabled students struggle to find ways into university

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vague regulations and hard realities often prevent disabled students from getting into their desired universities, confusing educators.

First phase of university entrance exams concludes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Famous universities with a high number of registered applicants saw low rates of exam participation this year.

PM agrees to set up Fulbright Vietnam University

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has adopted a project to establish a Fulbright Vietnam University under the non-profit foreign-invested university model.

Unemployed graduates opt to study other professions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 30% of university graduates are attending vocational schools and additional courses after being unable to find a job in their chosen profession.

MOET tries to “popularize” higher education?

 VietNamNet Bridge – By easing the requirements on the ingoing university students, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) seems to try to popularize higher education in Vietnam.

New enrolment mechanism pushes vocational schools against the wall

 VietNamNet Bridge – While non-state owned universities feel happy about the new enrolment mechanism set up by the Ministry of Education and Training, intermediate and vocational schools get gloomily sad about it.

Hundreds of majors at universities suspended from 2014

Up to 207 majors of 71 universities in Vietnam will not be allowed to recruit students in 2014 due to lack of permanent lecturers, according to a dispatch signed by Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga.

Universities hesitate to enroll students with their private plans

The Ministry of Education and Training has turned the green light on, allowing universities to enroll students in their own ways, instead of following the ministry’s plan. However, schools still keep hesitant about this.

Three transnational drug traffickers face death penalty

 The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on September 25 sentenced three members of a drug trafficking ring to death.

Investing in university education is now in fashion

People-founded universities keep complaining that they cannot enroll students. However, more and more universities still have been established, while junior colleges have been insisting on being upgraded into universities.