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Ngo Quy Nham, a lecturer at the Hanoi University of Foreign Trade, says that plagiarism has reached a ‘terrible’ level, and in most cases, plagiarists are not punished.
VietNamNet Bridge - Only a small percentage of university students and postgraduates in Vietnam are able to write essays that meet ethical academic standards, educators say.
VietNamNet Bridge - The conclusion by the Academy of Social Sciences about an allegedly plagiarized doctoral dissertation that it contained only ‘unprofessional quoting’ has stirred controversy.
VietNamNet Bridge - “The art of typography in designing book covers in 2005-2015”, the theme of a doctoral dissertation, has stirred controversy among the public, but academics have defended it.
“I am sure that doctoral training quality will improve. There will not be many candidates who can meet the requirements to be trained for a doctorate and not everyone can become a PhD students’ instructor,” said MOET Deputy Minister Bui Van Ga.
VietNamNet Bridge - At the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), one teacher guides up to 44 PhD students and one PhD is produced every 1.76 days.
In 2011-2015, Vietnam had 11,738 scientific works published internationally, but had only 20 percent of industrial enterprises with modern technologies and most of them are foreign invested ones.
VietNamNet Bridge - The ‘PhD inflation’ is the hottest topic on education forums these days. MOET is now compiling new regulations on PhD training with an aim to improve training quality.
VietNamNet Bridge - The training method for doctoral students "does not resemble any other country in the world’, which has produced low-quality theses and ‘tien si giay’ (paper PhDs), as called by Vietnamese.
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has become a party to the newly-signed charter to establish a Public Interest Group (GIP) of the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF).