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Truong Van Quoc Bao, an 11th grader agt Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted, is one of two Vietnamese students winning gold medals at 2021 APIO (the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad).

Early practice for IELTS may harm students, say experts

Beginning study for the IELTS (the International English Language Test) exam in primary school when students don’t have much real-life experience may reduce children's motivation and interest in reading and writing, experts say.

The universe is this student's oyster

Nguyen Manh Quan is a physics whiz kid, as all his trophies from international competitions show.


Former rector says universities should share lesson plans, resources to improve quality

Educators in Vietnam need to share resources, materials and experiences to enhance educational outcomes, said Do Van Dung, former rector of the HCMC University of Technology and Education.

Giving up medical school in Vietnam, student pursues neuroscience research in US

When she was 10 years old, Mai Ngoc Hien, who won a scholarship in 2018 worth $160,000 to study neuroscience at Ohio Wesleyan University, read a book that she had borrowed from a friend about Issac Newton’s research activities. 

"Tiger" mom in Hanoi helps daughter win Harvard scholarship

Ngoc is very sparing with her praise. She said that compliments may make her kids conceited and believe they are good enough and don't need to continue to study.

Vietnam’s universities keen to 'go digital'

Truong Tien Tung, former rector of the Hanoi Open University, one of the first schools going digital with 15,000 students following online courses, said he was familiar with the concept of ‘open education’ and ‘distance education’ as early as 1994.

Teacher sacrifices family happiness for ethnic students in border commune

A Thai ethnicity teacher devoted his youth to his students in a remote mountainous commune in Dien Bien Province.

21-year-old attends fifth grade in Nghe An

After a serious illness at the age of 6, Mua Ba Tenh was unable to walk normally because of a leg problem. He had to put off school for 10 years.


PhD production plan: Will Project 89 go a new way?

Before launching Project 89 that aimed to produce 7,300 more lecturers with a doctoral degree, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) ran two projects on preparing human resources with doctoral and master’s degrees, worth trillions of VND.

23-year-old wins nine scholarships for doctoral study in the US

Vo Pham Thuy Tien has won full scholarships from nine prestigious schools in the US.

Brother-sister pair wins Asian championship in skating

Falling passionately in love with ice dancing in childhood, the skating siblings Minh and Chi could not imagine that the sport would ever bring such honors to them.

Vietnamese PhD student wins scholarship to study environmental science at UC, Berkeley

Nguyen Bao Ngoc from Hanoi has won a scholarship to enter a doctoral program in environmental science at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now pursuing internships in the US in her field of research.

Vietnamese PhD holder recognized as leading young scientist in Australia

Nong Ngoc Duy, PhD, honored as one of five leading young scientists in social sciences in Australia, said he had to work no less than 80 hours a week for a long time, and sometimes 14 hours a day, to survive the global competition.

VN woman - only Asian lecturer in English teacher education at Australia university

At an interview for the post of lecturer at Flinders University, Ngo Tuyet Mai, when asked why the university should choose her, said in addition to her knowledge and experience, she also has empathy and understands international students.

PhD project: what if lecturers overseas don’t return to Vietnam?

There are over 73,000 university lecturers, but only 28.8 percent of them have a doctoral degree.

High-ranking officials’ relatives study with state money, but don’t return to work in state agencies

The Quang Ngai Department of Home Affairs has found it difficult to claim back VND10 billion from four individuals who studied abroad with provincial funding but didn’t return to work for provincial agencies as they had previously committed.

Senior teacher makes three proposals to newly appointed Education Minister

Nguyen Quang Thi, MA, from Bao Loc High School, a senior teacher with many years of experience, has made three proposals related to textbook reform, foreign language teaching and teacher management.

Hanoi-Amsterdam School ‘superman’ dreams of becoming astronomer

A physics major at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted has received two pieces of good news – acceptance letters from MIT and Princeton University in the US.

Special lessons given at border markers to local students

At 5 am, the fog still covered the mountain surrounding the Huong Lap Frontier Post. But the teacher, a border officer, was already correctly dressed in uniform, reviewing the lesson plan in a preparation for his teaching period in the field.