Education and training

Higher education

The need to establish research universities in Cambodia

In an era of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, it is difficult, if not impossible, to disregard the regional and global trend toward building world-class universities. Many governments in Asia and Africa are making significant efforts to establish research-intensive universities to catch up with ...

Chinese university offers scholarships for students from Mekong River countries

After launching a scholarship for students from the Lancang-Mekong river countries in 2018, Yunnan Minzu University has admitted 109 foreign students from Southeast Asia. The Lancang-Mekong International Vocational Institute of Yunnan Minzu University, located in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, has been educating students from Lancang-Mekong ...

Costly education project debacle causes loss in public confidence

Many educational projects capitalized at trillions of dong have failed, but negative consequences have affected generations of students. The new general education programming became a hot topic of discussion on education forums after MOET opened the draft frame curriculum for public opinion some days ago. Many parents ...

Young inventors win with ‘Clean Boat’

Whiz Kids have come up with a number of clever inventions for water conservation at the Thailand Junior Water Prize 2017 contest. The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology has organised the annual competition since 2011 with the aim of encouraging young ...

Vietnam must not adopt 100% foreign curricula: professor

If Vietnam wants to apply foreign curricula, it can import textbooks in natural sciences and technology. However, the structure of educational systems around the world is quite different and developed countries change curricula every five to seven years, according to Professor Nguyen Minh Thuyet, chief ...

Southeast Asia education forum targets sustainable development

Education experts from 20 countries in Southeast Asia and around the world have gathered in Bangkok for the International Congress on Education for the 21st Century. The two-day event started on May 3 at the Berkeley Hotel Pratunam. Hosted by Thailand’s Education Ministry and the Southeast Asian ...

Education Ministry confident about new enrollment measures

While Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung is concerned  about the surplus of bachelor’s degree graduates, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha is confident about the ministry’s efficiency of measures to streamline student enrollment. Dung, answering inquiries from National ...

New education plan focuses on inspiring students

Education minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has pledged to make upcoming educational reforms relevant to children. “Without relevancy, the reform can’t be successful,” he said on April 20 at a press conference on the new national education plan, which is meant to run from 2017 to 2036. Teerakiat said ...

Education Ministry gives recognition to more foreign degrees

The number of applications for recognition of foreign degrees made to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) increased by 44 times in 2008-2016. A report of the ministry released at a workshop on March 28 showed that in 2008, when the regulation on recognition of ...

Savannakhet educators, students readied for uni relocation

The faculties of agriculture and food science are set to be the first from Savannakhet University to open at its new site as 1,500 students from these faculties prepare to study in brand new facilities. Construction is in progress on a 300-hectare site in Nongpheu ...

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