Higher education

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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 ...

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 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 ...

Bachelor’s degree graduates rush to vocational schools

Many graduates with bachelor’s are attending vocational schools because they have been unable to find jobs. Analysts have warned about the big waste of society’s resources as many graduates, after spending money and time at university, are now returning to vocational school. Vice Rector of Pasteur Hanoi ...

Government rethinks softer teacher entry rules

The Education Ministry has bowed to pressure from academics who have criticised its policy to allow graduates who do not hold a degree in education to enter the teacher recruitment process. Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said on March 28 the controversial policy would be adjusted by ...

Ministry to hear out nursing students

The Ministry of Health and Sports will talk to nursing students who staged a protest on March 15, its permanent secretary Dr Thet Khaing Win said. He said the ministry would negotiate with the students until their problems were settled. “We will discuss until they are ...

University staff warned of behaviour’ on social media

Lecturers of a northern university will have to think twice before posting a message on online media. Offending posts may affect staff performance reviews and salary adjustments, according to university rules that came into effect on February 20. The rules describe the use of online media ...

Vietnam vows to have 35 percent of universities accredited by year-end

The Ministry of Education and Training has decided that 35 percent of total universities and 10 percent of pedagogical junior colleges in Vietnam must be accredited by the end of 2017. Vietnam has several accreditation centers which have just been put into operation. Under the plan ...

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