Higher education

Graduate programs

Gov't revives plan to help needy pupils

The Education Ministry plans to revive the One Ditrict, One Scholarship project to offer international education to underprivileged-students with a solid academic record to help develop their communities. Newly-appointed deputy education minister Panadda Diskul said he would approve the fifth phase of the scholarship programme, ...

This private university is accepting rice for tuition fees

A private university in Thailand has begun accepting rice in payment for tuition fees as the nation struggles under a grain glut that’s hurting farm incomes. Students enrolled at Rangsit University in Bangkok’s northern suburbs can pay all or part of next semester’s costs with ...

Thai students plunge in Pisa test rankings

The 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) shows sharp falls in maths, sciences and reading scores for students in Thailand. Thai students are underperforming their peers in several Asian countries as their scores were below the international average in all three subjects. Pisa, which ...

Talented graduates in Da Nang don’t want to work for state agencies

While many university trainees refuse to return to Da Nang after finishing courses overseas, others have returned as promised, but then expect to leave again. Under Project 922 initiated by the Da Nang authorities 10 years ago, excellent researchers and university lecturers are sent to overseas ...

Officials talk education, reconciliation on National Day

The National League for Democracy’s patron championed the importance of education while acknowledging that some are eager for more rapid improvements to the system at a ceremony marking the 96th anniversary of National Day at the party’s headquarters on November 24. “In this era, there are ...

Overseas students shift focus to Australia after Trump election

A website designed to attract international students to Australia has reported a huge spike in hits following the election of ­Donald Trump as the next president of the US. Chris Lester, chief executive of the Good Education Group, said traffic to its Studies in Australia site ...

Parents rethink children’s US studies after Trump elected new president

Vietnamese parents are worried about sending their children to the US to study because of US President-elect Trump’s attitudes toward immigration. Tran Hoang Hoa, a parent in Hanoi, said she and her husband have reconsidered their plan to send the daughter to the US for university. “We ...

High schools to develop ASEAN tourism skills

The ministries of tourism and education have agreed to set up a joint committee to work on the development of materials for vocational training of “ASEAN Tourism Professionals” to be integrated into the high-school curriculum, a government official said on November 7.Keep reading ...

University needs to raise standards: PM

The National University of Laos should set its sights on national development, especially in terms of the quality of the graduates it is producing, as they are fundamental to the nation’s progress. The university is only in the initial stages of its success. There is still ...

Vietnamese universities fall in South East Asia rankings

Vietnam has eight universities in South East Asia’s top 100 universities according to the latest report from Webometrics, however, many of them have dropped in the rankings. In the ranking for the second quarter announced on July 29, Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Can Tho University ...

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