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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Laos, UK continue cooperation in education development

The Ministry of Education and Sports will continue its cooperation with the UK government in furthering the development of the country’s education sector. During his visit to Laos, Mr John Virgoe, Head of the South East Asia Department the department responsible for UK government policy ...

Thais to sign education pact

Thailand’s newly appointed Education Minister, Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, is to visit Cambodia where he will sign an agreement on education cooperation. Mr. Teerakiat will pay an official visit to Phnom Penh on February 16 to enhance education cooperation in the region, Cambodia’s Education Ministry said.Keep reading ...

200,000 unemployed university grads still at acceptable level: educators

The number of university graduates who are jobless must not discourage students from pursuing higher education, Nguyen Thi Kim Phung, director of the University Education Department, has said. Phung said Vietnam has 90 million people and 60 million workers. A report from MOLISA said that ...

Ohec upgrade into full ministry mulled

The Education Ministry wants to upgrade its Office of Higher Education Commission into a ministry to lift university standards. The goal is to turn Thai universities into research and innovation drivers, and highly skilled and qualified workforce providers, in line with the 20-year national strategy and ...

Vietnamese student achievements rank in top 20: OECD survey

Vietnam ranks 19th among 20 countries which have students gaining the best achievements in the latest OECD rankings. The Independent, in its article titled ‘The best countries in the world to get an education’ published on December 8, 2016, named 20 of the best performing countries ...

Savannakhet University set to become first model uni in Laos

Savannakhet University is set to become the first model university on business administration and economic studies in Laos, an initiative it is now developing and intends to reach the goal by 2020. President of Savannakhet University, Assoc Prof. Dr Bounpong Keorodom told a media team ...

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