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Vietnamese universities boost their Asian profile

Vietnam National University-Hanoi has been ranked 124th among top Asian universities, making it the country's best.

On Tuesday, Britain’s QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education company best known for its university ranking systems, announced 505 best top universities in Asia for 2019 (QS Asia 2019). Seven Vietnamese universities mentioned in the list are: Vietnam National University, Hanoi branch (ranked No.124); the Vietnam National University, HCMC …

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How high is the salary expected by university lecturers?

Lecturers' income includes salary and non-salary earnings

Salaries for lecturers of state-owned universities are based on their service length and contributions in accordance with the wage scale. However, their income might be much higher if counting earnings from scientific research, extra teaching and extracurricular activities. FPT University’s statement that the minimum salary it pays to lecturers and …

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General schools in Vietnam try STEM curricula

Many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education centers have been established in Vietnam to satisfy high demand. However, more efforts will be needed to organize STEM education in general schools. Le Quy Don Secondary School in district 3, HCMC, is one of a few schools which has organized STEM …

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Vietnam’s obsession with academic medals is spoiling its talents

Students do classwork at a high school in Vietnam.

While Vietnam is hugely successful at international science competitions, experts are concerned the country’s education system might be headed in the wrong direction with its focus on tangible achievements rather than nurturing raw talents to become useful humans. All 38 Vietnamese students who participated in regional and international Olympiads in …

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Husband, wife blaze trail with VR app for physics education in Vietnam

Nguyen Quoc Huy and his wife, Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung.

A virtual reality smartphone app created by a Vietnamese couple which allows users to put objects through physical processes is earning recognition from Vietnam’s education community as an important addition to the country’s physics education curricula. Nguyen Quoc Huy, a 34-year-old physics lecturer at the Hanoi National University of Education, …

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Handicapped children lack access to education

Handicapped children receive treatment at Hanoi Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Handicapped Vietnamese people face obstacles to access education, leaving the majority of them with a low level of education and few job opportunities, a conference heard in Hanoi last week. Disabled students also struggle to access healthcare, vocational training and consultations on job searching, legal assistance and recreational activities. Improving …

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Thousands of dilapidated classrooms in need of repair

Vietnam still needs to rebuild over 150,000 substandard classrooms

Vietnam still needs to rebuild over 150,000 substandard classrooms according to a survey from the Ministry of Education and Training. Most of the classrooms are in the northern mountainous areas and Central Highlands. Many are made from bamboo and a large number of dilapidated rooms cannot shield children from wind …

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