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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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