More than 500 couples donate blood

Instead of roses or chocolate for the Valentine’s Day, more than 500 couples and thousands of students participated in the blood donation festival, named Pink Spring Festival 2012 at Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium on February 12. Blood scarcity at the pinnacle Thousands of young people grouped up in front of the My Dinh Stadium in the morning of February 12 to register for blood donation. Some couples brought cuddly toys as gifts for each others. Tran Van Ngoc and Hoang Thi An said this was the first time they attended a blood donation event. People were waiting for their turn. Some girls were frightened. A girl burst into tears. Tran Duc Manh and Tran Thi Kim Lanh. Nguyen Ngoc Quyet and Vu Thi Kim Dung were always hand in hand. Nguyen Khac Xa and Khong Thi Huyen Luong from the Thanh Do University had joined such events for seven times so they were not nervous. “We are happy for doing this meaningful task. Each time we donate blood, our blood will … [Read more...]

The places in Vietnam where world top leaders have visited

VietNamNet Bridge - Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Litareture), Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and charity facilities are all sites visited by international leaders such as US President Bill Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of their visits to Vietnam. In November 2000, US President Bill Clinton visited Vietnam for the first time after the Vietnam - US normalized relations in 1995. He was the first US president to Vietnam 25 years after end of the Vietnam War. In addition to meetings with senior leaders of Vietnam, Clinton and his wife and daughter visited the first university of Vietnam - Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam. A memorable moment was recorded when the former US president shook hands with some Hanoians from the balcony of a building opposite the Temple of Literature on November 17th 2000. The same day, Clinton visited the Hanoi National University and had a talk with the students here. He returned to Vietnam in December … [Read more...]

Vietnam won Asia – Pacific Olympic Informatics gold medal

All 6/6 Vietnamese candidates participated in Asia - Pacific Olympic Informatics 2016 won one gold medal , two silver medals and three bronze medals. Informatics is an object attracts many students at high school. Asia - Pacific Olympic Informatics 2016 was hold by Korea, including 30 countries and territories attended the online contest form from May 7-9. Vietnamese national team includes 15 contestants competed, 6 contestants took part in the award review. Result is grader Phan Duc Nhat Minh, 11th graders, specialized high school, Natural Science University, Hanoi National University won gold medal with a score of 226/300, ranked the same 5th range of the contest. Two students won Silver medals are Le Quang Tuan (11th graders, specialized high school, Hanoi National Pedagogy University), Tran Tan Phat (12th grader, Gifted High School, Ho Chi Minh National University) Three students won bronze models are Pham Cao Nguyen (11th graders, Specialized high school, Natural Science … [Read more...]

Vietnamese high school duo wins third prize at Intel ISEF 2016

Two students from a Ho Chi Minh City high school have won a third prize at an international science-engineering fair held in the U.S. this month with their all-terrain wheelchair. Nguyen Hoang Ngan and Pham Thanh Truc, both seniors at Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in District 5, were announced third-prize winners in the Engineering Mechanics category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2016 (Intel ISEF 2016), organized by Intel Corporation, on May 13. Ngan and Truc said their highest goal in joining the fair was not to win the first prize, but to appeal to U.S. sponsors to mass produce their creation. The pair added that they would still be willing to exchange ideas even if an investor would only show an interest in their product, as their ultimate goal is to help the elderly and disabled in Vietnam. The duo’s all-terrain wheelchair, codenamed TN98, which are the initials of their respective names and their year of birth, earned them the … [Read more...]

Joint training programs at tertiary level in chaos

VietNamNet Bridge - Many students who do not pass the entrance exams to university can go to intermediate school (2-year training) and junior college (3-year training) first, and then pass the credits to enter university. A report of MOET inspectors shows that there are 18 universities which carry out cooperative training with other schools, while 15 in 18 schools have been violating the regulations. In 2015, Can Tho Junior College announced that it has worked with many universities throughout the country, including the Hanoi University of Education, HCMC University of Education and the HCMC University of Sports Education, to provide joint training programs in 22 majors. Under the programs, students, after graduating from college, can pass credits to continue studying at one of these universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree. However, inspectors found that the college’s facilities and teaching staff were only good enough to provide training in no more than 10 … [Read more...]

Vietnam gains 4 third prizes at world’s largest international science competition

The Hanoitimes - According to the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnamese students attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2016), which took place in the US from May 8-13, achieved the good result with third prizes. Four out of six projects of the Vietnamese students won third prizes at the Intel ISEF 2016 in the areas of chemistry, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and cellular and molecular biology. The awarded projects included the "Potential Anticancer Complexes from Platinum and Clove Basil Oil" by Nguyen Ha My (17), and Nguyen Quang Long (18) from High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi National University of Education. The "Rice Straw Phytolith to enhance CO2 capture: Ideas for sustainable management of rice straw and reduction of greenhouse gases from paddy soils" of Pham Vu Tuan Phong (16), Nguyen Bao Ngoc (16) from the High School for Gifted Students, National University-Hanoi, won in the "Earth and Environmental … [Read more...]

Vietnam achieved four third prizes in the international technology and science contest

According to information from Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam student delegation attended the international science and technology competition 2016 - Intel ISEF 2016 achieved good performances with 4 of 6 projects achieved the third prize. This is the third prize in the fields of Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, mechanical engineering, biology cell and molecular. The winning projects of the Vietnam delegation included Project for "Research and synthesize some complexes have abilities to inhibit cancer cell from basil oil and platinum." The study was implemented by Nguyen Ha My, Nguyen Quang Long (Specialized high school, Hanoi Pedagogy University); The project for "Research phytolith in straw to fix some heavy metals and reduce CO2 emissions from the soil." The study was implemented by Pham Vu Tuan Phong, Nguyen Bao Ngoc (specialized high school under University of Natural Science and Hanoi National University); The project for "Moving equipment use for the elderly … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students shine at world’s largest int’l science competition

Vietnamese students have shined at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2016), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, which took place in the US from May 8-13. Four out of six projects of the team won third prizes at the competition in the areas of chemistry, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and cellular and molecular biology. The awarded projects included the "Potential Anticancer Complexes from Platinum and Clove Basil Oil (Ocimum grastissimum L.) by Nguyen Ha My (17), and Nguyen Quang Long (18) from High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi National University of Education. Photo: infonet.vn The "Rice Straw Phytolith to enhance CO2 capture: Ideas for sustainable management of rice straw and reduction of greenhouse gases from paddy soils" of Pham Vu Tuan Phong (16), Nguyen Bao Ngoc (16) from the High School for Gifted Students, National University-Hanoi, won in the Earth and Environmental Sciences" … [Read more...]

Vietnam achieved 8 Asian Physics Olympiad awards in 2016

All 8 Vietnamese contestants participated in the Asian Physics Olympiad competition in 2016 from May 1-9, in Hongkong, China achieved awards. Vietnamese team attended the Asian Physics Olympiad competition. Photo: dantri.com.vn According to information from Department of Testing and Education Quality Verification (Ministry of Education and Training), Vietnamese team reached 3 Silver Medals, 3 Bronzes and 2 certificates of Merits. Specifically, 3 silver medals belong to graders, sush as Nguyen The Quynh, grader 11, Vo Nguyen Giap specialized high school, Quang Binh province; Dinh Thi Huong Thao, grader 12, Le Hong Phong specialized High School, Nam Dinh province; Nguyen Quang Nam, grader 12, specialized high school, Hanoi Pedagogical University. Three medals of Vietnam belong to graders, such as Pham Quang Minh, grader 12, Amsterdam – Hanoi specialized high school; Pham Ngoc Nam and Nguyen Van Quan, grader 11, Le Hong Phong specialized High School, Nam Dinh province. Two … [Read more...]

Hanoi National University project stalled

The multi-million dollar Vietnam National University campus in Hanoi's Hoa Lac has stumbled from one crisis to another over the past decade. A layout of the Vietnam National University campus The 1,222 ha project, which was started in 2003 was expected to become a modern centre for higher and postgraduate education, science and technology research by 2020, but it is still far from complete. The project still lacks capital, and there is slow progress in site clearance and resettlement for displaced residents. Tien Phong newspaper visited the site in late April an found hundreds of hectares of land largely abandoned. After more than 10 years, only some small work has been completed including a centre for military training, a dormitory, a guest house and some roads while almost none of the important work has yet to take shape. A dormitory was completed in 2014 According to an anonymous representative from the Ministry of Construction, the spokesperson said the ministry had many … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students honored at physics Olympiad

Vietnamese students at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad in Hong Kong. Photo credit: Dan Tri All eight members of the Vietnamese team have bagged prizes at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad held in Hong Kong from May 1 to 9. The silver medals were claimed by 11th grader Nguyen The Quynh from Vo Nguyen Giap Gifted High School in Quang Binh, 12th grader Dinh Thi Huong Thao from Le Hong Phong Gifted High School in Nam Dinh and 12th grader Nguyen Quang Nam from the gifted high school of the Hanoi National University of Education. Three 12th grader won bronze medals include Pham Quang Minh from Hanoi-Amsterdam Gifted High School, and Phan Ngoc Nam and Nguyen Van Quan from Le Hong Phong Gifted High School in Nam Dinh. Two 12th grade students Ha Anh Duc from the Gifted High School under the University of Natural Sciences of the Hanoi National University and Do Thuy Tran from Le Hong Phong Gifted High School in Nam Dinh were awarded certificates of merit. Last year, Vietnam team won three … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students win medals at APhO 2016

PANO - Vietnamese students won three silver, three bronze medals and 2 certificates of merit at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2016) held in Hong Kong (China) from May 1st to 9th, announced the Department of Testing and Quality Assurance under the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) on May 8th. The Vietnam team at the competition. Accordingly, the silver medals went to 11th grade student Nguyen The Quynh from Vo Nguyen Giap Gifted High School (Quang Binh), 12th grade student Dinh Thi Huong Thao from Le Hong Phong Gifted High School (Nam Dinh) and 12th grade student Nguyen Quang Nam from the gifted high school of the Hanoi National University of Education. The bronze prizes belonged to 12th grade student Pham Quang Minh from Hanoi-Amsterdam Gifted High School, and two 12th grade students of Phan Ngoc Nam and Nguyen Van Quan from Le Hong Phong Gifted High School (Nam Dinh). Two 12th grade students Ha Anh Duc from the Gifted High School under the University of Natural … [Read more...]

Will Vietnam give free reign to university education?

VietNamNet Bridge - The number of university students has soared in recent years. Many schools gained 10,000 more students over one to two years despite their ill fame. The number of university students has soared in recent years. A report of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) showed that in 2014-2015, Vietnam had 1.8 million students, including 1.3 million full-time students. The figure represents an increase of 400,000 students compared with 2010-2011. Some universities have set a record in the number of students newly enrolled in the last four years. The Nam Dinh Economics & Industrial Polytechnic, for example, saw the number of students soar from 8,900 to 15,000. However, the sharpest increase can be seen at the Hanoi Business and Technology University. In 2010-2011, it had 14,982 students and in 2014-2015, the figure soared to 34,282. Just within one year, the number of students jumped from 19,700 in 2013-2014 to 34,200 in 2014-2015. In 2016-2017, the Hanoi … [Read more...]

24th National Mathematics Olympiad concludes

PANO - The 24th National Mathematics Olympiad for students in 2016 wrapped up on April 16th in Binh Dinh province. Handing over prizes to excellent students. (Photo: baonghean.vn) Held from April 12th, this year’s event drew 82 students from universities and 11 teams from gifted high schools nationwide. The organizing panel handed over 9 special, 67 first, and 124 second prizes to the excellent students. The first team prize went to Hanoi National University of Education. The panel also presented awards of the Le Van Thiem Fund to 8 high school students. The next event will be held in Phu Yen province. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...]

Preschool quality in doubt

VietNamNet Bridge - About 4.8 million children at preschools throughout the country face high risks – food contamination, accidents and child abuse. A report of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) showed that 4.8 million children from three months to six years old go to preschools. Since state-owned preschools cannot satisfy the increasingly high demand, parents have to send their children to non-state schools though they feel insecure about the education quality. An official of the Di An Town education sub-department in Binh Duong province said that there are 10 state-owned preschools and more than 100 private run schools and classes. The existing state-owned preschools can accommodate 25.5 percent of children, while 74.5 percent have to go to non-state ones. Of 1,006 existing preschools in HCM City, there are only 431 state-owned ones. There are also 1,551 privately run classes, 121 of which have not been licensed. About 4.8 million children at preschools … [Read more...]

General Ngo Xuan Lich recommeded as Defence Minister

On April 8, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc submitted a list of nominated candidates for the positions of deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and other Government officials. From the left: Truong Hoa Binh, Trinh Dinh Dung, and Vuong Dinh Hue. Three candidates for the post of Deputy PMs are Truong Hoa Binh (politburo member and former Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court), Vuong Dinh Hue (Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission) and Trinh Dinh Dung (PCC member and former Minister of Construction). Other cabinet members on the list: 1. Ngo Xuan Lich, Politburo member, and Chief of the General Department of Politics under the Vietnam People's Army, will hold Minister of Defence post to replace Mr Phung Quang Thanh. 2. To Lam, Politburo members and Deputy Minister of Public Security, will assume Minister of Public Security post to replace Mr Tran Dai Quang. 3. Le Vinh Tan, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, will be Minister of Home Affairs … [Read more...]

Charity golf tourney to open

PANO – The 10th Golf Award, titled "Swing for the Kids 2016", and a scholarship awards ceremony for needy students will be held on April 23rd. The event is expected to draw the participation of nearly 200 players from the diplomatic corps, international organizations and businesses in the country. The news was released at a press conference on April 6th. Overview of the press conference Addressing the press conference, Head of the organization board, Nguyen Anh Tuan, former editor-in-chief of the Dau Tu (Investment) journal, said that over the past 9 years the program has presented 12,000 scholarships to disadvantaged students with good academic records, and financially assisted in building and repairing schools in 40 provinces and cities nationwide. The total monetary value of these activities was nearly VND 10.5 billion. On this occasion, the organization board offered full scholarships worth VND 10 million per year each to ethnic minority students, namely Thao Seo Si (3rd … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s 10 Outstanding Young Faces in 2015 honoured

PANO - The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee held a ceremony on March 21st in Hanoi to honor Vietnam's 10 Outstanding Young Faces in 2015. The People's Army Newspaper would like to introduce them to readers. 1. Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Thanh Luan Sen. Lt. Tran Thanh Luan is a pilot flying an SU-30MK2 fighter in Fleet 1, Regiment 935, Division 370 of the Air Defence and Air Force Service. He finished training at the Air Force Officer Training School in the first position and was one among six young pilots assigned to combat units to fly Su-30MK2s. He now has over 450 flying hours on various aircraft, such as Iak-52, L-39, and Su-30MK2. He also completed the program of flight training of Vietnam's Air Force with excellent results. As one of the 10 Vietnamese Outstanding Young Faces, Luan held that alongside honour is responsibility, thus he and his comrades would do their utmost to fulfill all assigned missions, contributing to firmly protecting the national … [Read more...]

Exceptional will of a visually impaired martial arts master

(VOVworld) - Having followed a martial arts teaching career for 20 years, master Nguyen Kim Hoang is famous not only for his talent but also for his great will in overcoming difficulties. Though blinded by a serious illness 5 years ago, Hoang maintained his great passion for Pencak Silat. Martial arts master Nguyen Kim Hoang is admired by his students for his enthusiasm and optimistic spirit (Photo: vnexpress.net) Born in 1978, Nguyen Kim Hoang showed a great passion for martial arts from a young age. When Pencak Silat was introduced into Vietnam in 1992, Hoang was selected to receive advanced training, and in 1994, he attended the first National Pencak Silat Championships. Several years later, he started a martial arts class. In the class, he got to know Ha To Lan, a professional martial arts athlete. They got married in 2005 and had a daughter. But his life changed in 2010. He began to feel tired and was diagnosed with a rare disease called Lupus erythematosus. As the disease … [Read more...]

Rock singer Tran Lap dies

Well-known rock musician and singer Trần Lập died yesterday after fighting rectum cancer for more than four months. He was 42 years old. Singer Trần Lập He was best known as the lead singer of Bức Tường (The Wall) rock band that he and his friends had formed in 1994. "I was shocked when I was informed about his sudden death. The rock band leader and singer Trần Lập represented the image of a youth full of passion and dreams. He will live forever in his fans' hearts," Đinh Tiến Tiệp, one of his fans who attended his last live show in January this year, wrote on a Facebook page. Lập was the leader of the group since its founding till it disbanded in 2006. He wrote more than 30 songs, some of the most famous of them being Đường Đến Ngày Vinh Quang (Road to Glory), Bông Hồng Thủy Tinh (Glass Rose) and Tâm hồn Cuả Đá (Soul of Stone). The group had a large number of fans in Vietnam. He was also one of the four judges of the Giọng Hát Việt (The Voice of Việt Nam) programme that was … [Read more...]