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 help more patients," Luong said. … [Read more...]

Vietnam snatches four medals at 2015 International Biology Olympiad

After finishing the eight days International Biology Olympiad (IBO 2015) in Denmark, four Vietnamese students excellently won one silver, two bronze medals and one consolation prize, announced the Ministry of Education and Training. Four Vietnamese students join in International Biology Olympiad. (Photo:SGGP) The silver medal went to Le Thi Nguyet Hang from Le Quy Don High School in Da Nang city with 294, 87 points. The bronze medals belonged to Pham Minh Duc from Le Hong Phong High school in Nam Dinh with 277, 24 points; and Le Xuan Luong from Hanoi National University of Natural Sciences’ High School with 255, 36 points. Pham Thi Ngoc Yen from Lam Son High school in Thanh Hoa province finished with 229, 45 points to earn the consolation prize. Ministry of Education and Training yesterday held a welcome ceremony for Vietnamese students at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi after finishing IBO 2015. On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister of Education and Training … [Read more...]

Vietnam to host the 27th International Biology Olympiad in 2016

The Hanoitimes - On July 22, the Ministry of Education and Training held a ceremony to welcome Vietnamese students, who took home one silver and two bronze medals and a consolation prize at the 26th International Biology Olympiad and give the flag to the Hanoi National University of Education for hosting the 27th International Biology Olympiad. The 26th International Biology Olympiad concluded in Aarhus city in Denmark. The event attracted 239 students from 63 countries and territories. The organising board awarded 26 gold, 48 silver and 72 bronze medals as well as 24 consolation prizes. At the ceremony to give the flag to the Hanoi National University of Education for hosting the 27th International Biology Olympiad Le Thi Nguyet Hang from Le Quy Don High School in the central city of Da Nang earned the silver medal. Bronze medals winners were Pham Minh Duc from Le Hong Phong High School in Nam Dinh province and Le Xuan Luong from the Hanoi National University of Natural … [Read more...]

Four students win prizes at International Biology Oplympiad

The Vietnamese students who have won awards at the 26th International Biology Olympiad practise on dead insects during a training class. — VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung HA NOI (VNS) — Four Vietnamese students have won awards at the 26th International Biology Olympiad that took place from July 12 to 19 in Aarhus, Denmark. The Vietnamese students won one silver and two bronze medals along with a consolation prize. The silver medal went to Le Thi Nguyet Hang from Le Quy Don, a school for gifted children in Da Nang City. Don scored 294.87 points, ranking 47th in the overall rankings. The two bronze medals were presented to Pham Minh Duc from the northern Nam Dinh Province's Le Hong Phong School for gifted children and Le Xuan Luong from the school for gifted children of the University of Natural Science under Hanoi National University. Duc and Luong ranked 76th and 116th, getting scores of 277.24 points and 255.36 points, respectively. Pham Thi Yen Ngoc from Lam Son high … [Read more...]

Vietnam wins six medals at Int’l Mathematical Olympiad 2015

Six Vietnamese students won two gold, three silver and one bronze medals at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand on July 4- 16, announced Ministry of Education and Training yesterday. Vietnamses students join in the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad. Accordingly, two gold medals went to Vu Xuan Trung, a 11th grader from Thai Binh High school; Nguyen The Hoan, a 12th grader student of High School for Gifted Students of Hanoi National University. Three silver medals belonged to Hoang Anh Tai, a 12th grader student from Phan Boi Chau High school in Nghe An; Nguyen Tuan Hai Dang, a 12th grader from High School for Gifted Students of Hanoi National University; Nguyen Huy Hoang from Nang Khieu High school of HCMC National University. Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Viet Ha, a 12th grader from Ha Tinh High school won one bronze medal. As a result, Vietnam is ranked the fifth position of 104 delegations at the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad after the … [Read more...]

All six Vietnamese students win medals at the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad

The Hanoitimes - Ministry of Education and Training’s Department of Education Testing and Accreditation said on July 15 that Vietnamese team won two gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Thailand. Vu Xuan Trung from Thai Binh High School and Nguyen The Hoan from Hanoi National University ’s Special School for Natural Science all won the two gold medals. The Vietnamese team attends the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad Hoang Anh Tai from Nghe An prvovince, Nguyen Tuan Hai Dang from Hanoi and Nguyen Huy Hoang from HCM City won the silver medals and the bronze medal belonged to Nguyen Thi Viet Ha from Ha Tinh province. Vietnamese team ranked fifth place of the 104 participating teams. This is the best result of the Vietnamese team in recent years at an IMO, an annual world mathematics competition for high school students. The team only ranked 10th in 2014 and 7th in 2013. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

Vietnam wins six medals at International Mathematical Olympiad 2015

Six Vietnamese students won two gold, three silver and one bronze medals at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand on July 4- 16, announced Ministry of Education and Training yesterday. Vietnamses students join in the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad. (Photo: SGGP) Accordingly, two gold medals went to Vu Xuan Trung, a 11th grader from Thai Binh High school; Nguyen The Hoan, a 12th grader student of High School for Gifted Students of Hanoi National University. Three silver medals belonged to Hoang Anh Tai, a 12th grader student from Phan Boi Chau High school in Nghe An; Nguyen Tuan Hai Dang, a 12th grader from High School for Gifted Students of Hanoi National University; Nguyen Huy Hoang from Nang Khieu High school of HCMC National University. Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Viet Ha, a 12th grader from Ha Tinh High school won one bronze medal. As a result, Vietnam is ranked the fifth position of 104 delegations at the 2015 International Mathematical … [Read more...]

Vietnamese team ranks fifth at Int’l Math Olympiad

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese students bagged two gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Thailand, rising to fifth place of the 104 participating teams, revealed the Ministry of Education and Training’s Department of Education Testing and Accreditation on July 15. Vu Xuan Trung from Thai Binh High School wins gold medal at the Int’l Math Olympiad 2015 The two gold medals were won by Vu Xuan Trung from Thai Binh High School and Nguyen The Hoan from Hanoi National University’s Special School for Natural Science. Hoang Anh Tai from Nghe An, Nguyen Tuan Hai Dang from Hanoi and Nguyen Huy Hoang from Ho Chi Minh City won the silver medals and Nguyen Thi Viet Ha from Ha Tinh Province brought home her bronze. This is the best outcome for the Vietnamese team in recent years at an IMO, an annual world mathematics competition for high school students. The team only ranked 10th in 2014 and 7th in 2013. The … [Read more...]

All five Vietnamese won medals at 2015 International Physics Olympiads

Vietnamese delegation at the olympiads. (Source: vnexpress.net) All five Vietnamese students have won medals, including three gold and two silver, at the 2015 International Physics Olympiads. On July 12th, the Department of Education Testing and Accreditation under the Ministry of Education and Training received official information from India on the results of the Vietnamese participants at the olympiads. Winning gold medals were; Vu Thanh Trung Nam from Hanoi-Amsterdam gifted school; Nguyen Cong Thanh from Tran Phu gifted school, the northern port city of Hai Phong; Dinh Thi Huong Thao from Le Hong Phong gifted school, the northern province of Nam Dinh. Two silver medals went to Nguyen Ngoc Khanh from Phan Boi Chau gifted school in the central province of Nghe An, and Nguyen Quang Nam from the gifted school under Hanoi National University of Education. The Ministry of Education and Training will receive the delegation and present certificates of merit from the Minister to … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students win three gold medals at physics comp

The Hanoitimes - According to the Ministry of Education and Training, all five Vietnamese students participating at the International Physics Olympiad 2015 in India have won medals including three golds and two silvers. The Ministry of Education and Training said this was the best result a Vietnamese physics team had ever achieved at the event, helping the team ranked third after mainland China and Chinese Taipei. The Vietnamese team and teachers participate at the International Physics Olympiad 2015 Vu Thanh Trung Nam from Hanoi Amsterdam School, Nguyen Cong Thanh from Tran Phu School in Hai Phong, and Dinh Thi Huong Thao from Nam Dinh province's Le Hong Phong School all won gold medals. The two silver medals belonged to Nguyen Ngoc Khanh from Nghe An province's Phan Boi Chau School and Nguyen Quang Nam from the Hanoi National University of Education's High School for Gifted. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

VN students win three gold medals at International Physics Olympiad 2015

All five Vietnamese students participating at the International Physics Olympiad 2015 in India have won medals including three golds, according to the Ministry of Education and Training. Vietnamese students at the International Physics Olympiad 2015 in India. Vu Thanh Trung Nam from Hanoi Amsterdam School, Nguyen Cong Thanh from Tran Phu School in Hai Phong, and Dinh Thi Huong Thao from Nam Dinh province's Le Hong Phong School all won gold medals. The two silver medals went to Nguyen Ngoc Khanh from Nghe An province's Phan Boi Chau School and Nguyen Quang Nam from the Hanoi National University of Education's High School for Gifted. The MoET said this was the best result a Vietnamese physics team had ever achieved at the event, helping the team finish third after mainland China and Chinese Taipei. VNA … [Read more...]

New national high school/university exam did not save money, resources

VietNamNet Bridge - Assessing the national exam which took place on July 1-4, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) said it was ‘safe and serious’. However, some educators disagreed. The 2-in-1 national exam was a revolutionary step in Vietnam’s education and examination system. First, helped make the national exam less stressful for students. Second, it was expected to help reduce state and parents’ spending on examinations. However, Professor Van Nhu Cuong, a renowned educator, noted that exam remains very stressful for students and their parents. They began feeling the pressure when the new academic year began and MOET announced the 2-in-1 exam. The problem is that too many decisions were released which confused students. Final decisions were only released several months before the official exam was organized, which means that students did not have much time to prepare for the most important exam in their lives. A high school teacher in Hanoi … [Read more...]

Professor invents water filtration technology

VietNamNet Bridge - Associate professor Tran Hong Con from the Hanoi University of Natural Sciences is the creator of the Hanoi dirty-water map, a unique water filtration technology and the inventor of many other water-related research works. In 1996, Con was hired by his school to test water samples from a suburb in Hanoi. More than 10 out of 30 water samples were found having arsenic concentration much higher than the permitted level. He then decided to learn more about the underground water situation in Hanoi. Later, Con created a water map of Hanoi, showing the areas contaminated with arsenic. These included eight water plants in the inner city and self-dug water wells in the suburbs. Up to 30 percent of surveyed wells were found having arsenic concentration at over 0.05 mg/l, while 50 percent were over the permitted level of 0.01 mg/l. Con realized that people only filtered underground water manually to eliminate iron, while the measures they applied could not eliminate … [Read more...]

Vietnamese mathematicians teach math to students in Saudi Arabia

VietNamNet Bridge - Saudi Arabia is using Vietnamese specialists to prepare its students for international math competitions. Le Anh Vinh (first right) in Saudi Arabia The first Vietnamese mathematician invited was Dr. Le AnhVinh, the youngest associate professor in Vietnam. Vinh graduated from a university in Australia, obtaining a doctorate from Harvard University in the US. He has travelled widely in Europe, and has been to four continents. Vinh returned to Vietnam to work as a lecturer at Hanoi National University. He was assigned to be the trainer preparing the Vietnamese team for the International Math Olympiads in 2011-2014. As the deputy head of the Vietnamese delegation at the competition, he helped Vietnam regain its position as one of the top 10 competitors after many years of relegation. In February 2014, Saudi Arabian officials arrived in Vietnam and met Dr. Vinh in Hanoi. They asked for Vinh’s help to train the Saudi Arabian math competition team. "I led … [Read more...]

Hanoi National University revolutionizes nat’l high school exam

VietNamNet Bridge - The Hanoi National University (HNU) has said it has successfully organized the key test to select best students. Educators have suggested applying the new exam model for national high school finals. Ninety-six percent of registered students attended the ability test held in early June, which is considered the HNU entrance exam. Every examinee was asked to pay VND100,000 as the exam fee. Examinees only had to spend one morning or afternoon to fulfill the test. Examinees worked with computers, and gave answers to multiple-choice questions. They were informed about the exam results immediately. After that, they returned to their home villages. They did not have to stay in Hanoi for several days to attend university entrance exams as students had to in previous years. This was an exam organized by one school to select students, not the national exam organized by the Ministry of Education and Training. HNU’s report showed that 72.8 percent of examinees … [Read more...]

Education sector vows to create smoke-free environment

A meeting was held at the Hanoi National University of Education on May 29 in response to World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the 2015 National No Tobacco Week. The education sector has implemented numerous activities on building a green and healthy learning environment and preventing the harmful effects of tobacco, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia said. A number of awareness-raising campaigns have been run among teachers and students, she added. Last year, the Ministries of Education and Training; Health; Public Security; Transport; and Culture, Sports and Tourism; as well as the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour; the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union; and the People’s Committee of Hanoi signed commitments to implement the Law on the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Harms and create a non-smoking working environment. During the event, the Departments of Education and Training in Hanoi , Bac Ninh, and Bac Giang, along with the Hanoi National … [Read more...]

Vietnam – Korea promotes green growth for sustainable development

Director of Vietnam National University, Hanoi Phung Xuan Nha said that green growth plays a crucial role in addressing global challenges such as economic growth, environmental protection, greenhouse gas emission mitigation, climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation. Meanwhile, Director of Seoul National University said the core of green growth strategy is to reduce poverty through sustainable development and environmental protection. Hanoi National University has coordinated with Seoul National University (Korea) to organize the 4th Asian Universities Forum entitled "Green growth towards sustainable and harmonous development ". The forum focuses on two major contents of building a low carbon society towards sustainability and green growth based on the universities. In the framework of the Forum, two universities and Quang Ninh province are expected to discuss the establishment of a joint research and training center on green growth in the province. … [Read more...]

Unreasonable recruitment scheme keeps talented employees away

VietNamNet Bridge - State agencies cannot find talented candidates because of current recruitment methods, according to analysts. Hanoi has been urged to reconsider the way it organizes exams to employ civil servants. Analysts have pointed out that the failure of tens of candidates with high education degrees could only be attributed to the unreasonable recruitment scheme. Tran Thi Quoc Khanh, permanent member of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and the Environment, noted that in fact, Hanoi is not the only locality which fails candidates with high degrees. "This is because our civil service exam scheme consists of systematic errors," Khanh said in an interview given to Dai Doan Ket. "People say that with the current recruitment scheme, even Professor Ngo Bao Chau may also fail the exam to become a civil servant in Hanoi," she said. Ngo Bao Chau is a Hanoi-born worldwide renowned mathematician. He received the Fields Medal, the most honorable … [Read more...]

Vietnam wins three golds at Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2015

PANO - Vietnamese students won three golds, two silvers and one bronze at the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2015 hosted by Indonesia. This was announced by the Department of Educational Testing and Accreditation under the Ministry of Education and Training on May 19th. Vietnamese students taking part in the competition. Source: dantri.com.vn Earlier, on May 8th and 9th, 598 contestants from 27 countries and territories took part in an online competition. According to the organizing board's regulations, each team could send a maximum of 100 competitors to the event, and only six students with the highest results could be chosen to compete for medals. Three gold medallists, including Nguyen Tien Trung Kien, Nguyen Viet Dung, and Phan Duc Nhat Minh, together with two silver medallists, Do Ngoc Khanh and Pham Van Hanh, are students of the Gifted High School of the University of Natural Science under Vietnam National University. The bronze medallist comes from the Gifted High … [Read more...]

Educators express skepticism over Vietnam’s 12th position in global education rankings

Many local educators first expressed surprise, and then uncertainty, toward Vietnam’s 12th position in rankings published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently. Singapore topped the rankings in the report titled "Universal Basic Skills - What Countries Stand to Gain," while the five lowest-ranked countries are Oman in 72nd, Morocco, Honduras, South Africa, and Ghana in the last spot. Countries famous for their education systems like Australia, the UK, and the U.S. surprisingly ranked 14th, 20th and 28th, respectively. According to OECD, the analysis was based on test scores of 15 year-old students in mathematics and science in 76 developed and developing countries put in one scale. "This is the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education," BBC quoted OECD's education director Andreas Schleicher as saying about the rankings, which aimed to show the link between education and economic growth. "The idea is … [Read more...]