Source: British Council (CPV) - How is employability defined in the contemporary global context? Why should higher education address employability issues? What are the key skills that graduates need? What are best practices in embedding employability in higher education? The above mentioned questions were addressed by both businesses and educators in a two-day dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City (9-10 August 2012) organised by the British Council on "Employability skills in Southeast Asia and the needs of the new economy: The challenge for higher education." The dialogue was the first one in a series of British Council's Global Education Dialogues: the Asia Series which is set to take place in six Asia countries/ territories until January 2013. The event in Ho Chi Minh City was attended by the British Ambassador Dr Antony Stokes and the Vice Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam Associate Professor Dr Tran Quang Quy.Joining the debate around employability were World Bank economist … [Read more...] about Employability skills in the Southeast Asia and the needs of the new economy: The challenge for higher education
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MoIT and UNIDO launch industrial development initiative The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in concert with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) ceremoniously launched a three-year US$1 million project on June 17 in Hanoi. The Republic of Korea is also a stakeholder in the project and has agreed to provide US$980,000 of official development assistance for it, said Le Huu Phuc, director general of the MoIT's International Cooperation Department at the launch. The overriding goal of the project, said Mr Phuc, is to advance responsible and sustainable business practices, and to bring greater coherence and integration to the nation's industrial development. He said the collaboration marks the first initiative to address corporate sustainability in the context of specific segments of the economy in Vietnam in an overarching initiative to capture existing best practices and scale up sustainability while simultaneously addressing the UN broader goals of human … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 18/6
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan delivered a speech at the 19th International Conference on the Future of Asia, which took place in Tokyo on May 23 under the theme: " Asia 's Search for Steps towards Stronger Ties and Integration." Following is the full text of the Deputy PM's speech. "It gives me great pleasure to attend the 19th International Conference on the Future of Asia under the theme: " Asia 's Search for Steps towards Stronger Ties and Integration". I believe this topic is highly relevant to the common endeavor of Asian countries to enhance cooperation and integration for each country's interest and the common benefit of the region and the world. "I wish to thank the Nikkei Newspaper for giving me the opportunity to address this prestigious forum to share with you some ideas on the cooperation paths to forge a better future for our continent in an integrated world. "Rapid and unpredictable developments have been unfolding in the regional and world situation with … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Nhan’s speech at The Future of Asia Conference
Is our love affair with GDP coming to an end? If you were following this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is indeed the case. In three separate sessions, two giants of the financial world and one leading academic were all in agreement: gross domestic product – the estimate of the total value of goods and services a country produces – is up for review. Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, IMF head Christine Lagarde and MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson all said GDP is a poor indicator of progress, and argued for a change to the way we measure economic and social development. “We have to go back to GDP, the calculation of productivity, the value of things – in order to assess, and probably change, the way we look at the economy,” said Lagarde. As the business landscape reinvents itself, demographics shift, inequality expands, climate change gets worse and technology continues to advance at breakneck … [Read more...] about Beyond GDP – is it time to rethink the way we measure growth?
Vietnam Health Minister celebrated by Oxford University The honour was presented at a ceremony at the university on October 17. Addressing the event, Oxford University's Vice Chancellor Prof. Andrew Hamilton acknowledged contributions by Minister Tien, in her capacity as Director of the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, to the cooperation in scientific research between the two countries over the past years. In her present position, the minister has also enhanced international cooperation and scientific research with Oxford University, as well as other education institutes and health centres across the world, he said. The professor also highlighted Tien's contributions in her capacity as a guest lecturer at the university's Nuffield Department of Medicine over three years, beginning last July. The event spotlights the friendship between Vietnam and the UK over the past 40 years since they launched diplomatic ties in 1973, he said. Oxford University, one of the oldest and … [Read more...] about Woman swindles $10m in insurance money