Travelling around the world to find our way back home "We travel overseas to find our way back home," said Nguyen Le Tung. The 37-year-old market development manager at Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices with offices across 100 countries, studied and worked abroad for many years. He got his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Webster University, Thailand, and got a scholarship from Arizona State University, the U.S., where he got a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. He spent eight years in the U.S. After returning to Vietnam, he moved to Singapore to work for four years. He gained valuable insights into different working environments and cultures, and this experience has helped excel no matter where he goes. But, "each time I returned, I deeply felt that I was miles away from where I originally started. Since 2009, Vietnam has gone through significant changes in working environment and quality of life, which … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese talents find fulfillment back home
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HCMC have so far seen 80 businesses applying for certification of science and technology projects with only 10 having been certified. Similarly, the Ministry of Science and Technology has set aside VND2 trillion (US$88 milion) in financial assistance for businesses with creative and innovative activities but so far only three cases have been approved to access the fund. For a long time, HCMC has given priority to development of four industries with high science and technology content and added value comprising mechanics, electronics-information technology, pharmaceutical chemistry-rubber, food and foodstuff processing and other industries such as biotechnology, clean and energy saving technologies and support industry. Nevertheless, there is no statistics showing investment efficiency as well as added value from these industries. Deputy chairwoman of the HCMC People’s Council Truong Thi Anh said that the city always aim at developing industries with … [Read more...] about Science, technology development targets should be set from practice
The latest Student and Exchange Visitor Information System or SEVIS update – which contains basic information on the more than 1.2 million international students studying in the United States at all levels – is out, and many of the results, while not encouraging, are not surprising. Among the top 10 places of origin, seven recorded decreases, ranging from -2.2% (China) to -11.5% (Mexico). Other countries with declining student populations in the US from autumn 2016 to this spring were South Korea (-2.68%), Saudi Arabia (-7.3%), Canada (-3.35%), Japan (-8.1%) and Taiwan (-3.5%). The downward trend is a harbinger of a significant shift away from the US that is currently occurring in many countries to the benefit of friendly competitor nations like Australia and Canada. Since these figures are for the spring semester and are based on applications submitted before or shortly after the US presidential election, the real proof in the statistical pudding will be in the … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam buck the Trump effect on recruitment?
Development gap hinders linkages in APEC auto industry Addressing the opening ceremony of the 26th APEC Automotive Dialogue (AD26) in Hanoi on May 11, Le Huu Phuc, Director of the MoIT's Department of International Relations, said that APEC should give priority to assisting developing economies in boosting the auto industry. He called for APEC member economies to cooperate effectively in capacity building to study auto industry policies, focusing on priority areas such as market access, human resources and infrastructure, technology incentives as well as environment standards for sustainable development. Regarding the fourth industrial revolution, Phuc said it will lead to the restructuring of the global manufacturing system, not only in technology but also in management and placing of new business models. New technology trends may disrupt value chains, possibly shifting a significant part of global production from developing to developed countries, he said, adding that access to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 15/5
Employers are increasingly looking at working skills and job-hopping probability rather than "competitive salary requirements" when hiring new graduates, a survey has shown. A survey conducted by Jobstreet.com of 3,000 new graduates nationwide last month showed that 69 percent were unemployed while 72 percent of enterprises have recruitment demand. In the segment of young, new graduates, the market has both demand and supply, said Nguyen Xuan Trinh, Marketing Director for Jobstreet Vietnam, said at a conference held in HCM City on July 23. "However, new graduates cannot avoid worrying about being unemployed," Trinh said. "The ‘competitive salary requirement' is no longer the prerequisite that employers consider to make recruitment decisions. They look at working skills and job-hopping probability." According to the Ministry of Education and Training, 425,000 people would graduate during the 2014-15 academic year. The third quarter of this year has begun with thriving signs in … [Read more...] about Bản in : Employers give skilled applicants priority in hiring