A Russian-trained university professor and researcher has spent years exploring new biotechnological applications to benefit Vietnam’s agriculture and veterinary medicine fields. A Russian-trained university professor and researcher has spent years exploring new biotechnological applications to benefit Vietnam’s agriculture and veterinary medicine fields. Associate Professor Nguyen Thanh Hai, vice dean of the flora biotechnology department at the Vietnam National University of Agriculture in Hanoi, has spent years working his way toward mastering full control over a plant’s flowering time. The 37-year-old associate professor is currently focused on identifying herb-based cures for livestock diseases in an effort to guarantee a steady supply of hygienically ensured food for consumers. Back in the late 1990s, Hai took entrance exams for what is now the Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Hanoi Medical University. The young standout passed both with … [Read more...] about Vietnamese scientist devotes life to bio-agriculture
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Vietnam outscored the US in math and science on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test, but observers say the country should not forget the problems of its deeply troubled education system. The opinions expressed are their own. Options and second chances Jim Cobbe, emeritus professor of economics at Florida State University and a Fulbright scholar who has done extensive research on Vietnam's education system: Motivation matters a lot; a very large proportion of American 15-year-olds have very poor motivation to do well in school, and in my experience, despite all the talk about testing in the US, American students don't have good exam skills. RELATED CONTENT Vietnam deputy education minister not convinced by global test High global test scores don't mean Vietnam's schooling is OK And there is a huge difference in objective situations. In Vietnam, students know they must do well or they will not progress, so they will have little chance of … [Read more...] about Global test as skewed as its namesake tower?