VietNamNet Bridge - Five education quality accreditation centers in Vietnam have accredited 55 percent of training establishment since 2016, the date of their establishment. However, experts see problems in the way accreditation is implemented. 55 percent of training establishment have been accredited since 2016 Nguyen Hoi Nghia, former deputy director of HCMC National University, said the first problem is the accreditation staff. Vietnam lacks accreditors, while current accreditors are not professional. In general, schools have to pay VND200-500 million for an accreditation contract, depending on the number of students and workload. It takes six months on average to compete an accreditation mission. However, the schools later were accredited by other accreditation centers and were recognized as meeting national standards.Weak points The second problem is modest research activities. This is a problem of the entire higher education system because of the low investment for … [Read more...] about Higher education accreditation centers lack professionalism
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HCM City University of Economics has became the first university in Viet Nam to exempt tuition fees and even pay postgraduate students who decide to study for a PhD at the university. HCM City University of Economics. — Photo ueh.edu.vn Vice Principal of the university Nguyen Huu Huy Nhut said the policy aimed to create favourable conditions for postgraduates to complete their PhD courses and increase the university’s studies published in international journals. Besides tuition fee exemption, the university will offer financial assistance, working places and housing for the students, Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper reported. With their mentors’ agreement, postgraduates could lecture and get paid like lecturers who have a Master’s degree. They are not allowed to teach more than 450 hour per year, half of a full-time university lecturer’s working hours. Postgraduates are required to sign a contract with the university, committing to work 40 hours weekly and … [Read more...] about First Vietnamese university pays fees for postgraduate students
VietNamNet Bridge - Only one university education establishment has been found meeting 56 out of 61 criteria in the accreditation campaign carried out by four authorized accreditation centers. Vietnam has no school listed in the world's top 500 in prestigious rankings The centers examined 122 universities and academies out of total 234 universities from January 2016 to May 2018 based on 10 standards and 61 criteria. Most of the schools, or 117 training establishments, have been recognized as meeting standards, while five have failed. However, this doesn’t mean Vietnam’s has high tertiary education quality. The figures collected from the accreditation show big problems of Vietnam’s tertiary education. Forty-three percent of schools have lecturing staff who do not meet standards, while 55 percent do not have enough lecturers. Only one university education establishment has been found meeting 56 out of 61 criteria in the accreditation campaign carried … [Read more...] about Accreditation shows problems about tertiary education quality
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam universities’ training quality and scientific research capacity both are still very weak. The Hanoi University of Science & Technology Vietnam’s two national universities have been listed in the QS’ latest ranking of top 1,000 universities in the world. However, Vietnamese educators admitted that there is still a big gap between Vietnamese and regional universities. Vietnam’s two national universities have been listed in the QS’ latest ranking of top 1,000 universities in the world. However, Vietnamese educators admitted that there is still a big gap between Vietnamese and regional universities. Meanwhile, the positions for Vietnam’s universities are modest – in the group of schools ranked from the 701st to 750th for HCMC National University, and 801st to 1,000th for Hanoi National University. RELATED NEWS How do Vietnam’s two schools in the QS ranking fare in research capacity? … [Read more...] about When will Vietnam’s universities be listed among the world’s top 100?
VietNamNet Bridge - Educators agree that Vietnam’s universities need to be accredited, but they have not reached a consensus on how it should be done. There are 16 university ranking organizations, including the four most prestigious – THE (Times High Education), QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities), and Webometrics (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities). According to Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc, none of the rankings is ‘perfect’ and Vietnam needs to use the one suited to it. ARWU, for example, attaches importance to scientific articles published in international journals. QS doesn’t put much emphasis on articles, but pays attention to comments by experts and society. Agreeing with Phuc, deputy director of the Hanoi National University Nguyen Huu Duc said that ARWU and THE are not suited to most universities in Asia and developing countries. The weak point of Vietnamese … [Read more...] about University accreditation: ‘a game of the rich’?