VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City National University and Hanoi National University have been listed in QS Ranking 2019. Two Vietnamese universities are listed in QS top 1,000 schools The former is in the group of schools ranked in the 701st to 750th category, while the latter was in the 801st-1,000th group. According to Nguyen Quoc Chinh, director of the Testing and Training Quality Assessment Center, the school provided figures to the organization for the last two years and the ‘results were commensurate with our ability’. Asked if the school could list itself among the world’s top 200 by 2020, Chien said this was an ‘impossible mission’. Having its universities ranked among the world’s top 200 is the goal set by Vietnam’s strategy on university development released more than 10 years ago. Having its universities ranked among the world’s top 200 is the goal set by Vietnam’s strategy on university development … [Read more...] about Two Vietnam’s universities listed in QS top 1,000 schools
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Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, which then belonged to Prussia. The Goethe Institute Hanoi will mark this anniversary by exploring the life, work, and most importantly, the impact of this multi-faceted thinker. The contest will include short essays or fictional stories of about 500 words in length. Art works such as plays, poems, comic strips and picture stories or cartoons and artistic or documentary short films of no more than 90 seconds in length are also accepted. An exhibition featuring the life of Karl Marx “We want to call on all people, not only scientists and researchers, but also others from fields such as art to join the contest,” said Goethe Institute’s director Wilfried Eckstein at a press conference held on May 10. People can write in Vietnamese and English and send their work via email to [email protected] before four deadlines on May 15, June 4, July 2 and August 20. After each deadline a jury will select the items to … [Read more...] about Goethe Institute Hanoi launches Karl Marx contest
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’?
VietNamNet Bridge - After many delays, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has decided that from 2018, it will not set floor marks, or minimum required standards, on students applying for universities. MOET will no longer set floor marks The floor mark has been used for many years to select the best students for universities. Examinees must obtain marks equal to, or higher than the floor marks to be eligible for enrollment in any university in Vietnam. However, Dang Kim Vui, president of Thai Nguyen University, said the mechanism is no longer suited to new circumstances. In the past, students applying for different universities all had to attend a single national university entrance exam. At present, universities can enroll students based on students’ high school learning records, high school final results and other indicators. In the past, students applying for different universities all had to attend a single national university entrance … [Read more...] about Vietnam to allow universities to set independent admission standards
The current status of Vietnamese universities In the conference, Ms. Mandy Mok, CEO of QS Asia, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd., presented the Asian University Ranking of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the leading organizations in education rankings. According to this list, Vietnam at the moment has six positions in the Asian Top 400, namely Vietnam National University, Hanoi; Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; Can Tho University; Hue University; Hanoi University of Technology; Da Nang University of Technology. The aim of the MOET is that in 2020, Vietnam will have more than 10 universities in the Asian Top 400 list, about 1 or 2 universities in the Asian Top 100, and about 1 or 2 universities in the World Top 1000. It is also the target that in 2025, some Vietnamese universities are able to enter the World Top 500. In the viewpoint of Professor Doctor Nguyen Huu Duc, Principal of Vietnam National University Hanoi, out of the 11,900 universities in Asia, Top 400 accounts for … [Read more...] about Vietnam aiming to have higher position in world university rankings