VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has more than 130,000 students studying abroad, while only 2,000 foreign students are studying in Vietnam. The information was released at the Vietnam-Europe Higher Education Forum held in Hanoi on November 3 by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) which included representatives from 80 Vietnamese and foreign university establishments and diplomatic agencies. Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of MOET’s University Education Department, said the number of universities in Vietnam has been increasing rapidly. Vietnam had 100 schools in 1997, while it has around 400 schools now. Tuan said Vietnam endeavors to change four issues related to higher education – upgrading training quality, giving autonomy to schools, conducting school accreditation and improving scientific research. “To upgrade the training quality, MOET is carrying out reform in curricula. We are also applying training programs with support from foreign organizations. … [Read more...] about More Vietnamese students study abroad, but few foreigners enroll in VN
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VietNamNet Bridge - Whether Vietnamese students should return to Vietnam after they finish overseas study is a topic of hot debate on social networks. The topic emerged again after Do Hoai Nam, a Vietnamese in Silicon Valley, commented about Vietnamese students who do not plan to come back to Vietnam after finishing study because they cannot get appropriate job opportunities. Calling this ‘paranoia’, Nam, who studied in Australia, worked as a waiter and took many different jobs to earn his living before setting up a business. He believes he understands overseas Vietnamese students. Twelve out of 13 champions at the ‘Road to Olympia’ competition did not come back to Vietnam to serve the fatherland after finishing studying overseas Nam’s comments immediately caught the attention of the community of overseas Vietnamese students because he is founder and CEO of Emotiv Systems, which developed a brain-computer interface, a rare Vietnamese success in … [Read more...] about Must students studying abroad return to Vietnam?
This is an opportunity for students to exchange experience in studying abroad and study employers' requirements. Thousands of students from schools in Ha Noi, students studying abroad and representatives of many companies attended the event. In addition, the theme of the festival did a great job of drawing the attention of a large number of students. A former student in the UK said that all students studying abroad hope to return home with their knowledge to serve the country. Many questions were raised at the Q&A session, such as "Why are Viet Nam's human resources usually said to be impractical?" and "Are employers giving opportunities to new graduates?". Participants also asked about recent graduates' chance to work for goverment's organs or state-owned companies. … [Read more...] about Students Studying Abroad Hope to Serve Homeland
A specific plan to provide additional allowances for Vietnamese students learning abroad under Project No. 322 (granting state scholarships to Vietnamese students) is still considered by the Ministry of Education and Training before submitting it to the government for approval. Two plans to raise scholarship allowances are now being examined. Firstly, allowances for all Vietnamese students studying in countries around the world are equally increased 10%. Secondly, the allowances increases are based on the real conditions in each country. According to Vietnamese embassies, from the reflections of Vietnamese students learning abroad about their needs and based on the specific conditions in local countries, scholarship allowances for them should be increased by 4.4% to 15% against the present rates. The highest rise of scholarship allowances would be for Vietnamese students learning in the UK and Russia. Those in Australia and New Zealand would enjoy an increase of 14.5%, European … [Read more...] about Allowances for Vietnamese Students Learning Abroad to Be Increased
Vietnam Students’ Association's logo Nearly 300 Vietnamese students studying abroad, 1,000 guests and thousands of students nationwide are expected to attend a festival for Vietnamese students studying overseas held on the afternoon of January 6 at Hanoi National University. This is an opportunity for students to exchange views and experiences in learning and working and how to prepare for future careers in Vietnam and abroad. It is also a chance for students who want to study abroad to get to know more about the real life, tuition fees, advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad. In addition, they will be able to ask about employers’ demands, how to find good jobs and interviewing skills. According to the organisers, the festival focuses on 3 groups: successful students studying abroad, students returning to the homeland and those who are going to study abroad. Participants have agreed to organise such a special event annually. The event goes together with … [Read more...] about Festival for Vietnamese students studying abroad to open