The Vietnam National University-Hanoi will accept admissions based on SAT results in the new school year, making it the first university in the country to recognize the American assessment test. The university said on Thursday that students applying to the school this year will be able to submit their Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results for the first time, besides the usual high school graduation results, tests based on their majors and A-Levels approved by Cambridge International Examinations. The SAT is a standardized test introduced in 1926 and widely used for college admissions in the U.S., and assesses reading, writing and math skills. Most departments at the Hanoi school will accept SAT results to assess English competency, it said. The university, one of the biggest in Vietnam, plans to enroll more than 8,500 students this year, and is set to open new courses on space technology, robotics, German and school administration. Dr Nguyen Dinh Duc, head of the academic … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese university to accept SAT scores for 2018 admissions
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Vietnamese universities face shortage of qualified teachers (04-10-2007) HCM CITY — Viet Nam's university education system has mushroomed due to the recent increase in the number of private universities and colleges in many provinces and cities. The level of the teaching staff and the education facilities, however, worry education experts and officials. As more universities and colleges open, the shortfall in the teaching staff, the key to a high quality education, is becoming more acute. The country has a total of 22,500 lecturers teaching at 164 public and private universities nationwide, only 15 per cent of whom hold doctoral degrees. Ten percent have a master's degree. The remaining 75 per cent only have a bachelor's degree. Compounding the problem is the fact that the few professors and associate professors teaching are elderly and looking at retirement. A new private university takes from five to ten years to establish its operations. It takes the same period of time to put … [Read more...] about Vietnamese universities face shortage of qualified teachers
Vietnam's higher education is still facing many challenges in delivering skills to students despite the fact that access to higher education has been growing fast over the last decade, a World Bank report says. The report, titled: "Putting Higher Education to Work: Skills and Research for Growth in East Asia" was released Thursday. According to the report, Vietnamese employers find a lack of communication and English skills as well as practical knowledge about one's job in newly hired graduates. Skill gaps are found to be significantly larger in technologically intensive sub-sectors, constraining technological improvements and innovation, the report says, adding that only about 25 percent of students are enrolled in science and engineering fields. The supply of higher education graduates, with a gross enrollment rate lower than 20 percent, remains below par regionally and does not yet address the needs of the labor market. Access to higher education is still unequal … [Read more...] about Vietnamese university students short on job skills: WB report
PANO – During a friendly visit to Japan, the Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation, led by General Phung Quang Thanh, Defence Minister, on October 25 th visited the Japanese National Defence University. In a working session, the General and the delegation were briefed on the University’s education and training activities over the past years and academic records of Vietnamese military students at the university. For his part, the General congratulated the University’s achievements and was very pleased to see Vietnamese military students’ good results. He also thanked leaders of the Japanese University for educating many Vietnamese officers, and he hoped that the University would continue providing more scholarships to Vietnamese in the upcoming time. He affirmed that after graduating from the University, the Vietnamese students would be a bridge between the two nations’ armies. After visiting the studying areas and quarters of Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation visits Japanese Defence University
Vietnamese universities fail to attract the most excellent and the richest students, because they choose to go studying abroad when feeling disappointed about the domestic university education. According to Open Doors 2011, the number of Vietnamese students studying at the universities in the US in the 2010-2011 academic year increased from 13, 112 to 14,888 students. Vietnam now ranks the 8th among the countries which have the highest numbers of students studying in the US. Five years ago, it was at the 20th position. Considering education as a “non-smoke economic branch”, the US has made its education become the dream of millions of students from all countries in the world. The number of students going to the US to attend training courses increased by five percent this year. According to the US Department of Commerce, international students bring 21 billion dollars in turnover to the country. University education is considered the leading service export sector of … [Read more...] about Vietnamese universities losing best students?