In his second article, Prof. Neal Koblitz argues that no foreign power should be allowed to dominate Vietnam's academic world. A Vietnamese colleague criticized my recent article in VnExpress International for being too negative. It was a warning about what Vietnam should not do in higher education, but it said little about what Vietnam should do. The purpose of this second article is to give an answer to the latter question. Vietnam must act quickly to improve the conditions at Vietnam National University (VNU) and the other government universities. The university system has the potential for rapid improvement if it is funded and supported adequately. Vietnamese history and culture give grounds for optimism. Education is highly valued, teachers are respected; most students study hard and behave well in school. Vietnam has a generally good system of primary and secondary education that produces graduates that are talented and well-prepared by international standards. Even during … [Read more...] about Vietnam should chart own path to create world-class schools. History proves it can.
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Vietnam Business Forum would like to introduce some comments of US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Marine on Vietnam's higher education on the occasion of his visit to Shidler Business Administration College in Ho Chi Minh City under Hawaii University on August 6. In my three years as the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, I have seen great changes taking place here. The bonds between our two countries have grown broader and deeper than perhaps any of us might have envisioned only a few years ago. While there are many reasons for this deepening relationship, I believe the two most important factors are a fundamental convergence of Vietnamese and U.S. interests in ensuring stability and security in this part of the world, and the growing exchanges between our governments and our people. Economically, Vietnam is making major strides forward. The value of U.S. - Vietnam trade will exceed US$10 billion dollars this year, up from US$1.5 billion in 2001. The United States is Vietnam's top export … [Read more...] about Challenges of Higher Education in Vietnam: U.S. Ambassador Michael W. Marine
Both the United States and India are growing concerned at the reach and ambition of the Chinese navy, which is taking an increasingly assertive stance in the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) and is challenging India's domination in the Indian Ocean. New Delhi, shedding its decades-old reluctance to be drawn into America's embrace, agreed last month to open up its military bases to the United States in exchange for access to weapons technology to help it narrow the gap with China. The two sides also said their navies will hold talks on anti submarine warfare (ASW), an area of sensitive military technology and closely held tactics that only allies share. "These types of basic engagements will be the building blocks for an enduring Navy-to-Navy relationship that we hope will grow over time into a shared ASW capability," one U.S. official familiar with India-U.S. military cooperation said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Indian naval officials say Chinese submarines have been … [Read more...] about Wary of China’s Indian Ocean activities, U.S., India discuss anti-submarine warfare
US President Barack Obama delivered his remarks to a 2,000 audience of young students, intellectuals and businesspeople at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24. Below is the full transcript of his remarks, as provided by the White House: US President Barack Obama delivered his remarks to young students, intellectuals and businesspeople in Vietnam at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Xin chào! (Applause.) Xin chào Vietnam! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me on this visit. And thank all of you for being here today. (Applause.) We have Vietnamese from across this great country, including so many young people who represent the dynamism, and the talent and the hope of Vietnam. On this visit, my heart has been touched by the kindness for which the Vietnamese people are known. In the many people who have … [Read more...] about Remarks by President Obama in address to the people of Vietnam
HA NOI (VNS)— "Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Think different." This famous phrase by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has continued to inspire people all over the world even after his death last year. To mark the first anniversary of his death and acknowledge his contribution to society, a group of Vietnamese artists has assembled an exhibition of artworks that aim to tell the story of his life and career. The exhibition, entitled Think Different, is taking place at the National Library in Ha Noi through tomorrow. It is believed to be the first-ever art exhibition in the world dedicated to Jobs. Sponsored by the US Embassy in Viet Nam, it includes a bust of Jobs and 21 oil paintings that illustrate his life and contributions to information technology during a 35-year career. Jobs was a charismatic pioneer in the personal computer revolution in the 1970s and 80s and made influential innovations in the computer and consumer electronics fields into the 21st century. The … [Read more...] about Artists celebrate life of tech pioneer Steve Jobs