Sixteen years ago, US President Clinton came to Vietnam, beginning a new era of cooperation between our two countries. AUV is the first and only American University in the country. With an establishment license from the Ministry of Education and Training and the support of many local and national leaders in Vietnam, the programmes of American University in Vietnam (AUV) provide solid grounding in critical thinking as well as degrees in Business, Hospitality Management, Computer Science and Communication during its inaugural year. Future degree programmes are anticipated in Engineering, Environmental Science, Health Sciences, and Pre-Medicine, as well as graduate degrees such as the MBA, MPA and Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language. The courses are the same as found in top tier US universities, with a curriculum designed by educators with degrees from Harvard, Wharton, Duke, UCLA and other American partner schools. A modern campus in Da Nang, partnerships with … [Read more...] about Welcome President OBAMA to Vietnam and to the Opening of the American University in Vietnam
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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 the most difficult difficult times, education and research have been a top priority for Vietnamese leaders. At the height of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam should chart own path to create world-class schools. History proves it can.
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 … [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
VietNamNet Bridge – Many of them are holding the most important positions in the state agencies and businesses. Others, though living and working in foreign countries, still keep their Vietnamese nationality and keep serving the Vietnamese science. In fact, there has been no state agency in Vietnam in charge of collecting information about the excellent university students, talented scientists and their achievements. Therefore, it is difficult to have an overview about where the scientists are living, where their work and how they live. Thousands of mathematics majoring students from big universities, including the Hanoi General University, the Hanoi University of Education, have become PhDs, associate professors, while hundreds of students have become doctors of science and professors. If someone visits domestic scientific institutes, he would meet the officers, who were once the students of mathematics majoring classes. This means that the majority of the mathematics … [Read more...] about Where are Vietnamese talented scientists?
Exhibition – Installation “Through” by Artist Bao Opening: Tue 14 Jun 2016, 6 pm Exhibition: 14 Jun – 07 Jul 2016 L’Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the exhibition – installation “Through” by Bao. Bao’s work is influenced by an exile – the time during which he lived outside of his home country – and his yearning for an identity then. He began his visual art research in France during his study at the Beaux Arts. In his artistic practice, Bao combines cultural and religious symbols of Vietnam and diverts them: lanterns, altars, old photographs. In this exhibition, he played particularly on the transparency of certain materials – plexiglass, glass, plastic films, spring roll wrappers – to make visible the distant, vague memories. Free entry. Fundraising Music Night to Support Fishermen in Central Vietnam Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6.30 pm Viet Art Space Tổ 38, Bắc … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JUNE 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
Rather Unique: LIVE hip-hop w/ Ali & St. What Sat 28 May 2016, 9 pm ATK 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi Come to enjoy the gold standard in live hip-hop. DJ Ali spins fresh beats while lyrical champ St. What lays down smooth lyrics. He raps for listeners, blunt-heads, fly ladies, and prisoners. Come experience a funk vortex of freestyles, hip-hop bangers, and radiant instrumentals. Free entry! Solo Exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski Opening: Sat 28 May 2016, 6 pm Exhibition: 28 May – 04 Jun 2016 Cafe Nhà Sàn Come to a solo exhibition “Sick of Love” by Jakub Julian Ziolkowski. “A boy dreams of finding treasure, a lonely man looks at his feet stepping on other feet that belong to his own shadow, faint marks of teeth pile on the shoulder of some strange girl who has come into the world before, me, and my hand pressed against the mirror, from now on i know. Every mirror is mistaken, unless illuminating the … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON MAY 1-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
Foreign investors eye golden land plot of unfinished Vung Tau-Paradise Numerous domestic and foreign investors have expressed their ambition to take over the golden land plot of the unfinished Vung Tau-Paradise project. In 1991, Paradise Development & Investment Company from Taiwan was granted the investment certificate to develop the 220-hectare Vung Tau-Paradise project with a total investment capital of US$97 million, 75% of which would come from Paradise Development & Investment, while the remaining 25% from Ba Ria-Vung Tau International Tourism Service JSC. However, since then only the 27-hole golf course, a 38-room hotel, and water sport area have come into use, and the construction of the remaining stages has yet to be implemented. In April 2016, when the project's investment certificate expired, the Taiwanese investor proposed the province to extend the licence so that it could complete the unfinished stages. But, the province decided to revoke the project’s … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 22/10
An Giang tax fraud trial begins The People’s Court of the southern province of An Giang on September 28 opened the first hearing into a case that involves 51 defendants, 34 of whom were customs officials in the province. Lê Thị Chi, 38, from An Phú District, and 17 accomplices are accused of “swindling to appropriate assets” and “trading receipts”, while the 34 former customs officials were charged for “abusing position and power when performing their duties”. According to the indictment, from May 2011 to March 2013, Chi and 10 accomplices used the names of three companies that she had established to illegally buy value-added tax (VAT) receipts from other domestic enterprises, pretending they were making export products. They then offered bribes to customs official and border guards at An Giang Province’s Khánh Bình Border Gate to certify their documents proving the products were exported to two Cambodian … [Read more...] about Social News 29/9
VietNamNet would like to introduce our readers an article about conflicts in the South and East China Sea by the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany James D. Bindenagel, published on the US-based Boston Global Forum. Bindenagel believed that the resurgence of nationalism past which lurks behind modern leaders’ mind is the truly root of the world’s current conflicts and imposes dangerous challenge to the liberal international order that exists today. It also explains the China’s acts in the East and South China Sea (East Sea). He also summed up results of the Boston Global Forum Initiative’s online conference which was on July 2 aiming at building a framework for peace and security in the Pacific, and suggested the Scenario model to deal with conflicts. Conflict in the Western Pacific has captured world attention. Conflict over competing claims for the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea have surfaced and led to confrontation. It … [Read more...] about Risks of unresolved area conflict: The challenge to turn enmity into amity