Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 4 Quality education

"Building a society of learning in the 2021-2030 period " project approved

The Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1373/QD-Ttg on July 30, approving the project “Building a society of learning in the 2021-2030 period “.The guiding point of view in the project clearly states: Continuing to build a society of learning on the basis of simultaneous development ...

UNICEF partnership brings equitable STEAM learning opportunities to Vietnamese children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and US non-profit organisation STEAM for Vietnam Foundation on June 15 announced a new long-term partnership to provide children in Vietnam with equitable learning opportunities on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) related areas, both online and offline, ...

PhD production plan: Will Project 89 go a new way?

Before launching Project 89 that aimed to produce 7,300 more lecturers with a doctoral degree, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) ran two projects on preparing human resources with doctoral and master’s degrees, worth trillions of VND.The state spent VND2.5 trillion on the project ...

Phuong Chi

STEM teaching does not need high level of funding: official

Many schools complain they don’t have money to organize STEM education but the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) says STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) does not always require a lot of money.Director of MOET’s Secondary Education Department Nguyen Xuan Thanh said at a ...

Thanh Hung

Universities' English language requirements may hinder rural students, experts warn

As more and more top Vietnamese universities consider prospective students’ English language ability for admission, concerns have been raised about inequality for students in rural areas. At least 30 universities have announced they would prioritise or enroll students who have IELTS certificate scores from 4.0 to ...

New development model needed for Mekong Delta: study

The Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta needs a new development model to tackle existing challenges it faces and develop in line with its potential, a ceremony held to release the 2020 Mekong Delta Economic Report in Cần Thơ City on December 14 heard. The report ...

Vocational schools told to foster entrepreneurship among students, modernise teaching methods

The Government’s Project 1665 for supporting students’ start-ups until 2025 has created favourable conditions for students who want to start their own business, and attracted the participation of enterprises, investment funds, other investors, and organisations and individuals in the country and abroad.Project 1665 was approved by the ...

Vietnam ranks first among region’s primary school student learning outcomes: report

Vietnam ranks first among Southeast Asian countries in terms of primary school student learning outcomes under the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) programme. The news was announced at an online conference of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) on December 1, held ...

Universities with autonomy lack right to hire lecturers

Covered by the Law on Public Employees, universities with autonomy don’t have the right to make decisions in recruitment, increase pay for talented lecturers, or dismiss incapable workers.The state wants to transfer autonomy in personnel to universities, but requires universities to recruit civil servants only. ...

Le Huyen

Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam facing challenges

Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam is facing challenges, particularly accountability and finances, according to Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son.Christophe Lemiere, Human Development Programme Manager of the World Bank in Vietnam, said despite the fact that Vietnam’s higher education had been ...

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