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 on training science and technology officers at foreign training facilities with state funds, under Project 322. The budget allocated for the training in 2000 was VND100 billion. However, Project 322 lasted only 10 years.

After Project 322 ended, the Prime Minister on June 7, 2010 signed a decision on approving a project on producing university lecturers with doctorates for universities and junior colleges in 2010-2020, or Project 911. However, a series of problem had arisen by 2016 and many goals were unreachable. MOET then had to stop enrollment in 2017.

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Phuong Chi