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A website on Thang Long-Hanoi activated

In Politics-Society on March 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

A website on Thang Long-Hanoi activated

QĐND – Friday, March 19, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam News Agency on March 18th officially put the website with four versions of Vietnamese, English, Spanish and French into operation.

The website aims to introduce updated information on 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi and other beautiful landscapes throughout Vietnam to international and domestic audiences.

In addition, numerous activities relating to the economy and socio-culture will also be posted on this website.

Hundreds of items of news and articles in four languages have been included to date.

Notably, precious photos of ancient Hanoi and daily routines of Hanoians since as far back as the 19th century are available for viewers.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Ministry offers 1,000 scholarships

In Politics-Society on March 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Ministry offers 1,000 scholarships

QĐND – Friday, March 19, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

The Ministry of Education and Training is offering over 1,000 scholarships including 800 PhDs using the State budget for teachers, staff, government workers and excellent students.

The State has spent around 100 billion VND (5.3 million USD) annually since 2004 in this overseas training scheme, according to Bui Trung Thong, chief administrator of the ministry’s International Education Development Department.

Post-graduate students with excellent results who have been financially guarantee by public universities under the State’s management are eligible for the scholarships.
Candidates must be healthy, professional, able to speak the appropriate foreign language and morally sound.

According to the ministry, the scholarships will be prioritized to develop those who have signed long-term contracts with public universities, research institutes, high-tech zones and State-owned enterprises. However, they must commit to returning to their agencies or jobs in line with State requirements after graduating.

Candidates will also be prioritized if they work in industries such as science and technology; social science; economics and management; art; sports; pharmaceutical and medicine; agricultural forestry and aquaculture.

The ministry says applications will be accepted until May 1 this year.

“Studying and living in a developed country could help Vietnamese students access more advanced education systems, so I think I will apply for the scholarship,” said Nguyen Hoa Binh, a young teacher from the Biotechnology Department of the Hanoi University of Agriculture.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Hue city hosts educational technology seminar

In Politics-Society on March 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Hue city hosts educational technology seminar

QĐND – Friday, March 19, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

An international seminar on “educational technology and occupational environment in Vietnam ”was held in the former imperial city of Hue on March 18 under the auspices of Hue University and France ’s Toulouse University.

The event drew representatives from universities in France, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam and a number of international organisations.

The 21 reports presented at the seminar focused on the current state of the educational technology and occupational environment in Vietnam and other countries in the region, as well as on training technology in developed countries, engineers in charge of human resources management, and the latest techniques in educational technology and distance training.

Educational technology plays a crucial role in helping Vietnam integrate into the global economy, said the reports.

During the seminar, participants pointed out weaknesses in Vietnam’s educational technology, saying that tertiary education has not matched with employers’ demands and vocational training has failed to meet rural labour demands.

“Vocational training need to be renovated to match with the society’s practical requirements,” stressed Associate Professor Dr Ha Van Hoi from the Hanoi National University.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Party and State always pay special attention to the youth

In Politics-Society on March 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Party and State always pay special attention to the youth

QĐND – Friday, March 19, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan held a dialogue with the capital’s young people in Hanoi on March 19.

The young people were invited to share their ideas, expectations and worries with Mrs. Doan and leaders of ministries and departments. Mrs. Doan noted that the process of international integration creates big opportunities for Vietnam’s younger generations to become global citizens. But they should also be aware of their role and duties in the cause of national defence and construction, she said.

She expressed her pleasure at their serious and constructive attitudes towards local and national issues. These issues can motivate them to develop their youthful creativity and contribute their energy and enthusiasm to the cause of renovation, she said.

Mrs. Doan insisted that the Party and State place a very high value on the younger generations and hope they will make headway towards building a more powerful and prosperous country.

During the dialogue, the Vice President gave presents to 30 poor young people who have made valuable contributions to society.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

VUSTA to strengthen cooperation with NA agencies

In Politics-Society on March 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

VUSTA to strengthen cooperation with NA agencies

QĐND – Friday, March 19, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) held a workshop on “the consultative role of the VUSTA to National Assembly (NA) Committees” at the International Conference Centre in Hanoi on March 19.

The workshop involved representatives from NA agencies, the VUSTA and international organisations and scientists across the country.

They focused their discussions on the VUSTA’s capacity for providing consultancy, judgement and social expertise to NA committees, especially in policy making and planning.

In his opening speech, the VUSTA’s Acting President, Associate Professor Ho Uy Liem, reviewed the Union’s efforts in assisting NA committees over the years.

Vice Chairman of the NA office, Dr. Nguyen Sy Dung, emphasised the importance of the Union’s activities.

Other participants called for closer cooperation between the VUSTA and NA committees to encourage scientists to make further contributions to the country.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND