Van Hien University’s IT and hotel management majors in HCM City are awarded quality accreditation certificates by the Quality Management Department and Centre for Education Quality Accreditation at Da Nang University on April 5. (Photo courtesy of the university) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Universities nationwide are paying more attention to educational quality accreditation and assurance from domestic and international organisations and centres. The universities have set up educational quality assurance committees that offer teachers' guidance in training methodology and assessment to meet criteria in quality accreditation. According to Dr Dinh Thanh Viet, head of the educational quality assurance committee at Da Nang University, it is difficult for university lecturers to change, but when they recognise the importance and the benefits for students to receive quality accreditation, they are ready to do. Rector of Ho Chi Minh City University of Education Huynh Van Son said … [Read more...] about More universities seek quality accreditation from domestic, int’l organisations
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The Ministry of Science and Technology signs an MoU with the Vietnam National University-HCM City at a conference on human resource development in the materials industry (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam has advantages to develop a materials industry but has not developed in line with its potential, Tran Tuan Anh , Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, said at a conference held on April 10 in Ho Chi Minh City. “Domestic materials still have not met the demand of main manufacturing industries , which has led to dependence on imported ones,” Anh said. The low competitive capacity of the materials industry was because of limited technology, quality, costs, and manufacturing competence. Lack of qualified human resources for the materials industry was also one of the causes for the limitation, he said. “The country’s industrial development, international trade agreements, and Industry 4.0’s influence require Vietnam to have a new … [Read more...] about Materials industry faces shortage of qualified staff, researchers
The central highlands Gia Lai Province, in co-operation with Man and the Biosphere Programme, an intergovernmental scientific programme of UNESCO, has completed a dossier for the World Biosphere Reserve recognition of Kon Ha Nung Highlands. Two gray-shanked douc langurs (pygathrix cinerea) – the world's largest troop living in the central region of Vietnam -- are found living in the national Kon Ka Kinh Park in Gia Lai Province. The province has sent a dossier for the World Biosphere Reserve recognition of Kon Ha Nung Highlands in the province. Photo courtesy of Frankfurt Zoological Society A total area of 413,511ha of Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Chu Rang natural reserve is discussed in the dossier. The central provincial sub-department of forest protection confirmed to Việt Nam News the preparatory works, which had been built in 2018-20, was sent to UNESCO last September for approval. It said the UNESCO recognition of the reserve would help protect and … [Read more...] about Kon Ha Nung to promote World Biosphere Reserve recognition
Editor's note: The story below is written by Pham Doan Tien Dung, a Vietnamese living in Ho Chi Minh City, in response to Tuoi Tre News ' discussion on pho in the north and south of Vietnam. It was edited by Tuoi Tre News for clarity, consistency, and coherence. As a southerner having lived in Ho Chi Minh City for most of my life, southern pho absolutely gets my preferential treatment. My go-to pho restaurant is Pho Nga, which is located in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City. As usual, the aromatic smell of pho arouses my appetite prior to entering the shop. As a herb-lover, there is nothing more exciting than having a steaming hot pho served in front of me together with piles of herbs. Relishing Pho Nga gives me a chance to season the soup to satisfy my taste with a squeeze of lime and chili sauce, which is my kind of thing. Pho is arguably a world-class cuisine that the majority of Vietnamese people always take pride in. Generally, a massive influx of … [Read more...] about Vietnam cuisine: No matter what ‘pho’ you crave, try it and you’ll like it!