A lot of new universities have opened, while the number of the lecturers with doctorates has not increased accordingly. Universities are really thirsty for the lecturers with high academic titles. Therefore, many bogus and false PhDs have appeared. Schools show lists of “virtual PhDs” Deputy President of a junior college in Ho Chi Minh City which plans to be upgraded into a university, said that one could be easily fooled if he looks at the list of the lecturing staff of universities. The lists may include a lot of lecturers with doctorate, but they are from other schools and their names have been “borrowed”. In many other cases, the names of the PhDs are just “bogus names” because the PhDs do not exist in reality. People founded universities admitted that the key lecturers mostly come from state owned schools who give lectures under the hired labour contracts signed with the people founded schools. The Saigon Technique and Economics College publicly … [Read more...] about Bogus, false PhDs appear at universities
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Annual blood donation event held in Hanoi Addressing the gathering, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen highlighted the remarkable achievements of the blood donation movement in Viet Nam over the past two decades, with more than 8.2 million units of blood collected and the number of donors increasing every passing year. According to Dr Nguyen Anh Tri, head of the festival's organising board, in addition to easing blood shortages after the Lunar New Year holiday, the event, with its message of "Sharing red blood, giving hope," will help raise public awareness about the need to donate blood. This year's drive is expected to collect between 6,000 and 7,000 units of blood from 10,000 donors. It is being held in almost all localities nationwide until March 15. Fog, rain disrupt normal life in Ha Giang The Northeast monsoon showers have brought the temperatures down in the northern province of Ha Giang during the past few days, said the provincial Hydrometeorology Centre. … [Read more...] about Social News Headlines 17/2
Germany, Australia support climate change The Governments of Germany and Australia have provided non-refundable aid worth over EUR18 million to a climate change adaptation programme in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta. The Integrated Coastal and Mangrove Protection/Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems Programme (ICMP/CCCEP) operating in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam, costing a total of EUR20 million, will be implemented in An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Soc Trang provinces over the next 36 months. Juergen Hess from the German International Cooperation (GIZ) said the aim of ICMP/CCCEP is to assist Vietnam to manage coastal ecosystems, enhance resilience and reduce the risk of injury to fauna, protect the Mekong River Delta, increase awareness of the environment and create sustainable livelihoods for local people. Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan notes that the programme complements the Vietnamese Government’s … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 29/3
Bullet train gets a second look The Ministry of Transport is conducting a new feasibility study for the construction of North-South Express Railway, with a focus on two initial sections – Ha Noi - Vinh and HCM City - Nha Trang. The study has been initiated after the National Assembly last June rejected the complete 1,570km North-South Express Railway project, saying the cost of US$55.85 billion was prohibitive. "We have to build an express railway, but every step of the construction will be studied carefully and properly and we are conducting a new feasibility study for that," said Transport Minister Ho Nghia Dung. He told the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper that the study would define clearly the technology to be used, capital mobilisation, project process and construction duration as required by the National Assembly. Dung estimated the study would take two to three years to complete and would include an investigation into the country's resources and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 13.1
Danang has been designated by the central government to be the core city of the Key Economic Zone in central Vietnam, the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the terminal point of the East-West Corridor linking with Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. It is clear that Danang's location makes it a strategic location from which your business can access potentially rich Vietnamese and other Asian markets. I. STRATEGIC LOCATION The coastal city of Danang is situated at the very heart of Vietnam, 759km from Hanoi and 960km from Ho Chi Minh City. It lies on the north-south communications axis of land ( National Road 1A), rail, sea and air routes. Danang borders Thua Thien - HueProvince in the north, QuangNamProvince in the south and the west, and the EasternSea in the east. It is located in a typical tropical area influenced by monsoons with an annual average temperature of 25.7C. The city has a natural land area of 1,256km2 and a population of 887,069 as of 01 April 2009. … [Read more...] about Why invest in Danang?