VietNamNet Bridge - The dispute between Da Nang City authorities and professionals who have studied abroad with city funding reveals the problems with the program on attracting talented experts. Da Nang authorities, in an effort to attract talented workers to the city, launched 10 years ago Project 922 which sent excellent researchers and university lecturers to overseas training courses with city funding. The trainees promised to come back to Da Nang and work for city agencies. It is estimated that about VND600 billion has been disbursed in the last 10 years to fund the studies of Project 922. However, many researchers did not return and stayed overseas to seek better job opportunities or continue studying. As a result, Da Nang City has sued the trainees, asking to reimburse the training cost. A question has been raised if Da Nang and other cities/provinces should continue running the program. Long and city authorities signed a contract which stipulates that … [Read more...] about Will Da Nang’s plan to attract talent fail?
VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi has decided that it can pay the salaries 20 times higher than the usual levels in order to attract talents. This is one of a series of new policies laid down by the city’s authorities after the Capital Law took effects on July 1. The “talents” to enjoy the high salaries could be those who come first at the graduation exams of domestic universities, or the bachelors who finish foreign universities at excellent grade. They would also be the PhDs, pharmacists or doctors with level No. 2, the teachers or lecturers with the high achievements in training students who can obtain high prizes at national or international competitions, the sportsmen or artists who win national or international prizes, the leading experts and scientists, craftsmen who receive honorable titles from the State, The talented persons would be recruited by the Hanoi state agencies without having to attend any exams, while they would enjoy the high salaries which are … [Read more...] about Hanoi hopes to attract talents by offering sky high salaries
Vietnam should have policy to attract talent Fields Medalist Professor Ngo Bao Chau and representatives of America’s University of Chicago met HCMC’s government and department of science and technology, and the Vietnam National University of HCMC last week. He has taken up the post of scientific director of the Hanoi-based Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. The professor spoke with local media on the sidelines of the meeting. Following are excerpts of the talk. What will you do to help HCMC do scientific research at high level? - Professor Ngo Bao Chau: I hope the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics will attract mathematics experts in HCMC and the country’s south as a whole. They will be university lecturers, students, and postgraduates going to Hanoi to work for a certain period of time. Then we will set up a mathematics research group. As director of the institute, what is your plan for the institute? - The new position requires me … [Read more...] about Vietnam should have policy to attract talent
(Cinet)- On 10 March, at the Theatre of the city, Ho Chi Minh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism carried out the 2009 work plan. In the last few years, all the fields of propaganda, cultural heritage preservation, arts performance, family culture, festivals, gymnastics and sports, tourism, inspection work…have obtained bright achievement. However, a number of restrictions still exist, for example investing in material facilities, forming cultural institutions, managing and preserving cultural vestiges and heritages, combating and preventing bad cultural penetration… In the forthcoming time, Ho Chi Minh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is applying preferential regimes to attract talents at all fields with a view to increasing quality and forming level in the culture, sports and tourism activities in the integration trend. … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh city: Applying preferential regimes to attract talents in the culture, sports and tourism fields
VietNamNet Bridge - Low pay in Vietnam is one of the reasons Vietnamese talents do not return after they finish study overseas. However, experts believe that Vietnam will fail to attract talent if it just tries to increase salaries. Professor Nguyen Lan Dung, a renowned scientist in Vietnam, said at a workshop on the strategy to attract young talents held recently that his daughter, who received a doctorate in the US, now works in Vietnam and receives VND3.5 million ($150) a month in salary from the State. Meanwhile, she has to pay VND4 million a month to a home helper. However, Dung does not think Vietnam should increase salaries to invite more scientists to work. “I believe that attracting talents by increasing the pay for scientists doesn’t work because the policy is not suitable in Vietnamese conditions. I don’t expect to see the state offer higher pay to my daughter,” he said. How to attract talent to Vietnam and restrain the brain-drain? Dung … [Read more...] about Vietnam will fail if it only raises salaries to attract talented graduates