Ian Gibbons Vietnam will host its biggest investment promotion forum to date in London this week. What is your view on this? I’m excited about the forum for several reasons. First, it will create further synergies for the UK and Vietnam to work together, enhancing our already close co-operation. I hope that the forum will provide potential British investors with information about the opportunities in Vietnam and create a platform for policy dialogue for UK companies to share their thoughts. Also, I’m delighted that the forum will be hosted in the city of London, which is the global hub for financial services. We are proud that the UK is the world leader for financial services and insurance exports. We have the expertise, we have the experience, and we have global talent in London. The forum is co-hosted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance, the UK’s Department for International Trade, and the UK-ASEAN Business Council. I know how hard these organisations … [Read more...] about Bilateral UK relations set to soar ever higher
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Education is vital at a time when improving workforce quality is of most importance Photo: Le Toan The Vietnam M&A Forum 2019 The 11th Vietnam M&A Forum, co-organised by VIR and AVM Vietnam under the patronage of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, will take place at the GEM Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, August 6. Themed “Going for Breakthrough”, the Vietnam M&A Forum 2019 will feature in-depth discussions on M&A opportunities in the new era, and the necessary changes to boost the market in Vietnam and create win-win partnerships. Activities at the Vietnam M&A Forum this year will include the main conference with leading experts from Vietnam and abroad, award ceremonies for the best M&A deals and advisors of the 2018-2019 season, a networking dinner, the bilingual M&A Outlook publication, and the M&A Master Class for breakthrough growth. Investors and businesses can register for the event via these channels: Hotline: 024 … [Read more...] about Education funding reaches fever pitch
The Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City has large-scale postgraduate courses with 105 Masters and 79 PhD courses. Statistically, some 1,108 students registered for PhD courses and 7,152 for Masters till January 1, 2017. However, there has been a huge drop of graduates enrolled for postgraduate courses from 2012 to date. For instance, in 2012, some 10,000 graduates registered for the courses whereas just 2,912 in 2017. Worse, comparison of registered students in each school has shown clearly the alarming fall. The number of registered graduates for PhD courses and Masters in University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City slid from 57 and 3,464 in 2012 to 50 and 592 respectively now. Even admission quota of each institutions has also seen a decline especially Mater courses in Vietnam National University’s school members. In 2012, the quota was 3,550 for Master courses but it was 3,320 in 2017. Universities of Economics, Technology and Education, Transport, Law, Industry … [Read more...] about Why postgraduate enrolment falls ?
Science and technology firms will play an important role in Vietnam’s future plans The new slogan – Make in Vietnam – has been announced by the Vietnamese government as part of the efforts to show support to all businesses in Vietnam and turn the country into a regional technology hub. The announcement was made at last week’s national forum on developing Vietnamese technology companies in the presence of more than 1,000 delegates, including government officials, experts, and leaders of leading technology firms like FPT Group, Bkav and VCCorp. The event aimed to disseminate the government’s directions in developing technology companies and gather policy feedback. In recent years, Vietnam has seen breakthroughs in technology thanks to giants like Vingroup which last year gained global publicity by developing its own VinFast automobiles and VinSmart smartphone brand, and Viettel Group which is planning to roll out its 5G network next year. Within less than … [Read more...] about Mastering technology for Vietnam’s growth
The faculty also has sent lecturers to Vietnamese language courses in universities in France, Japan, South Korea, Tainwan ( China), Australia, Thailand and Cambodia. At the present, the faculty has been running 19 courses of Vietnamese with 271 students. 170 Korean students in universities such as Pusan, Chungwoon, Youngsan have graduated the Vietnamese course plus 98 master graduates of the first course. The faculty has also cooperated with higher education facilities in South Korea and Taiwan to run online courses and tests. Additionally, international seminars on Vietnamese learning and teaching have been held in Vietnam and many countries. By NGUYEN PHUC - Translated by KHANH NAM … [Read more...] about Thousands of Int’l students come to HCMC for learning Vietnamese