BVIS student ambassadors participated in Global Goals Summit and the High-level Political Forum at UNICEF in July BVIS has grown quickly and impressively over the past five years. To what do you attribute this success and growth? Mark Sayer, principal of BVIS Hanoi The value of any school is not to be found exclusively in academic or examination results but rather in the nurturing of the whole child. Of course, we are proud of our academic achievements. It is especially pleasing to hear of the recognition of the outstanding success of students in such subject areas as computer science, psychology, maths and music. It confirms the strength of our approaches to teaching and learning, and shows how well qualified and ready for the world’s leading universities our students are. But what about our younger students? How are we preparing them for a longer term view of intellectual inquiry and curiosity? These young people are just as important at this early stage and we take … [Read more...] about BVIS nurturing children with balanced approach
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An individual of the endangered red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus)in the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve. — Photo courtesy of Bùi Văn TuấnViet Nam News Sơn Trà Nature Reserve is in Đà Nẵng. It is a home to red-shanked douc langurs. Bùi Văn Tuấn enjoys exploring the reserve where he is part of a study group that counted one thousand three hundred langurs in the reserve. Bùi Văn Tuấn and his colleagues spent a year following them. Having graduated with a degree in biology and environmental studies from the Đà Nẵng Teachers’ Training College, Bùi Văn Tuấn has explored remote forests across central Việt Nam to conduct his scientific research on primate species and their diets, as well as the rich forest biodiversity of the region. The 4,439ha Sơn Trà Nature Reserve in Đà Nẵng has been his favourite … [Read more...] about Counting langurs in the forests
Viet Nam News On the occasion of Swiss National Day, Ambassador Beatrice Maser Mallor shares her country’s development story. Switzerland celebrates its 727th anniversary on August 1. A mountainous country located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland traces its origins to 1291, when a defensive alliance of three cantons (provinces) was formed. It quickly expanded over the next two centuries into a loose confederation of sovereign cantons. After a short period of centralized government during the Napoleonic period and the confirmation of its present borders at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Switzerland became a federal State through the promulgation of a modern constitution in 1848. Rapid industrialization and economic development went hand in hand with the granting of extensive civil and political rights, including elements of direct democracy, for which the country has become famous. Switzerland does not have many natural resources and does not have access to the sea. In … [Read more...] about Swiss prosperity: What’s behind the success story?
VietNamNet Bridge - While university “spin-offs” occur in developed countries, it remains an unfamiliar concept in Vietnam. The co-working space BKHoldings reserves for startups Ten years ago, the Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST) became the first tertiary education establishment in Vietnam to ask for the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) permission to set up BKHoldings, a system of businesses to capitalize the school’s intellectual properties – achievements from its scientific research. Though it is leading technology university in Vietnam, HUST still has difficulties in stimulating innovation and encouraging startups. When asked why Vietnam’s universities still cannot generate successful spin-offs, some analysts said the problem lies in limited financial capability. However, Nguyen Trung Dung, CEO of BKHoldings of HUST, believes the biggest obstacle is in the inadequate awareness of the importance of … [Read more...] about University spin-offs difficult to establish because of outdated thinking
New hospital building delayed due to slow compensation for residents A design of the new facility for HCM City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics. Source http://www.medinet.hochiminhcity.gov.vn Slow compensation for residents affected by the construction project has delayed construction on a new facility for HCM City Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics for six years. The project to build the new facility was approved by the Prime Minister in 2010. In 2011, investors designed to build a 5,000-square metre facility, which was later expanded to more than 7,000 square metres. HCM City People’s Committee has instructed the authorities of Bình Chánh District, where the new facility will be located, and investors to speed up the construction many times, but the project still has not yet been started. In 2016, for instance, the committee required that the project begin in December of that year and would be expected to be completed this year. According to the … [Read more...] about Social News 4/4 (Hourly Updated)