Several major public universities in HCMC have lately faced a lack of a rector. Though these educational institutes are still operating normally, this prolonged lack has created grave problems for their plans and development strategies.
Speaking at the ceremony yesterday held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) to honor the typical scientific and technological intellectuals of 2022, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the Party has consistently identified science and technology ( S&T ) as the national policy and the team of Vietnamese science and technology intellectuals is the core of the policy.
In the race of AI development, besides infrastructure investment, it is necessary for all nations, including Vietnam, to focus on human resources growth. Aware of that, the Central Party and the Government have wholeheartedly supported higher educational institutes to train high-quality AI human resources to satisfy the market needs, in hope of fostering innovative ideas for AI implementation in life.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has just released a circular on determining enrolment quota for doctoral, master, bachelor degrees as well as college degree in preschool education (Circular No.3). The fact that universities are now allowed to be autonomous in deciding this quota, with corresponding responsibility, has raised much concern among experts in the field.
According to the enrollment schedule of the Ministry of Education and Training, universities have to complete the download of virtual filter results and conduct the final admission exam from 16:30 to 17:30 on September 15 to announce its qualifying scores as well the list of successful candidates with high scores in the high school graduation exam scores in 2021.
Observing Decision No.749/QD-TTg, issued by the Prime Minister on June 3, 2020 about the national digital transformation program until 2025, several universities throughout Vietnam, public or not, are wholeheartedly initiating this process by varying degrees.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, freshmen are worried about tuition fee and financial burden during the academic year; therefore, many universities have cooperated with businesses and banks to support students by establishing financial resources, awarding scholarships, subsidizing bank interest rates.
Due to the complexity of the Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam, students in all universities are demanded to stay home. This has led to several financial problems for state universities, especially those with financial autonomy, and private ones nationwide.
A shortage of instant hand sanitizer due to the severe nCoV outbreak has urged many universities nationwide to create their own products not only to help ease the market demands but also to serve their students.
With expectation to mutually assist each other in carrying out research and build good relationship as well as in the field of cybersecurity, 13 universities in the southeast and the Mekong delta together signed an agreement to cybersecurity league.