The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has recently announced a plan to produce 7,300 more lecturers with a doctoral degree and more than 300 university lecturers with a master's degree in culture, arts, physical training or sports. This is part of Project 89 on improving the capability of lecturing and managerial staff at tertiary education establishments to meet the requirements on fundamental and comprehensive reform in education and training in the 2019-2030 period. Project 89 was approved by the Prime Minister on January 18, 2019. University lecturers would be sent to training courses for doctoral degree under three ways. They may experience full-time training in Vietnam, full-time training overseas, or training both in Vietnam and overseas. Schools are responsible for managing and distributing scholarships under Project 89 to the lecturers sent to training courses. They also will have responsibility to return the scholarship if the lecturers violate regulations. … [Read more...] about PhD project: what if lecturers overseas don’t return to Vietnam?
Vietnam’s regulations on the prevention and control of COVID-19 stipulate that individuals must wear face masks in public or risk being subject to fines. Pursuant to Government Decree No. 117/2020, those who fail to wear face masks in public may wind up being fined VND1-3 million (US$43-130). According to the decree, public spaces are defined as areas that serve the needs of many people, such as crowded venues, sidewalks, and roadways. The Ministry of Health’s Decision No. 1053, issued on February 6, breaks down face mask requirements in specific locations. In apartment buildings, it is mandatory for all residents to don face masks immediately after exiting their flats. Managers and employees of local apartment complexes are obliged to keep their face masks on at all times while working. Passengers are required to wear face masks at all bus and train stations, as well as on all means of public transportation. Drivers, managers, and staff members at bus and train stations … [Read more...] about What do we need to know about Vietnam’s face mask mandate?
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES HCMC- New play for children to be staged at dance school May 9, 3pm HCM City Dance School, 155 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, D3 The play is based on the short story collection for children The World’s Worst Children, by English bestselling author David Walliams. The collection revolves around five beastly boys and five gruesome girls. The performance will feature young actors from the Dragonfly Youth Theatre. Tickets: VND150,000 and can be bought at https://forms.gle/RMVEpMT7wmi1X2Fa7. French musical ‘Les Misérables’ tours April 16-18, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi May, National Dance and Music Festival, Dak Lak Province Early June, Ho Chi Minh City Featuring famed historical French musical ‘Les Misérables’ by Victor Hugo. With participation of local artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet Theatre (VNOB), foreign artists from Hanoi Voices Choir, along with director Nguyen … [Read more...] about What’s on May 3-9 (Daily updated)
The exhibition entitled “Voyeuristic” conveying artistic insights into the voyeuristic nature of our digitized world. The “Images from the Secret Stasi Archives” by Simon Menner The four chapters are presented by four photographers are “Images from the Secret Stasi Archives” by Simon Menner (born 1978); “The Traveller” by Jens Sundheim (1970); the series ‘No Tips No Show’ by David Schikora (1983), and ‘Daemon’ by Malte Sänger (1987). The exhibition is opened for free entrance. Opening hour: 9am to 9pm daily from My 2 to 9 at Goethe Institut Hanoi, No 56-58-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. In the last century, observation of public spaces and private individuals was still a privilege of espionage and state security. According to organizing board, for the last thirty years, the tools of observation have been penetrating ever further, into all public spaces and more and more into the private sphere. The observation of others and the introspection … [Read more...] about Exhibition “Voyeuristic”
"China's strategy is being implemented with a power-based approach versus a rules-based approach," said Cmdr. Jonathan Odom, Military Professor of International Law, Marshall Center for Security Studies. He was speaking Tuesday at a virtual webinar on the "Rule of Law and Gray Zone Activities in the East and South China Seas," hosted by Pacific Forum, a non-profit, foreign policy research institute based in Honolulu, Hawaii, the U.S. Odom noted that China's strategy has recently been called cabbage strategy, salami slicing, or win without fighting at sea. Beijing is trying to demonstrate superiority in the situation and to trouble others while refraining for provoking countries enough to trigger use of force and self-defense. He called them "gray activities." In the United Nation Charter, there is a provision that an armed attack triggers the right of self-defense of the country that's being attacked. Most countries take the view that while the right to self-defense is triggered … [Read more...] about Might’s right: China uses military muscle to override legal shortcomings