Dr Hoang Yen at the Cultural Event of Asian Australians 2015

A teacher, “a bright crescent moon”, realises her dream upon her return to Vietnam after her PhD degree in Australia

Dr Vo Thi Hoang Yen is founder cum director of the Disability Resources and Development (DRD), and a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City Open University. “How she can have seemingly endless time, energy and enthusiasm to work and contribute to the society?” is a common question raised in admiration by her friends, colleagues, and students. In an interview with Education and Times Newspaper, Hoang Yen shared her desire, plans, and expectations after completing a PhD program under an Australia Awards Scholarship.

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Dr Vo Thi Hoang Yen and her musical talent

A Teacher, like the Sun shedding unconditional light

At Ho Chi Minh City Open University, there is a special lecturer who always impresses others by her bright smile, warm voice, and positive attitude. Students remember her for her engaging and lively lectures; colleagues admire her for her musical talent, and somehow, they forget a pair of crutches accompanying her every day. During the interview with Dr Vo Thi Hoang Yen, there were lyrics echoing in the author’s mind: “A teacher, like the Sun shedding unconditional light”!

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Australia Awards Scholarships opportunities available for Vietnam

Applications for the 2018 selection round of the Australia Awards Scholarship will be open from 1 February until 30 April 2018. Applicants can apply online at http://bit.ly/AustraliaAwardsScholarship. Results will be announced by the end of July 2018.

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Mr Nguyen Hong Minh and Ms Karen Lanyon

Australia supports the promotion of industry linkages with vocational education and training in Vietnam

On 14 December 2017, in Ho Chi Minh City, the Australian Government, through its Aus4Vietnam investment – Aus4Skills – launched the pilot Logistics Industry Reference Council to promote industry linkages with vocational education and training (VET) in partnership with the Government of Vietnam. This pilot council aims to draw on the example of Australia’s vocational education and training system and adapt it to Vietnam’s context with stronger engagement with the business community.

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Ambassador Craig Chittick and Prof. Dr Nguyen Thi Que Anh presenting scholarships to postgraduate students

Australia supports postgraduate education on Human Rights Law in Vietnam

On 12 December 2017, the Australian Government launched its support for the School of Law of the Vietnam National University Hanoi, to improve the quality of the postgraduate program on Human Rights Law until 2020. This support, delivered through Aus4Skills - an Aus4Vietnam investment, aims to assist the School to become a leading institution in human rights education in Vietnam. Fourteen postgraduate scholarships were presented at the event.

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