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(TVU) – 20.10.2016, the University Rector Board had a formal meeting with Representatives from Singaporean Enterprises consisting of Ms. Velle Niqo Tay, the Managing Director of the VNT Global Consulting and Mr. Song Thiam Chiok, the Senior Regional Manager of Singaporean DH limited liability company. Depth discussions of co-operative opportunities in fields of workforce training for hospitality and tourism were carried out.


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Ms. Velle Niqo Tay was pleased to inform that Tra Vinh University is recognized as one of Singaporean companies’ potential partners in investing programs for human resources consulting and training in hospitality and tourism.


Ms. Phung Thi Phuong Khanh, the Dean of School of Office Administration – Vietnamese Studies – Library, responded that the School has currently offered the Tourism Management program at Tra Vinh University. Ms. Khanh also revealed that this program is expected to train highly qualified workforce for tourism sector.


Additionally, Ms. Khanh informed that the school is going to host several important events in the near future including a Vietnamese – Japanese cross-cultural program and a conference on training highly qualified workforce for tourism development in Tra Vinh city.

On behalf of Tra Vinh University, the Vice-rector of TVU - Mr. Vo Hoang Khai expressed his pleasure with the productive outcomes of the meeting between TVU and the representatives from Singaporean companies. Mr. Khai also considered this meeting is a promising start for further co-operative opportunities between TVU and other Singaporean enterprises.

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By: Huynh, Ngoc Tai – TVU School of Foreign Languages

 

TVU– 12.10. 2016. The university officially launches Water Conservation for Domestic and Hygiene Use Project in Tra Vinh Province. The project is sponsored by the U.S Embassy in Bangkok with the capital value of USD 50,000.  


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This is a one-year project aiming to raise the awareness of water scarcity in the rural communities. The project also focuses on encouraging local residents to have effective water storage strategies for dry seasons and to minimize the risk of water scarcity as well as saline water invasion. Additionally, the expansion of implementing models on water-saving agriculture is another goal of this project.


The project is especially beneficial to households in three communes of Tra Vinh city  including Duc My, Dai An and My Chanh.  In the winter- spring crop of 2015-2016, Dai An and My Chanh experienced serious water shortages due to saline water invasion. This was the prime reason for failure in vegetable crops in these regions. Such an issue in water scarcity has also posed a major threat to over two thousands of households in Duc My commune.


With respect to the complete water solutions, Dr. Nguyen Thai Son, TVU Deputy Dean of School of Engineering and Technology, introduced a rainwater harvesting model. The model is equipped with a filtering system and a rainwater tank which is capable of containing 4 . Not only rainwater but also water from other sources can be stored in this model.


Additionally, Mr. Pham Chi Tung, Deputy Director of Center for Climate Change Adaptation Research and Community Development Support, informed that the center has successfully implemented water –saving irrigation techniques on taros and water-melons in Dai An and My Chanh communes. Such a measure effectively reduced approximately 30-40% amount of water consumption.


The project covers various activities including supplying rainwater tanks, fostering the implementation of water-saving models for vegetable culturing process, raising community awareness of saving water and conducting workshops in co-operation with relevant partners and local authorities. However, the project is expected to put greater emphasis on the first two activities.

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By: Huynh, Ngoc Tai – TVU School of Foreign Languages 

TVU, 13.10.2016 – The fourth year students of TVU School of Foreign Languages organized a mock press conference for the launch of Vietnamese version of UNESCO’s Story-based Investigative Journalism on October 13, 2016.


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The press conference speakers included seven students who rotated their roles as senior translators of the UNESCO’s Story-Based Inquiry: a Manual for Investigative Journalists.

 

These students tested their translation and public speaking skills by taking turns to interpret speeches to bilingual audiences and defend their method of translating the manual.

 

Led by Dr Ho Dac Tuc, students rotated to present the manual’s chapters that they translated and asked 24 participant-students to give constructive feedback.


“The mock press conference is solely created by students as part of their translation course assignments,” Tuc said. “The students run this very well and make a successful press conference.”


Students-participants said they were very happy with a positive experience for all involved.

 

 

News by Aloki Nodi

Photos by Nguyen Yen Thanh

(TVU) 23.9.2016. A formal meeting between the university Vice-rector, Dr Nguyen Tien Dung, and Mr. Masubuchi Haruo, the representative of Takeuchi Co-operative reached a mutual agreement that TVU third-year students can take paid- internships in Japan with the Takeuchi  Co-operative.


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Mr. Masubuchi Haruo informed that the company is always in great demand for workforce in a wide range of sectors including technology, agriculture, office administration and hospitality management. From their third-year at TVU, interested students can apply for internships in these sectors. Successful candidates will be trained prior to spending time working in Japan.

 

Additionally, Mr. Haruo suggested to establish a Japanese language centre at TVU so as to create more opportunities for Vietnamese students to take Japanese courses. He believes that such language courses help prospective employees from Vietnam to break the language barrier when considering working in Japan.  

 

On behalf of Tra Vinh University, Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, expressed his pleasure with the mutual agreements obtained by the university and the Takeuchi Co-operative. He considered this is a promising start for both TVU and Takeuchi Co-operative to have further co-operation programs in sending TVU students to experience internship in Japan. The university representative also promised that TVU will offer appropriate and relevant training curriculum for Vietnamese students to meet the requirements from Japanese companies especially the professional skills and language.


This is the third formal meeting between representatives of the Japanese company and TVU. The productive discussions between leaders of TVU and the Takeuchi Co-operative have brought about career opportunities to work in Japan for Vietnamese students of various majors ranging from Technology, Agriculture to Economics and other social science disciplines.

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By: Huynh, Ngoc Tai – TVU School of Foreign Languages

UNESCO-IHE offers a wide range of flexible, high quality, specialized educational solutions to respond to the needs of diverse clients from the professional water arena. Download the UNESCO-IHE Education and Training Guide 2017 from this page.

 

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Twelve brand new physical equipment has recently added to the four current pieces at the on-campus dormitory in early September to ginger up students to get sweaty.

 

All the old and brand new physical and fitness equipment was installed outdoorin front of blocks G2, G3, G4, and G5 to facilitate fitness activity for students living in the dorm.


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The outdoor gyms areas are surrounded by many trees providing shade for students. This is such a suitable arrangement for students to participate in moderate physical activity and for muscle strengthening activities. The equipment has attracted many students to train up physical activity levels.

 

The equipmentfeatures exercise bike, horizontal bar, leg extension machine, pull down machine, and mini air walking machine.

ThaoNhi, a third-year student, said:“The facility attracts a large number of students and teachers to get sweaty. I expect that dormitory will support and considerably buy more to avoid students’ queue up.

 

Although the number of physical and fitness equipment is until now insufficient to servestudents, it encourages students to exercise by making it more convenient so that they could be much healthier.

 

News & Photo: Do Bich Hong Nhung, Tran Thi Hong Gam, Dinh Thi Quynh Nhu, Nguyen Thao Nguyen (Year 4 English majors)

TVU, 22 September 2016 – The University officially launched the 9th Vietnamese – Hungarian Conference on Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development with the participation of more than 200 Vietnamese and international scientists in field of agriculture.


Following its success in the previous series of conferences, this 9th conference is co-organized by Tra Vinh University, Research Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation (HáGK) and Association Of Hungarian Small Animal Breeders For Gene Conservation (MGE). The conference theme for this year is “Research for Developing Sustainable Agriculture.”   

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Associate Prof. Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, The Rector of Tra Vinh University, said: “This international conference brings about opportunities for Vietnamese and international specialists to seek for ultimate models and co-operative activities for sustainable development in agriculture.”


The conference invited five keynote speakers to present research projects on various topics ranging from ideas for genetic conservation such as Gene rescue programme to protect local farm animal breeds and ecotypes in the Carpathian basin: “The gene ring” – “A gengyuru” (by Prof. Dr. Szalay István, Director of Research Centre for Farm Animal GeneConservation, Hungary), Genetic conservation of Viet Nam animals (by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Duc, Subeditor of Journal of Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technics, Vietnam.) to climate change adaption in agriculture such asSmart agriculture adapting climate change (by Dr. Nguyen Thanh My, President and CEO of RYNAN AgriFoods, Vietnam), Developing Aquaculture climate change(by Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Vice rector of Can Tho University, Vietnam) and Regional linkage and adapting climate change (by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Sanh, Director of Mekong Delta Development Research Institute, Can Tho University, Vietnam).


“The conference received more than 60 relevant research projects from Vietnamese and international experts in agriculture for conference proceedings”, said Dr Lam Thai Hung, the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Aquaculture, Tra Vinh University.


Lecturers of Tra Vinh University contribute more than 10 papers on a wide range of topics including the application of technology to enhance seed quality and quantity in the landscape of climate change.


The afternoon sessions include in-depth discussions and analysis on potential approaches to cope with the burning issues of agricultural development as well as genetic conservation, and post-harvesting technology.


The conference attracted the participation of international scientists in field of agriculture from Hungary, America, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. The next conference is going to be organized in Hungary in 2018. 

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By: Huynh, Ngoc Tai – TVU School of Foreign Languages 

TVU, 22.9.2016 – TVU SFL is aiming to turn evening into really special class time with the launch of a series of English Enhancement and Special Topics Workshops on every Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


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The first workshop started on Monday 19.9 in the School Language Lab offering interested students  practical tips for taking the IELTS reading test.

 

The workshop, initiated by deputy dean Dr Ho Dac Tuc, is free for all TVU English majors and the class is limited to the maximum capacity of 30 learners who have registered on the basis of first come first serve.

 

These weekly workshops aim to target students who face misconception of a wide range of academic topics during class time. Topics covered include strategies for IELTS exam, basic grammatical structures, vocabulary skills, learning methodologies and other themes depending on students’ academic needs.

 

The School’s lecturer who conducted the first workshop, Mr. Huynh Ngoc Tai, led participants through  IELTS Reading test sections including Information on task types from Cambridge, Test-takers’ experience and Suggestions for IELTS preparation on reading skills.

 

Mr. Tai said:  “The purpose of the first topic is to share our experiences in the real IELTS exam conditions of reading skills and give some suggestions for students to prepare prior to taking IELTS tests. I hope that the attendees find them practical and successfully apply them in the real IELTS exams.”

 

“With the instructor’s convincing and clear explanations for each type task, I learn necessary techniques and gain motivation for the IELTS test. I am really thankful to the School for organizing such a meaningful workshop. I hope that I can attend more interesting workshops in the future,” said Trinh Hoang Son, English junior from Class DA14NNA.

In-depth analysis combined with specific examples and test – takers’ real experience contributed to the success of this workshop. This reduces the participants’ pressure and increases their motivation for test practicing.

 

“I have tried to do the IELTS sample - tests from Cambridge, but I was not satisfied with my results. This workshop helps me recognize what I should improve and makes me more interested in IELTS tests achievement,” said Nguyen Ngoc Quoc Cuong, Year 4 English major (Class DA13NNAA).

 

Interested English majors are welcomed to the workshop to polish their English in a fun and seasonal way. Students are advised to reserve seats for specific topics via a link provided in a weekly announcement on the School's website. 

 

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Photo: Aloki Nodi

The newly-refurbished foreign language library officially opened to students on September 5 2016 in the TVU Foreign Languages School is longing for readers.


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The library is equipped with air-conditioning and high speed Wi-Fi, and offers a light and spacious academic study environment. A large number of books are available on shelves,  most of them are from prominent publishing companies including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Penguine.

 

“With more than 120 English and Vietnamese bilingual books and English materials recently purchased for the library, students can access a variety of materials including fiction and non-fiction for pleasure and expanding their general knowledge after school hours,” said Mr. Huynh Ngoc Tai, an English lecturer.

 

In contrast to Mr. Tai’s expectation, students show less interest in the new library. “No one comes here so far,” said Mr. Quang, a volunteer student assigned to serve the library.

 

The School of Foreign Languages has recently spent almost VND 100,000,000 on print books and magazines. Inside the library decorations include banners and posters showing tips for IELTS testing as well as the timelines of world literature.

 

 “The declining interest in reading culture among our students is partially due to the influence of electronic media,” said deputy dean Dr Ho-Dac Tuc. “To ginger up the reading habit, faculty and students need to instill the value of reading and it takes time to break a habit.”

 

The last few days have seen an increasing number of student-readers visiting the library.

 

News by Chau Phi Runh and Ly Kim Minh Quang, Year 4 English majors

Friday, 09 September 2016 15:41

USA Scholarships

 

https://vn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grant-and-scholarship-opportunities

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/yseali_academic_fellows.html
Applicant: young leaders aged 18-25 years
Applications deadline: May 23, 2016 (annually)

Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#eta
Term: 4 weeks
Applicant: high school student
Application deadline: August, 2016 (annually)

Professional Fellows On-Demand Program: Building Think Tank Influence and Effectiveness
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/vietnam/8621/scholarships/2016professional_fellows_on_demand_think_tank.pdf
Applicant: professionals aged 25-45 years
Applications deadline: May 31, 2016 (annually)

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/vietnam/8621/scholarships/humphrey2017-announcement.pdf
Term: 12 months
Applicant: professionals aged 28-45 years
Application deadline: August 1, 2016

Vietnamese Scholar Program
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/fvsc.html
Term: 3 – 9 months
Applicant: Master or Ph.D degree
Application deadline: October 15, 2016 (annually)

Vietnamese Fulbright Scholar Program
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#usscholar
Term: 3 – 10 months
Application deadline: October, 2016 (annually)
Applicant: Ph.D degree

Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI)
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#eta
Term: 5-6 weeks
Applicant: college student, educator, scholar
Application deadline: December, 2016 (annually)

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#eta
Term: 5 – 10 months
Applicant: college student
Application deadline: September, 2016 (annually)

Undergraduate Intensive English Language Study Program (UIELSP)
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#eta
Term: 8 weeks
Applicant: college student
Application deadline: November, 2016 (annually)

Fulbright Vietnamese Student Program
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#usscholar
Term: Master program (2 years)
Applicant: graduate
Application deadline: April, 2017 (annually)

Small Grants Program for civil society organizations
http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/educational_exchange.html#eta
Applicant: civil society organization
Application deadline: March, 2017 (annually)

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