A tertiary education forum between Vietnam and Switzerland opened in Hanoi, attracting representatives from seven Swiss universities, 20 Vietnamese universities, and 15 Swiss businesses. The forum aims to promote cooperation between the two countries’ universities and education institutions.
It offered a chance for education organisations to discuss the development of private education, and necessary management skills for students who want to work at foreign invested companies in the context of globalisation. Educators also touched upon topics such as technique-infrastructure, finance-banking, management administration, and other services.
A survey recently conducted by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) shows that most graduates from universities and vocational schools have yet to meet business requirements for professional skills. In addition, many businesses, including 44 percent of foreign invested, have to run onsite training courses for new employees.
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Quang Quy said Vietnam will draw up a national standard training programme, increase links between schools and businesses, popularise English teaching, and standardise training syllabus at the tertiary education level.
He underlined the need to upgrade facilities, and increase investment in information and communication technology to renew teaching methods towards e-training.