Education reform requires bold insight
Professor Ngo Bao Chau of the University of Chicago is the first Vietnamese mathematician to win a Fields Medal. He recently talked to Sunday Viet Nam News about the ongoing reform of Viet Nam's higher education. Tran Thu Van reports
Artist crafts inspired dolls for grownups
"Art dolls" are not toys for children. Rather, they are artistic creations that have become increasingly popular around the world. Tran Thu Hang has brought this style of contemporary art to Viet Nam. The artist talks with Dinh Phuong Linh about the many sources of inspiration for her handcrafted dolls as well as her philosophy on life and art.
Designer Nguyen Cong Tri, one of the biggest names in contemporary Vietnamese fashion, just returned from the Origin-Passion & Be Life exhibition in Italy's Vincenza. He spoke to Thy Khac about his career and international experience.
Tay Thi Nguyen, a 20-year-old college student from Long An Province, defied all odds to pursue education. Even after her parents burned all her books, she continued to find ways to read. A New York Times column detailed her courageous story, calling her "graduate of the year".
Le Ha Uyen wanted to share her passion for her native cuisine with her international friends, and in doing so she discovered the subtleties that made Vietnamese cuisine so diverse, Luong Thu Huong reports.
Nguyen Thuy Trang studied arts and media at L'E'cole superieure des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, from where she graduated in 2012. She received an award from the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association in 2010 and took part in the International Mini Textile Exhibition in France in 2012.
Park Noh Wan, the Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Viet Nam, recently became the first foreigner to receive the International Relations Doctoral Degree from the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam.
Le Thai Hoa, the Vietnamese-Canadian actor who plays General Nhuan in this summer's blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, tells Luong Thu Huong that his Hollywood experience has been rewarding in multiple ways.
What made the Giants of Asia tick?
Thomas Gordon Plate is an American journalist, university professor and internationally syndicated columnist. Over the last 18 years his column on Asia has regularly appeared in leading newspapers across the globe.
The Viet Nam Centre for the Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC) has been struggling hard to ensure due royalty payments for Vietnamese songwriters. The centre's director, songwriter Pho Duc Phuong, talks to Mai Chau about the road.
As a top graduate of the Department of Architecture from Tokyo University who has had many opportunities to work with top-notch architects around the world, Massaaki Iwamoto chose Viet Nam as the place to start his career in 2011. He explains his choice to Nhat Le.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.