Many universities running without rectors

Many universities in Vietnam make do without rectors. Others seem to have a problem retaining rectors, changing them frequently. And still more employ sub-standard rectors, reports Tien Phong for VietNamNet Bridge.

The Ha Hoa Tien people-founded university in Ha Nam province has been operating with no rector for three years. It had four rectors from 2007 to 2011, all approved by the Ha Nam provincial authorities. However, all of them eventually departed. Some stayed for two years, while another left after just two weeks. Some unofficial rectors also came and left.

Professor Dr Nguyen Van Thai was the first rector of the university which, during his tenure, was successful in recruiting a number of professors and scientists. The qualified teaching staff helped investors quickly obtain an operating licence from the watchdog agency.

But shortly after obtaining the licence Dang Le Hoa, president of Ha Hoa Tien, unilaterally terminated the contracts of most of the lecturers.
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