Universities still have too little autonomy – PM

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has bemoaned the slow process of delegating more power to universities to enhance their autonomy, saying the relevant agencies should accelerate the process to improve the quality of education, reports VietNamNet Bridge.

Chairing a meeting on autonomy at public universities in Hanoi, the prime minister said that making universities responsible for all their operations was the right policy and has delivered initial positive results. According to Dung, the autonomy aims to create motivation and a breakthrough in improving education quality, and to facilitate the sustainable development of universities.

However, the process has been moving slowly and should be speeded up so that universities could soon be autonomous in terms of finance, organisation, training, curricula and issuance of degrees and diplomas, Dung added.
Full report on the VietnamNet Bridge site