University heads endorse shortening of training periods

A decision to shorten training periods in universities has been applauded by university leaders, who say it is in line with international practice, reports VietNamNet Bridge.

Under the national framework newly approved by the prime minister, the duration of university training will be cut to 3-5 years from 4-6 years. It will take 1-2 years to obtain a masters degree and three to four years to get a doctorate. Compared with current regulations, the time will be cut by one year for university education, unchanged for masters training and one year longer for PhDs.

Nguyen Phong Dien, head of the university training division of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, said that three-year training for a bachelor degree is a growing tendency in the world and should be applied in Vietnam. Do Van Dung, rector of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, said that shortening the training time will match the trend of the modern times and the working culture in the new era.
Full report on the VietNamNet Bridge site