Ministry to limit the universities offering PhD training

The country has almost 100 universities that offer PhDs, but not many of them are “effective”, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son has said, writes Le Nguyen for VNExpress.

Addressing a meeting on higher education held in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday 1 August, he said 30-40% of the country’s 240 universities have PhD programmes, too high a number, which makes the quality “inconsistent”. Due to their lack of resources, they are able to cover only a few majors, he said.

His ministry plans to set regulations to limit the number of universities offering PhD programmes, and “it has to be done drastically to make sure not just any university can train PhDs”.
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