‘Cocoon’ winner at ‘Housing solution for disaster areas’ contest
Tuesday,  Dec 5,2017,23:43 (GMT+7)
“Cocoon” as a housing architecture model by a group of students from the Dalat-based Camus of the HCMC Architecture University, has just won the first prize of a contest named “Housing solution for disaster areas” organized by TOTO Vietnam. The three students, comprising Pham Quang Linh, Cao Hoang Son and Huynh Thi Thuy Dung, outperformed 35 other groups to bag the award with a cash prize of VND15 million at a ceremony in HCMC last Saturday.
Wildlife photographer captures rhino suffering to win award
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,23:33 (GMT+7)
Wildlife photographer of the year winner Brent Stirton says he visited over 30 rhino poaching scenes before he could a find dead carcass that portrayed the rhino’s suffering in the last hours of life.
Second Vietnamese poet wins Cikada award
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,17:06 (GMT+7)
Vietnamese poet Mai Van Phan has become the second Vietnamese poet to get Sweden’s Cikada literary award for his contributions to protecting the inviolability of life through his great poems, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
University students to stage dramas in English
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,17:05 (GMT+7)
Students of English at the HCMC Open University will perform dramas in English adapted from American literary works at the HCMC Drama Theater in downtown HCMC on December 9, 15, 16 and 23.
Polish President Andrzej Duda meets Vietnam alumni
Thursday,  Nov 30,2017,22:45 (GMT+7)
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his spouse Agata Kornhauser-Duda had a meeting with Vietnamese alumni of Polish universities on the occasion of the President’s State visit to Vietnam, according to local media reports.
Dilmah brings tea to Vietnam
Wednesday,  Nov 29,2017,22:18 (GMT+7)
Dilmah, a tea brand from Sri Lanka, has made its debut in Vietnam.
Over 5,000 join HCMC int’l marathon
Tuesday,  Nov 28,2017,23:07 (GMT+7)
More than 5,000 athletes from 44 countries on Sunday participated in the Techcombank HCMC International Marathon.
French teacher inspires Vietnam students to improve French proficiency
Tuesday,  Nov 28,2017,23:07 (GMT+7)
Hervé Fayet, a French teacher at the Institute of Cultural Exchanges with France (Idecaf) in District 1, HCMC has persistently helped young Vietnamese students learn the French language over the past 25 years. 
Winner of logo design contest named
Tuesday,  Nov 28,2017,18:22 (GMT+7)
Belgian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dirk Achten and his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son unveiled the winning logo for the celebration of 45 years of diplomatic relations during the reception on the occasion of Belgium’s King’s Day on November 23.
French consulate general honors teachers of French
Friday,  Nov 24,2017,00:04 (GMT+7)
More than 100 teachers of the French language at high schools and universities in HCMC and Can Tho City on Tuesday night attended a meeting at the French consul general’s residence in District 1, HCMC on the occasion of the Vietnam Teachers’ Day.
Young Vietnamese violinist wins top prize at int’l competition
Thursday,  Nov 23,2017,18:21 (GMT+7)
Young talented violinist Cao Hoang Linh bagged first prize in the Junior B group at the International Music Competition which wrapped up in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 18, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
Vietnam ranks 34th in world’s list of English proficiency index
Wednesday,  Nov 22,2017,00:00 (GMT+7)
Vietnam took the 34th place out of 80 countries and territories around the world in terms of English proficiency index, down three notches compared to last year, according to the latest annual English Proficiency Index announced by Education First (EF), a private international education company. 
Festival highlights Vietnam-Korea cultural exchange
Tuesday,  Nov 21,2017,23:59 (GMT+7)
During 23 days of the HCMC-Gyeongju World Cultural Festival 2017, thousands of city inhabitants, international tourists and the Korean community converged at some of the city’s famous sightseeing spots to partake in a variety of cultural exchange activities between Vietnam and South Korea.
Hanoi hosts Italy-ASEAN week
Monday,  Nov 20,2017,16:41 (GMT+7)
The first-ever Italy-ASEAN week is being organized in Hanoi City from November 17 to 27, featuring a host of activities such as cultural fair, classical music concert, food tasting, exhibition and workshop.
First Vietnamese admitted to Academy of Overseas Sciences
Friday,  Nov 17,2017,14:01 (GMT+7)
Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Dien at the University of Economics and Law (UEL) in HCMC has become the first Vietnamese to be admitted to the French Academy of Overseas Sciences, according to a source from the university.
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