• Vietnam remembers road accident victims

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    Click here to listen to the sounds of Hanoi’s busy streets. Traffic 1 Thirty people die each day in Vietnam as a result of traffic accidents. According to official statistics released by the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), a further 11,400 people were killed in 2011 alone, making Vietnam the 11th highest country for...

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    Colour me happy Hanoi

    by  • 21/11/2012 • 0 Comments


    Taking a stroll through the Old Quarter of Hanoi this morning, I couldn’t wipe the wistful smile off my face. I had just had a scrumptious breakfast of banh cuon (silky steamed rice crepes filled with minced pork, mushrooms and shrimp paste) and placed an order for some beautiful custom tailored clothes. Perhaps the...

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    Vietnam boasts progressive policies for disabled people

    by  • 21/11/2012 • 1 Comment

    Agent Orange surviving business owner Hong Ha poses with DP Hanoi intern Dung Tran outside the construction site of his second factory.

    Established in 2006, the Hanoi Disabled People Association works to promote a fulfilling and active lifestyle for 6000 people with disabilities in Vietnam. It has a strong focus not only on improving the opportunities for individuals, but on  legislative and government initiatives. There are seven focus areas for this non-profit organisation: education, art, sports, youth,...

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    UQ improves veterinary education in Vietnam

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    Dr Chamberlain and students

    The University of Queensland is improving Vietnamese education through an English-speaking advanced veterinary program at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh. Now in its third year, Nong Lam University (NLU) is using The University of Queensland’s (UQ) veterinary curriculum to develop an internationally recognised tertiary training program in Vietnam. Dr Philip Chamberlain, the...

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    First impressions of Hanoi

    by  • 21/11/2012 • 0 Comments


    The ‘Vietnam Reporter’ group is in Hanoi and as you can see, we are already collecting and posting our stories, TV and radio packages, and of course a multitude of photographs. This is my first time truly experiencing the continent of Asia and I could not think of a better place to begin than...

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    Teaching and learning respect

    by  • 21/11/2012 • 2 Comments


    Teaching and learning respect from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Hanoi erupted in bloom on National Teachers Day as educators nationwide were showered with flowers and gifts. This traditional day honours the relationships shared between teachers and their students.  

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