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Prof. Rick Bennett appointed as BUV Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President

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Experienced academic leader, Prof. Rick Bennett has been appointed as incoming Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President of the British University Vietnam (BUV).

Prof. Rick Bennett appointed as BUV Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President

Prof. Bennett holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Sydney, Australia (2009).  He is a graduate of the University of New South Wales in Australia with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education (1998). He also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Bristol Polytechnic in the United Kingdom (1984).

Prof. Bennett has spent more than 7 years on the Academic Board and governance committees at RMIT Vietnam. He has spent the last 2 years as the Executive Dean Academic and was responsible for 15 academic and student support departments. Prior to that, he was Dean of the School of Communication & Design for 4 years. 

Earlier in his career, he held an Associate Professor position at the University of New South Wales – College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia, and a Visiting Professor role at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde University at Manila in the Philippines. He also brings significant teaching and research experience along with expertise from national and international conferences, seminars and workshop presentations across the world. 

“I am delighted to announce that Professor Rick Bennett from RMIT University Vietnam has been appointed to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President at BUV. Professor Bennett is an experienced academic with an outstanding teaching and research record, along with a wealth of senior academic leadership experience,” said BUV Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon.

“He comes to BUV with a valuable understanding of international higher education in Vietnam, especially in the fields of innovation and design, learning and teaching strategies, student support services, and digital education. His profile directly aligns with BUV mission, and his skills will further strengthen senior leadership team of BUV,” Dr. Raymond Gordon added.

Prof. Bennett praises BUV for the focus of its vision and mission, its significant investment into building one of the world’s outstanding university campuses, the delivery of high-quality British degrees, and for the impact the University is making on the quality of higher education in Vietnam.

“I am very excited about joining the wonderful staff and students at BUV. BUV has made such a strong impact in Higher Education Sector in Vietnam, and I am looking forward to contributing to what the staff, students, and alumni are achieving,” Professor Bennett said.

“Having British degree programs and one of the most outstanding campuses in the world provides a foundation for achieving great things in higher education, and I look forward to applying my experience and skills to BUV mission.”

“Having lived in Vietnam for 7 years, I already love the country and have a great fondness for its people and respect for their government. The coming years are going to be incredibly exciting for me. BUV has some amazing plans that will ‘raise the bar’ in international education in Vietnam, and I can’t wait to join the BUV team and be a part bringing these plans to fruition,” he said.

Prof. Rick Bennett appointed as BUV Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President

 Professor Bennett’s appointment as BUV Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President is effective from 4th April 2022.

Prof. Rick Bennett appointed as BUV Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President

BUV is the first and only international university in Vietnam accredited to deliver full UK degree programs by two prestigious universities in the United Kingdom: University of London and Staffordshire University.

Mission of BUV has two foci which are: to provide high-quality British degrees along with a world-class campus in Vietnam and to create a new generation of innovative thinkers who are educated, trained, and prepared to thrive in emerging 4IR forms of work and life.

Established in 2009, BUV has four discipline-based schools each of which is producing research outcomes and teaching pre-university, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs. 

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Police bust two large football betting rings in north-central Vietnam

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Police in Thanh Hoa Province, north-central Vietnam broke up two football betting rackets whose transactions accumulated VND130 billion (US$5.4 million) and detained 19 suspects on Sunday.

Provincial criminal police officers smashed an online ring run by Nguyen Trong Tung, a 34-year-old man residing in Dong Huong Ward, Thanh Hoa City.

According to preliminary investigation results, Tung and six suspects, including Nguyen Van Dau, 28, and Nguyen Truong Thanh, 39, in Dong Huong Ward; Nguyen Van Cuong, 29, in Ba Dinh Ward; Le Bao Liem and Le Quoc Tung, 34, in Dong Hai Ward; and Le Van Phuc, 29, in Nam Ngan Ward, used the website www.agent.vi2233xx.com and opened many football betting accounts.

The suspects also opened many Master accounts and distributed them to bettors in Thanh Hoa with transactions totaling over VND130 billion.

Thanh Hoa police also busted another football betting ring and apprehended 12 suspects for allegedly gambling and organizing gambling.

The large and complicated ring was operated by Le Viet Vu, 38, a resident in Dai Mo Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi.

Vu colluded with Hoang Ba Huynh, 26, in Bac Son Ward, Sam Son City, Thanh Hoa Province; Pham Van Luc, 27, in Dong Ve Ward, Thanh Hoa City; and Nguyen Van Cuong, 35, in Quang Tien Ward, Sam Son City to incite bettors to take part in the football betting ring, causing social disorder.

Pursuant to Article 322 of the 2015 Penal Code, those gambling or organizing gambling may be fined VND50,000 ($2.1) to VND300,000 ($12.6) each or be sentenced to 1-10 years behind bars.

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Police in Thanh Hoa Province, north-central Vietnam broke up two football betting rackets whose transactions accumulated VND130 billion (US$5.4 million) and detained 19 suspects on Sunday.

Provincial criminal police officers smashed an online ring run by Nguyen Trong Tung, a 34-year-old man residing in Dong Huong Ward, Thanh Hoa City.

According to preliminary investigation results, Tung and six suspects, including Nguyen Van Dau, 28, and Nguyen Truong Thanh, 39, in Dong Huong Ward; Nguyen Van Cuong, 29, in Ba Dinh Ward; Le Bao Liem and Le Quoc Tung, 34, in Dong Hai Ward; and Le Van Phuc, 29, in Nam Ngan Ward, used the website www.agent.vi2233xx.com and opened many football betting accounts.

The suspects also opened many Master accounts and distributed them to bettors in Thanh Hoa with transactions totaling over VND130 billion.

Thanh Hoa police also busted another football betting ring and apprehended 12 suspects for allegedly gambling and organizing gambling.

The large and complicated ring was operated by Le Viet Vu, 38, a resident in Dai Mo Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi.

Vu colluded with Hoang Ba Huynh, 26, in Bac Son Ward, Sam Son City, Thanh Hoa Province; Pham Van Luc, 27, in Dong Ve Ward, Thanh Hoa City; and Nguyen Van Cuong, 35, in Quang Tien Ward, Sam Son City to incite bettors to take part in the football betting ring, causing social disorder.

Pursuant to Article 322 of the 2015 Penal Code, those gambling or organizing gambling may be fined VND50,000 ($2.1) to VND300,000 ($12.6) each or be sentenced to 1-10 years behind bars.

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Northern Vietnam to remain cold, downpours to lash central provinces

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An enhanced cold front is forecast to continue bringing cold weather to northern and north-central Vietnam over the next few days, while the country’s central provinces will be lashed by heavy rains until Friday.

As of Sunday afternoon, the cold spell was already affecting most of northern Vietnam as well as some areas in the north-central region, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

Northern and north-central provinces will remain cold until Tuesday, with average lows of around 13-15 degrees Celsius in the Red River Delta and 10-13 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas.

The temperature could drop to below five degrees Celsius on high mountains.

Showers and winds of up to 20km an hour will also be recorded in the northern and north-central regions.

Due to the influence of the enhanced cold snap, rains of 100-180 millimeters will batter the locations from north-central Ha Tinh Province to south-central Khanh Hoa Province from Sunday night to Tuesday.

From Wednesday to Friday, central Vietnam will continue to experience downpours of 100-200 millimeters.

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control suggested that the provinces from Ha Tinh to Khanh Hoa take measures to prevent damage from flooding, especially flash floods and landslides.

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An enhanced cold front is forecast to continue bringing cold weather to northern and north-central Vietnam over the next few days, while the country’s central provinces will be lashed by heavy rains until Friday.

As of Sunday afternoon, the cold spell was already affecting most of northern Vietnam as well as some areas in the north-central region, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

Northern and north-central provinces will remain cold until Tuesday, with average lows of around 13-15 degrees Celsius in the Red River Delta and 10-13 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas.

The temperature could drop to below five degrees Celsius on high mountains.

Showers and winds of up to 20km an hour will also be recorded in the northern and north-central regions.

Due to the influence of the enhanced cold snap, rains of 100-180 millimeters will batter the locations from north-central Ha Tinh Province to south-central Khanh Hoa Province from Sunday night to Tuesday.

From Wednesday to Friday, central Vietnam will continue to experience downpours of 100-200 millimeters.

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control suggested that the provinces from Ha Tinh to Khanh Hoa take measures to prevent damage from flooding, especially flash floods and landslides.

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UNESCO recognizes pottery art of Vietnam’s Cham ethnic group

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The pottery art of Vietnam’s Cham ethnic group has been included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.

This is one of the main items on the agenda of the 17th Conference of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention in the Moroccan capital of Rabat last week.

This year, four traditions were added to the list.

As for Vietnam, this is the first Vietnamese traditional craft to be honored on the UNESCO list.

However, the Cham people’s pottery is the 15th intangible cultural heritage of Vietnam to be included in such a list, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The Vietnamese delegation attends the 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO of the 2003 Convention in the Kingdom of Morocco. Photo: Dinh Van Hanh / Tien Phong

The Vietnamese delegation attends the 17th Conference of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention in the Moroccan capital of Rabat last week. Photo: Dinh Van Hanh / Tien Phong

Vietnam attended the conference as a state member of the committee, which was elected by state parties gathered in the general assembly according to the principles of equitable geographical representation and rotation. 

This is the second time in the last ten years that Vietnam has become a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention. The Southeast Asian country’s term lasts from 2022 to 2027.

According to the resolution adopted at the conference, the UNESCO committee classified the pottery art of the Cham people in Vietnam as intangible world cultural heritage that needs urgent protection.

In addition, three other traditions have been honored, including the black pottery art of Chile’s Quinchamali and Santa Cruz de Cuca, the traditional stonework of the Ahlat in Turkey, and the Xhubleta, or skills, crafts, and forms of use from Albania that relate to an Albanian traditional costume. 

According to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Vietnamese documents on the pottery art of the Cham ethnic group show that the tradition meets the standards set by the committee for intangible cultural heritage that needs urgent protection.

Cham pottery art is cultivated by women who make pottery without a potter’s wheel and decorate it with enamel.

The ritual to honor the ancestors of pottery art at Po Klaong Can Shrine, Bau Truc Street, Phuoc Dan City, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province, in a photo of the panel preparing the documents on Cham pottery art.

The ritual to honor the ancestors of the pottery art at Po Klaong Can Shrine in Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam is shown in this photo, provided the panel preparing the documents on the Cham pottery art.

Practicing and passing on the art of pottery helps Cham women play a more important role in modern society.

In addition, the tradition helps to preserve the art of traditional folklore performance and communication, including the special ritual in honor of the first founder of the craft Po Klaong Can.

Currently, there are only a few craftsmen, potters, and apprentices left in two Cham villages.

Although many efforts have been made to preserve and maintain the pottery craft, the Cham tradition is threatened with extinction for various reasons.

One of the challenges is urbanization, which has a tremendous impact on the space and landscape of traditional craft villages. 

There is still no planning strategy for an area where pottery is produced, and the cost of raw materials is still high.

What is more, the oldest craftsmen are gradually dying out and there are few young people who want to continue the traditional crafts of their ancestors.

Children learn to make pottery in the village of Bau Truc in a photo of the panel preparing the documents on Cham pottery.

Children learn to make pottery in the village of Bau Truc in a photo provided by the panel preparing the documents on the Cham pottery art.

UNESCO’s decision to include Vietnamese pottery in the list of intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of protection shows that the United Nations recognizes the diversity of cultural characteristics of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

The listing also promotes the role of women in modern society and respect for the diversity of cultural expressions, which is in line with the goals and principles that UNESCO has always upheld.

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The pottery art of Vietnam’s Cham ethnic group has been included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.

This is one of the main items on the agenda of the 17th Conference of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention in the Moroccan capital of Rabat last week.

This year, four traditions were added to the list.

As for Vietnam, this is the first Vietnamese traditional craft to be honored on the UNESCO list.

However, the Cham people’s pottery is the 15th intangible cultural heritage of Vietnam to be included in such a list, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The Vietnamese delegation attends the 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO of the 2003 Convention in the Kingdom of Morocco. Photo: Dinh Van Hanh / Tien Phong

The Vietnamese delegation attends the 17th Conference of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention in the Moroccan capital of Rabat last week. Photo: Dinh Van Hanh / Tien Phong

Vietnam attended the conference as a state member of the committee, which was elected by state parties gathered in the general assembly according to the principles of equitable geographical representation and rotation. 

This is the second time in the last ten years that Vietnam has become a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention. The Southeast Asian country’s term lasts from 2022 to 2027.

According to the resolution adopted at the conference, the UNESCO committee classified the pottery art of the Cham people in Vietnam as intangible world cultural heritage that needs urgent protection.

In addition, three other traditions have been honored, including the black pottery art of Chile’s Quinchamali and Santa Cruz de Cuca, the traditional stonework of the Ahlat in Turkey, and the Xhubleta, or skills, crafts, and forms of use from Albania that relate to an Albanian traditional costume. 

According to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Vietnamese documents on the pottery art of the Cham ethnic group show that the tradition meets the standards set by the committee for intangible cultural heritage that needs urgent protection.

Cham pottery art is cultivated by women who make pottery without a potter’s wheel and decorate it with enamel.

The ritual to honor the ancestors of pottery art at Po Klaong Can Shrine, Bau Truc Street, Phuoc Dan City, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province, in a photo of the panel preparing the documents on Cham pottery art.

The ritual to honor the ancestors of the pottery art at Po Klaong Can Shrine in Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam is shown in this photo, provided the panel preparing the documents on the Cham pottery art.

Practicing and passing on the art of pottery helps Cham women play a more important role in modern society.

In addition, the tradition helps to preserve the art of traditional folklore performance and communication, including the special ritual in honor of the first founder of the craft Po Klaong Can.

Currently, there are only a few craftsmen, potters, and apprentices left in two Cham villages.

Although many efforts have been made to preserve and maintain the pottery craft, the Cham tradition is threatened with extinction for various reasons.

One of the challenges is urbanization, which has a tremendous impact on the space and landscape of traditional craft villages. 

There is still no planning strategy for an area where pottery is produced, and the cost of raw materials is still high.

What is more, the oldest craftsmen are gradually dying out and there are few young people who want to continue the traditional crafts of their ancestors.

Children learn to make pottery in the village of Bau Truc in a photo of the panel preparing the documents on Cham pottery.

Children learn to make pottery in the village of Bau Truc in a photo provided by the panel preparing the documents on the Cham pottery art.

UNESCO’s decision to include Vietnamese pottery in the list of intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of protection shows that the United Nations recognizes the diversity of cultural characteristics of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

The listing also promotes the role of women in modern society and respect for the diversity of cultural expressions, which is in line with the goals and principles that UNESCO has always upheld.

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Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20221205/unesco-recognizes-pottery-art-of-vietnam-s-cham-ethnic-group/70341.html

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