|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attends an event to mark the university's 20th anniversary. — VNA/VNS Tri Dung
HA NOI (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has said Viet Nam National University, Ha Noi (VNU), must be a cradle of basic scientific research, providing scientists for education-training and the science-technology sectors.
At a ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday to mark the 20th anniversary of VNU, Party chief Trong lauded what the university has accomplished over the past 20 years, saying it has gradually established itself as the core of Viet Nam's educational system, with an expanding role in the region and beyond.
Directing its tasks for the coming years, he insisted on better performance and employability among students by engaging them in practical curricular activities.
To this end, VNU must develop a contingent of staff with a solid professional background, working in a friendly and democratic environment, Trong noted.
He further asked for concrete measures to attract talent and able scientists, both at home and abroad, who should also be entitled to additional incentives. According to him, those who show a strong sense of responsibility and fulfil their assigned tasks, should be rewarded.
VNU Director Phung Xuan Nha reported that the research-orientated university, based on the restructuring of several universities, is now an entity of 28 departments.
It groups six universities, three research institutes and other units in the natural and social sciences, technology, economics, law, foreign languages, medicine and pharmacy. — VNS