Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked the Institute of Mathematics under the Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) to boost the application of technologies in production to increase labour productivity at a working session in Hà Nội on December 14.
The PM affirmed that the Party and State will create the optimal conditions for the institute to become a leading mathematical research and postgraduate training centre in Việt Nam.
He highlighted shortcomings in the applied research and difficulties in employing excellent mathematicians who can meet the country’s socio-economic development demands.
The VAST must pay more attention to developing the math institute more strongly as well as recognise the institute’s crucial position in the national development to put forth the most favourable policies and mechanisms, he said.
The PM agreed with the institute’s proposal of providing scholarships at levels close to the international standard for domestic and foreign students at the international centre for training and research in mathematics.
He supported the increase of staff for the centre, especially young and talented mathematicians, in addition to providing financial assistance for highly qualified scientists.
The same day, the PM attended an international workshop held by the institute to celebrate the 90th birthday anniversary of Professor Hoàng Tuỵ, a prominent Vietnamese applied mathematician and one of the two founders of the Institute of Mathematics in Việt Nam; the other is the late Professor Lê Văn Thiêm.
PM Phúc expressed his awe at the Professor’s scientific contributions, particularly in the applied mathematics field.
He said the Government will create favourable conditions for young generations, scientists and the Institute of Mathematics to develop their capacity and brainpower to make remarkable contributions to the cause of national development.
The Institute of Mathematics has 70 officials, including many young researchers. In August 2017, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) signed an agreement to establish an international centre for training and research in mathematics in Việt Nam. — VNS