|The award ceremony, hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), was also attended by Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan.— VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Outstanding scientific projects by students from universities across Viet Nam were presented on Saturday at the Viet Nam Young Science Talent Award 2013 in Ha Noi.
The award ceremony, hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), was also attended by Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan.
This year, more than 302 entries, selected from thousands of scientific projects by students nationwide, competed for the award.
Of these, 10 received first prize, while second prize went to 27 others. Also, 72 third prizes were awarded, as well as 102 consolation prizes.
In addition, students with projects winning first prize will also receive priority when applying for MoET scholarships.
This award is a driving force for students, according to Nguyen Viet Hoan from Da Nang University of Science and Technology, himself a second place prize winner. He suggested that students be patient, learn well and make in-depth studies on scientific issues, as they see that what they have learned becomes more interesting.
During the presentations, the ministry also awarded certificates of merit to lecturers who taught first prize winners and universities with outstanding achievements in organising scientific research programs.
Founded 23 years ago, the award has become one of the nation's most prestigious honours for students. — VNS