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President calls for more support from foreign scientists

Update: July, 11/2016 - 10:32
President Trần Đại Quang meets Nobel laureates and foreign scientists attending the “Fundamental Science and Society” workshop held as part of the events during the 12th Rencontres du Việt Nam (Meet Việt Nam). — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang hopes to receive further support from international professors and scientists for human resources training and connections in the science community, helping Việt Nam attain further achievements in science-technology.

He stressed this during a reception on Saturday for a group of Nobel laureates and foreign scientists attending the “Fundamental Science and Society” workshop held as part of the events during the 12th Rencontres du Việt Nam (Meet Việt Nam).

The President informed his guests on the country’s significant achievements after 30 years of reform (Đổi mới) with robust economic growth, socio-culture improvements, stable politics and the elevated prestige in the international arena.

Science-technology has been billed as an important driver for socio-economic development, he underscored, adding that fundamental science had made great contributions to the country’s rosy achievements.

Việt Nam is leading ASEAN in basic science with its mathematics and physics centres receiving UNESCO’s recognition and sponsorship, President Quang said, highlighting that the Vietnamese Olympic math team had been among the world’s top 10 since 1974.

At the reception, he hailed great contributions made by Professor Trần Thanh Vân and his spouse Lê Kim Ngọc in organising the Meet Việt Nam event, which aims to connect international and local scientists.

He believed that international science conferences and events organised within Meet Việt Nam would create venues for Vietnamese scientists to exchange experiences with their international counterparts while acquiring the latest knowledge in the field serving the country’s intensive international integration.

For their part, Professor Trần Thanh Vân and other foreign scientists recommended measures to promote science and technology development as a top-ranking national policy.

The “Fundamental Science and Society” workshop was held in the central coastal province of Bình Định to discuss the role of fundamental science and how to boost its development in emerging economies. — VNS

 

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