Deputy PM urges scientific research

Update: January, 21/2015 - 09:21
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (R) and the students. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam yesterday exhorted winners of the nation's Golden Globe Awards to continue contributing to national development with further achievements in scientific research.

Receiving and congratulating ten winners of the nation's Golden Globe Awards in Ha Noi, he said: "A country will not develop without the development of science.

"After receiving the award, each winner should think of what to do next, to continue contributing to the development of the country by gaining achievements in scientific research", he said.

The Golden Globe Award is annually presented to outstanding young individuals in four fields: information technology and communication; pharmacology and medical technology; bio-technology; and environmental technology.

It aims to nurture a passion for scientific research among the nation's youth.

Nguyen The Han, 32, a lecturer of Nha Trang University, who's had a series of scientific articles published in international journals, said that the award would motivate him to continue his work.

"Lack of funding for individuals who want to become scientific researchers remains a main difficulty," Han said, adding that he plans to set up a fund for students of his university to engage in research.

He would mobilise funds from different sources, he added.

Nguyen Thi Phuong Nhung, 32, of the PetroVietnam University, said she was "amazed" to learn that she would be a Golden Globe Award winner. She had not thought of any award when doing her research, she said.

"I just want to create a made-in-Viet Nam biochip with the cheapest price and the highest quality in the near future."

Also yesterday, Deputy PM Dam met with 20 winners of the Award for Brightest Female Students.

This is the first time the award has been presented to female students of technical fields like electricity-electronics and mechanics. Earlier, it was only given to female students in Information Technology.

The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union founded the Golden Globe Award in 2003 and the Award for Brightest Female Students in 1998. — VNS