Global forum gathers over 170 young Vietnamese intellectuals

Update: November, 25/2021 - 22:19


The fourth forum of young Vietnamese intellectuals opened in Hà Nội on Thursday. —VNS Photo Hải An

Hà Nội — The fourth forum of young Vietnamese intellectuals around the globe opened in Hà Nội on Thursday with the theme of promoting young Vietnamese intellectuals in the national digital transformation.

The event will be held both online and in-person with the participation of 177 young representatives from Việt Nam and 16 other countries and territories.

Discussions during the two-day forum will focus on four main topics, including inspiring creativity; application and transfer; connecting young intellectuals to develop the digital economy; and developing and commercialising digital transformation solutions. 

Introducing the topic of inspiring creativity, Chử Đức Hoàng from the Ministry of Science and Technology Ministry showed the diversity of research topics such as medical, chemical, food and agriculture with 43 submitted research papers from about 40 young Vietnamese scientists around the world.

Regarding the second topic, Kim Ngọc Thanh Nga, from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, said that Việt Nam needs to solve challenges in legal frameworks, people awareness, mobilisation and investment, human resource development, intellectual property, and information security.

Đinh Ngọc Thạnh, from Soongsil University in Korea, said IoT, 5G networks, cloud computing, big data, AI and blockchain must develop together in digitalisation while introducing the topic of connecting young intellectuals to develop the digital economy for discussion. He emphasised the key to digital transformation's success is: "Together we can change the world". 

Discussing the development and commercialisation of digital transformation solutions, Đỗ Linh Anh from Vin University in Hà Nội said Việt Nam showed great potential by reaching the 44th position in the Global Innovation Index this year, but noted that: "We still need to develop our digital skills, culture, mindset, human resource and information system."

Speaking at the event, Đỗ Văn Chiến, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, said information technology, digital transformation and global connectivity were areas of the intelligentsia's strengths. The Party, State and Government need intellectual contributions from people, particularly the younger generations. 

He encouraged young intellectuals to give ideas and proposals relating to mechanisms, policies and resources to contribute to national development.

The Party and the State always respected the ideas, solutions and recommendations of young intellectuals and will institutionalise them into guidelines, policies and solutions, in line with the development goals of the country, he said. — VNS