Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Ten outstanding young individuals were given the Việt Nam Golden Globe Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee yesterday in Hà Nội.
The award is presented annually for excellent individuals, under age of 35, in areas of information, medical, pharmaceutical, biological, environmental and new material technology. Each winner receives VNĐ20 million (US$880).
The winners this year include eight PhD holders, one person with a Master’s degree and a 22-year-old student.
Phạm Việt Khôi, a student at the Việt Nam National University in HCM City and the youngest winner, said the target of his ongoing research is an application that can identify a person via image data. “It might help police in catching suspects,” he explained.
Khôi said receiving the award yesterday was a necessary motivation for his research and expressed his hope that the Government would provide additional encouragement to students participating in scientific research.
Speaking at the event yesterday, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh, said “The future of the country is on the young generation’s shoulders.”
Thịnh said most of the winners this year lived and studied in foreign countries but chose to return to Việt Nam to contribute to the country’s development. “It’s a precious thing,” she said.
Thịnh said science and technology had been playing a key role in the country’s development over the past three decades.
She asked the science ministry to open more categories for the award, set up an initial fund for scientific research, and match young people who want to conduct scientific research with each other. It should also call on talented Vietnamese young people living and working abroad to return to develop the country, she said.
Also at the event, 20 female students from universities across the country were awarded prizes for the Brightest Female Student in Information Technology.
Phan Thị Hồng Hạnh, a student of Hà Nội University of Science and Technology, said the reward increased her motivation to study and do research. She will study harder and work harder with the hope of contributing to the country’s science and technology development, Hạnh said.
The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee established the Golden Globe Award and the Reward for the Brightest Female Student in Information Technology in 2003. — VNS
List of 10 Golden Globe Award’s winners
1. Lê Đức Tùng, lecturer at Hà Nội University of Science and Technology
2. Dương Trọng Hải, lecturer at Hồ Chí Minh City International University under Việt Nam National University, HCM City
3. Bạch Long Giang, head of the Science and Technology Department at Nguyễn Tất Thành University
4. Hà Thị Kim Thanh from Đà Nẵng Science and Technology Department
5. Phạm Việt Khôi, student at Hồ Chí Minh City University of Science of Việt Nam National University, HCM City
6. Trần Đình Phong, lecturer at the University of Science and Technology of Hà Nội (also called Việt Nam–France University)
7. Huỳnh Ngọc Trinh, lecturer at Hồ Chí Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University
8. Nguyễn Xuân Hải, lecturer at Hồ Chí Minh City University of Science under Việt Nam National University, HCM City
9. Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng from the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources under the Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology
10. Trương Hải Nhung of Hồ Chí Minh City University of Science under Việt Nam National University, HCM City. — VNS