|A joint collaboration programme was signed on May 18 between the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union of HCM City and the city’s Department of Science and Technology to support scientific research and innovation activities among young people. — Photo www.sggp.org.vn|
HCM CITY — By 2025, the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of HCM City and the city’s Department of Science and Technology will continue to coordinate with each other to support and promote scientific research and innovation activities among young people, especially university students.
A joint collaboration programme for the 2023-25 period was signed between the two sides at a conference held in the city on May 18.
The conference summarised the previous joint cooperation programme between the two sides in the 2019-22 period.
Phan Thị Thanh Phương, secretary of the HCYU of HCM City, said that in recent years, the four-year programme supporting creative and scientific research activities in the city has fostered and nurtured many young talents and young scientists.
These activities continue to expand and develop strongly, and have helped to inspire creativity in the youth and children in the city, she said.
Many young scientists have been nurtured into leading experts and scientists in many fields.
“This is a factor motivating the city's youth to express their dynamism and creativity,” she said.
The youth, when their creativity and dynamism is nurtured in the right direction, can be an important driving force for the city's socio-economic growth.
In the 2019-22 period, a number of activities were organised to promote scientific research and innovation movements that attracted hundreds of thousands of students and young scientists to participate.
They are the Young Science and Technology Incubator programme, Young Science workshops, annual Eureka Scientific Research Students Awards, International Student Science forum, HCM City Youth-Children Innovation Contest, technology trips, and the festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) DAY.
Many activities supporting the transfer and application of scientific and technological advances have been bolstered by the organisation of training programmes to update advanced knowledge for young people in poorer districts.
The city has given training on 80 topics about science and technology to more than 3,800 beneficiaries.
The content of the training programmes and the transfer of scientific and technical applications are very practical and specific in various forms from powerpoint presentations to direct visits to outstanding models.
At the conference, seven collectives and nine individuals were honoured for their significant contributions to the programme over the past four years. — VNS