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Forum strengthens young Vietnamese intellectuals’ power

Update: November, 29/2018 - 09:00
Young technicians test products at a lab belonging to the Centre for Analysis and Classification of Imported/Exported Products under Việt Nam Customs in Hà Nội. Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình said that attracting talents, especially young intellectuals from around the world, is a policy to mobilise their contributions to national development and defence.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Nearly 200 young Vietnamese intellectuals studying and working all over the world were in Đà Nẵng hoping to share their knowledge and strengths in the Industry 4.0 era.

Those taking part in the first Global Young Vietnamese Intellectual Forum are currently living in 21 countries across the globe.

Between them, they have 52 majors with 27 per cent being doctorates and associate professors. Others are master, bachelor degree holders, engineers, doctors and senior students with excellent academic performance.

Addressing the forum held by the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình said that after more than three decades of reforms, Việt Nam has obtained enormous achievements in national construction and defence, which has been greatly contributed to by Vietnamese intellectuals, including the young, both at home and abroad. 

The Party, State and people of Việt Nam always treasure their significant contributions, he added.

He noted the Party Central Committee and the Government have made it clear the country has to optimise its golden population structure to make full use of the attainments in Industry 4.0.

The forum is a platform for young intellectuals to discuss their visions, missions, roles and capability of contributing to the national development, thereby helping with Việt Nam’s economic integration into the region and the world, Bình said.

“I hope that participants will share both successes and failures of other countries, especially those with developed science, technology and innovation, and propose mechanism and policy solutions so as to help the country succeed in Industry 4.0,” he said.

The Party and the Government respect young intellectuals’ opinions and will consider institutionalising them, he emphasised.

The Deputy PM stressed that attracting talents, especially young intellectuals from around the world, is a policy to mobilise their contributions to national development and defence.

He also called for their suggestions about how to do so.

He proposed organising the event annually to make it into a channel through which the Government consults the intelligentsia on national development matters.

At the two-day forum which lasts until today, those taking part are scheduled to discuss the promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to build high-quality human resources in Industry 4.0, the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in environmental protection and climate change response, and the enhancement of innovation in production and business activities. — VNS


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