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NAFOSTED’s activities on the celebration of Vietnam Science and Technology Day (May 2016)

On the celebration of Vietnam Science and Technology Day (18th May), NAFOSTED has organized the following activities:

Ta Quang Buu Prize 2016

Overview of Ta Quang Buu Committee’s final meeting on 7th May 2015 (Photo credit:  HaVTM)

On 7th May 2016, Ta Quang Buu Committee has organized the final meeting and decided 3 scientists who are the authors of outstanding research outcomes of basic researches in the fields of  natural sciences and engineering. On 11th May 2016, Ministry of Science and Technology signed Decision no. 1091/QĐ-BKHCN  awarding Ta Quang Buu Prize for the above mentioned scientists, including 2 prizes honoring authors of outstanding science publications awarded for Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hieu (ITIMS, Hanoi University of Science and Technology), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Minh (University of Sciences, Vietnam National University – Hanoi)  and the another prize honoring young author of outstanding science publications awarded for  Dr. Phung Van Dong (Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). The ceremony is being taken placed on 18th May 2016 at MOST’s headquarter.

Participation in STI Days 2016

Overview of SEA-EU-NET Meeting (Photo credit: VanHT)

From 11th -13th May 2016, representatives of NAFOSTED participated in STI Days event hold in Hanoi. For the first time, NAFOSTED attended in a closed meeting for science and technology funding agencies from Europe and ASEAN (also called SEA-EU-NET). It succeeded SEA-EU-NET’s 2 previous meetings. The meeting of SEA-EU-NET discussed the feasibility of a joint funding scheme, operation procedures, fields of priority and financial contributions between Europe and ASEAN.

Discussion on upcoming collaboration opportunities with representatives of international sciences and technology organizations

Welcome Ms. Andrea Landolt, representative of SNSF (Switzerland) (Photo credit: TrangNH)

In May, NAFOSTED has organized meetings with 5 European funding and consulting organizations for science and technology whose representatives are participating in STI Days event, including: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, Research Council of Norway, EU Commission và SPI from Portugal. During these meetings, the international parties have introduced their operations, activities, programs, tasks and discussed collaboration and support opportunities towards joint programs, operations and training in the future with NAFOSTED.

Meeting with Mr. Svend Otto Remøe, Special Advisor of Research Council of Norway (Photo credit: VanHT)