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Vietnamese university urged to lead in scientific research

Publication Date : 10-12-2013


The Viet Nam National University, Ha Noi (VNU), must be a cradle of basic scientific research, providing scientists for education-training and the science-technology sectors said Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

At a ceremony in Ha Noi on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of VNU, Trong lauded what the university has accomplished over the past 20 years, saying it has gradually established itself as the core of Vietnam's educational system, with an expanding role in the region and beyond.

Directing its tasks for the coming years, he insisted on better performance and employability among students by engaging them in practical curricular activities.

To this end, VNU must develop a contingent of staff with a solid professional background, working in a friendly and democratic environment, Trong noted.

He further asked for concrete measures to attract talent and able scientists, both at home and abroad, who should also be entitled to additional incentives. According to him, those who show a strong sense of responsibility and fulfil their assigned tasks, should be rewarded.

VNU Director Phung Xuan Nha reported that the research-orientated university, based on the restructuring of several universities, is now an entity of 28 departments.

It groups six universities, three research institutes and other units in the natural and social sciences, technology, economics, law, foreign languages, medicine and pharmacy.


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