On December 26, 2017, the Party Committee of the Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology (VAST) held the 11th open meeting of the Party Executive Board to review the work of the Party in 2017 and the directions, tasks and solutions in 2018. Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the VAST Party Committee and VAST President, chaired the meeting, with the participation of members of the VAST Party Committee Executive Board and secretaries of VAST Party organizations.
At the meeting
Opening the meeting, Mr. Chau Van Minh warmly welcomed delegates, adopted the meeting program, and introduced Mr. Nguyen Quang Liem, Standing Deputy Secretary of the VAST Party Committee, on behalf of the VAST Party Committee, to present the draft report on the Party work in 2017 and the directions, tasks and solutions for the work in 2018.
2017 was the second year the resolutions of the 12th National Party Congress, the 12th Congress of the Party Committee of the Central Agencies Bloc, and the VAST 7th Party Congress, were implemented. The VAST Party Committee led to realize well the key political tasks adopted at the Party Executive Board meetings and resolutions set at the Party Standing Committee meetings.
In scientific and technological research: In 2017, VAST carried out 407 scientific and technological projects at different levels. As of November 2017, VAST officers announced more than 1,830 scientific articles, including 888 articles in international scientific journals, 688 published in international prestigious ISI, some articles having an impact factor (IF) of more than 10. Additionally, they published 53 monographs; had 40 inventions and utility solutions; and discovered 68 new species of animals and plants.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Liem, Standing Deputy Secretary of the VAST Party Committee, presents the draft report.
In the training of science and technology human resources: VAST gave strict instruction to the Graduate University of Science and Technology and the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi in organizing training programs, and conducting training cooperation between the two units. In 2017, some new training courses of engineering, Master, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral Fellowship opened, while 158 new PhDs were recruited, and 91 PhDs successfully defended their dissertations.
In the application of technology into production: In 2017, the VAST continued to strengthen and expand cooperation with localities and ministries in applying and transferring 19 technologies from 13 units.
VAST technological nursery garden was put into use, creating conditions for attracting young cadres and scientific staff to work at VAST.
In international cooperation: VAST continued to maintain its cooperation with traditional partners; strengthen and expand international cooperation with regional and international partners.
In information and publishing work: The VAST Party Committee directed an increase in information and communications activities, including carrying out 10 events introducing and promoting over 300 technologies and equipment to businesses and customers.
The academy continued to publish 12 journals, including 3 in the Scopus list in mathematics and nano materials; 2 journals Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Vietnam Journal of Mathematics maintained their international standard; the journal Vietnam Journal of Mathematics is available on the Web of Science, an emerging ESCI journal; 2 journals Science and Technology and Earth Sciences were ranked in the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI).
In political and ideological work: The VAST Party Committee held meetings to study and implement the 4th and 5th Party Central Committee meetings’ resolutions (term XII); well implemented the 4th Party Central Committee meeting resolution (term XII) in connection with the Directive 05-CT/TW of the Politburo; well educated politics, ideology, morality and style, and prevented a degradation of ideology, politics, morality and lifestyle in the Party.
The VAST Party Committee also directed to organize a training course on awareness in the Party for 110 outstanding individuals and a political ideology training course for 70 newly admitted Party members. A training course was also held for more than 100 members of the VAST Party Committee Executive Board, members of the VAST Party Inspection Committee, and secretaries of VAST Party organizations.
In personnel work, Party building: The VAST Party Committee introduced qualified personnel to join the Party Committee of Central Agencies Bloc term 2020-2025; prepared personnel for Party organizations’ Executive Boards, Standing Boards, Secretary and Deputy Secretary of VAST Party Committee term 2020-2025; completed the supplementary preparation of personnel work for leaders of VAST term 2021- 2026.
The Standing Board of the VAST Party Committee adopted the resolutions of the official admission of 93 Party members, and admission to the Party for 69 individuals; considered the awarding of 30-year-old Party membership insignias to 9 individuals and of 40-year-old Party membership insignias to 3 others.
In inspection and supervision work: The VAST Party Inspection Committee developed and issued a set of procedures for the inspection, supervision and implementation of Party discipline; and carried out direct inspection at 10 Party organizations.
6th Congress of the VAST Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union term 2017-2022; and the Congress of the VAST Veterans’ Association term 2017-2022, was successfully organised.
Orientations, tasks and solutions in 2018: 2018 is a year of strong implementation of resolutions of the Party, the VAST Party Committee and Party organizations. It will focus on leading the implementation of political and ideological tasks; personnel work, Party building and Party member work; the Party inspection and implementation of Party punishment; mass mobilization and union leadership; the 4 resolutions issued by the VAST Party Executive Board in terms of youth work; training in connection with scientific research; an increase in the efficiency of capital use for corruption and wastefulness prevention; and an acceleration of application in VAST.
Taking a photograph at the meeting
The meeting discussed and reached strong consensus on the draft report.
At the closing ceremony of the meeting, Chau Van Minh, on behalf of the VAST Party Executive Board, thanked the delegates for their ideas, confirming that the VAST Party Committee would continue to promote the role of an united, intelligent and democratic leadership, maintaining the Party leadership in all activities, and best realizing assigned tasks. He also wished all staff a healthy, happy and successful New Year.
Translated by Phuong Huyen
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