Activities

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Vietnam visits VAST

On October 28th 2013, VAST held a reception to welcome Joop Scheffers, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Vietnam, to discuss cooperation potential in the field of science and technology, promote development cooperation programmes and renovate science and technology between VAST and the Netherlands’ BE-Basic.

The second VAST-KAST workshop on biodiversity and bio-active compounds

On October 28th 2013, the second VAST-KAST workshop on biodiversity and bio-active compounds took place at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). The workshop drew the participation of Prof. Nguyen Dinh Cong, vice president of VAST; Prof. Kyu-Tek Park, executive vice president of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST); and scientists and representatives from units of VAST and KAST.

VAST – IRD symposium on marine sciences

On November 28th and 29th 2013, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Institute of Research for Development of the Republic of France (IRD) coordinated to organize a symposium on marine sciences in the northern port city of Hai Phong.

Vietnam – 21st member of International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Under the direction of the Prime Minister and the help of the Vietnam Embassy in Austria, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) presided over and coordinated with relevant agencies (including the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice) to carry out negotiations to join the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). At the 83rd Council meeting at Laxenburg, Austria, IIASA held an official ceremony to welcome Vietnam as the 21st member.

Timely transferring water filters to people in flood areas

On October 2nd 2013, 50 IET water filters were delivered to families in two communes of Cong Binh and Tuong Son, Nong Cong district, Thanh Hoa province, to solve the urgent demand for clean water due to the direct effects of Storm No. 10 which caused serious floods and isolated thousands of households.

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