On 6 July 2011, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on scientific cooperation with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). This was an important event, opening up an opportunity for collaboration between the two scientific academies in the future.
On June 20th, the signing ceremony for a contract on scientific and technological cooperation between the Institute of Environmental Technology, the centre for technological support and services with the New technology application and tourism one member company limited (NEWTATCO) took place witnessed by Prof. Dr. of Sc. Duong Ngoc Hai, Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and Mr. Trinh Thanh Giang, President of the Board of Members and NEWTATCO General Director. Representatives from institutes under VAST and NEWTATCO, vice directors and managers of technological departments also attended the signing ceremony.
In June, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) held a conference entitled “The project on the development of hi-tech applied agriculture until 2020” and “The program supporting the application and transfer of scientific and technological progress to serve rural and mountainous socio-economic development in the 2011-2015 period” under the chairmanship of Assc. Prof. Dr. Do Truong Thien, head of the technological application and implementation.
On June 8, the Institute of Oceanography under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) organized the opening ceremony of the showroom on Paracel and Spratly sea and island resources. The activity was held to mark the World Ocean Day in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province. It was also an leading event during the Vietnam Sea and Island Week – an annual event which was organized from June 5th -8th.
On June 16th, at the Institute of Oceanography, the institute received a Spratly Islands map made from a coffee bean from the Me Trang coffee corporation. On the Khanh Hoa province side, Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, Deputy Head of the Khanh Hoa provincial Department of Culture and Information; Mr. Luong Kien Dinh, a member of the Khanh Hoa Standing Committee, editor-in-chief of Khanh Hoa newspaper; Mr. Luong The Hung, the president of the board of directors, the director of the Me Trang coffee corporation attended the ceremony. Guests included Mr. Nguyen Chu Hoi, deputy head of the seas and islands department, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Mr. Le Viet Duyen, deputy head, ASEAN Secretariat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and leaders from the Institute of Oceanography.
On 13 July 2011, a delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium led by Ambassador Hurbert Cooreman paid a working visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Professor Chau Van Minh, VAST President, Dr. Ninh Khac Ban, Head of the international cooperation board, and members from the management board of VNREDSat-1 space project received the delegation.
- Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan pays working visit to Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
- Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology delegation pays working visit to Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
- Groundbreaking ceremony for satellite facility
- VAST database to be improved with the addition of ScienceDirect Freedom Collection
- Seminar on 15 years of postgraduate training – cooperation and development at the Institute of Geography
- Japanese delegation visits Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology