Scientific computing is a part of computing science to build mathematical models, quantitative analysis and computer usage to solve complication problems in different scientific sectors. Scientific computing has become an integral and useful tool in every field of modern science and technology research. However, the building scientific computing to meet the demand of domestic sciences and units under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) is still an open issue, which has not been developed as demand at present and for the future.
On April 12th 2012, in Yen Bai city, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology coordinated with the Steering Committee for the Northwestern Region and Yen Bai provincial People’s Committee to organize a science and technology workshop for socio-economic development in the Northwest.
The Institute of Oceanography held the IOC/WESTPAC-HAB symposium on research on the blossom of toxic seaweed in the future and the second IOC/WESTPAC-TMO–HAB training course on applying immunologic methods to discover domoic acid in plankton and shellfish from March 15th to 22nd in the central city of Nha Trang. The events were sponsored by IOC/WESTPAC and Japan’s Tokyo University.
The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi National University and Ho Chi Minh City National University are four units that play a key role in the strategy for science and technology development and training in Vietnam.
On January 20th 2012, State President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam promulgated Decision 103/ QĐ-CTN presenting the State Prize to 20 science and technology works and Decision 104/QĐ-CTN presenting the Ho Chi Minh Prize to 12 science and technology works. The works “Vietnam fauna and Vietnam flora, Red book, and Vietnam Red List” won the Ho Chi Minh Prize, and the work “Exploring and reasonably using Vietnamese marine biological natural resources in order to create valuable products for life” by VAST won the State Prize. On February 18th 2012, the Ministry of Science and Technology held a ceremony to present the prizes to representatives of the contributors to these works.
In the framework of a visit to Vietnam, on March 12th, a delegation from the Science Council of Asia (SCA) and Science Council of Japan (SCJ) led by Prof. Yoshiko Shirata, general secretary and executive director of the SCA, paid a working visit to the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).
- First Vietnam – US open seminar on solar energy transfer components and material
- Senior cadres from Lao’s Champasak province visit VAST
- Workshop explores role of technology transfer agencies in human and economic development
- Congratulating VAST teachers recognized as Professor and Associate Professor
- Reviewing Central Highlands Programme 3 in 2011 and implementing its plan in 2012
- Prime Minister approved “Master development plan of VAST until 2020 and orientations for 2030”