On January 12th, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, signed a science and technology cooperation agreement at the academy. The agreement aims to promote and effectively apply the resources of each side in carrying out tasks of science and technology cooperation; promote cooperation between VAST and VASI on basic investigation, sea environment and resource management, and sea science and technology development in order to serve state management in synthesizing and unifying seas and islands of VASI.
On February 16th, on the occasion of the New Year of the Dragon, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) held a meeting with reporters and journalists to strengthen understanding and coordination between the academy and press agencies.
Participants included Nguyen Quang, representative from the Party Central Committee’s Commission of Popularization and Education, and reporters from central and Hanoi press agencies such as Vietnam Television, the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnam News Agency, Hanoi Television and Radio Station, Science and Life Newspaper, People Newspaper, Science and Development Newspaper, Scientific Activity Magazine, Science and Fatherland Magazine, People’s Army Newspaper, Law Newspaper, Family and Society weekly Newspaper and Labour Newspaper.
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.
- The handing over of Spratly Islands map made of coffee bean of Me Trang coffee corporation for the Museum of the Institute of Oceanography
- Delegation from the Kingdom of Belgium pays working visit to VAST
- 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