On March 3rd 2010, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) coordinated with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) to organize a science workshop entitled: “From Biodiversity to Biotechnology”. The workshop had the participation of José Juan Sasnchez Serrano, Vice-President of International Relations of the CSIC; Fernando Curcio Ruigomez, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam, Prof. Sc. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cong, Vice President of the VAST, and other representatives.
On March 9th 2010, the signing ceremony of the agreement to establish the technical and scientific cooperation and development center between the Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) was held at VAST. This was an activity during the working visit to VAST by a delegation from the FEB RAS, from March 8th-16th, 2010.
The Institute of Marine Environment and Resources (IMER) celebrated the 50th anniversary of establishment, building and development (1959 – 2009); received the third-class Independence Medal of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on November 7th 2009, at Hai Phong City Theatre.
On August 13th, 2009, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) presented insignia to Ms. Kojima Eiko, Consultants to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the A1 meeting room. The ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. Sc Nguyen Dinh Cong, Vice President of VAST; Prof. Dr Dang Dinh Kim, Vice President of the Institute of Environment Technology; and Mr. Nguyen Gia Lap, Deputy Chairman of VAST’s International Cooperation Department.
On July 10th, 2009, on behalf of State President Nguyen Minh Triet, State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan presented “First-rank Independent Medal” to Prof. Acad. Nguyen Van Hieu, an excellent scientist, teacher, manager and politician who contributed greatly to the development of Vietnam’s science and technology.
On 9 November 2009, the signing of an agreement on scientific cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) took place at conference room A1, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).