Van Lang University cooperates with Youth Science and Technology Development Center: nurturing talented scientists

(VLU - September 18, 2020) - On 17 September 2020, Van Lang University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Youth Science and Technology Development Center (TST). The MOU opens up cooperation projects in the scientific research field for students and the faculty.

Youth Science and Technology Development Center, which was established in 1989, is a non-business unit under the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union. It implements the scientific and technical movements, organizes the awards, invests in research and carries out a number of projects to advance the city's standard of science and technique. 

Attending the signing ceremony, representatives from TST include: 

  • Mr. Doan Kim Thanh - Member of Youth Union Standing Committee, TST Director 
  • Mr. Tran Duc Su - Deputy Director
  • Mr. Nguyen Thanh Luan - Head of Science and Technology Communication and Services Department 
  • Mr. Hoang Son Giang - Deputy Head of Project Development and Science Management Division 
  • Mr. Tran Huu Phuoc - Officer of Project Development and Science Division

Representatives from Van Lang University include: 

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector
  • Dr. Ngo Minh Hung - Head of International Cooperation and Scientific Research Department
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Kim Oanh - Dean of Faculty of Technology
  • MSc. Nguyen Chi Hieu - Chief Officer of the Board of Director
  • Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Huong - Dean of Pharmacy 
  • Dr. Ngo Minh Hai - Dean of Faculty of Finance and Banking
  • Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Quoc Y - Vice Dean of Engineering 
  • MSc. Nguyen Thi Men - Head of Admissions and Communications Department

vlu cooperates youth science technology development center aAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University gave an opening speech

Opening the signing ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu expresses: Van Lang University has had more than 750 research papers published in prestigious domestic and global journals. Some have been issued in high-quality scientific and meet the standard ISI/ Scopus. Van Lang students have shown their bravery when achieving great awards at domestic and international contests. 

Over 31 years of establishment and development, TST has gained mass experience in awards, research investment organizing awards, investing in research and implementation of scientific and technical projects for many groups with different objects: Young Informatics Contest, Knowledge Bus for students of all levels; Euréka competitions, competitions on creative ideas for students; The Incubator program, the Youth Scientific Intellectual program volunteering exclusively for scientists, ... Most recently during the Covid-19 epidemic, the Center cooperated with the City Chemical Department to fight the epidemic by self-producing more than 200,000 liters of Anolyte salt electrolyte solution, donated to many localities across the country.

vlu cooperates youth science technology development center bMr. Doan Kim Thanh - Member of the Standing Committee of HCMC Youth Union, Director of TST shared about the outstanding activities of the Center

Through the process of learning, exchanging and realizing the harmony in the vision and goals, Van Lang University and the Youth Science and Technology Development Center agreed to sign and cooperate in the following items:

  • Co-operation for Trainers: Youth Science and Technology Innovation Incubator Program; program of young scientific intellectuals volunteering.
  • Collaboration to organize activities for Students: The Science Research Student Award - Euréka; AI competition; Creative Ideas Competition; Green traffic.
  • Collaborate to organize activities for the community: Creative programs for students and young people; Science playgrounds; Knowledge car visit VLU's training facility to provide career counseling for students in Ho Chi Minh City.

vlu cooperates youth science technology development center cVan Lang University and the Youth Science and Technology Development Center of Ho Chi Minh City officially signed a cooperation agreement.

Through the exchange, many ideas about new projects to "incubate" talented young scientists, programs planned to build training curricula for professional STEM teaching for the school system under the Van Lang Education Group in particular and the high schools in the city in general were also formed.

vlu cooperates youth science technology development center dAssoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quoc Y - Vice Dean of Faculty of Engineering - Van Lang University is one of the seeds coming out of the Young Science and Technology Innovation Incubator program organized by TST.

Together with Youth Science and Technology Development Center, Van Lang University hopes to create positive changes in scientific research activities, accelerate the process of completing the goal of becoming a center of technology application of the region until 2030; becoming a unit with many valuable contributions, serving the development of society and community today.

Written by: Hoài Anh
Photo: Lee Minh Phương
Translated by: Pham Vu Thien An


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