Signing ceremony between Vietnam National University, Hanoi and Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics

On November 23, 2018, at the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), Deputy Director of VNU Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Hong Son and Managing Director of the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics (VIASM) Assoc.Prof. Le Minh Ha representing their respective institutions signed a cooperation agreement in training, research, and development of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in Vietnam.

The representatives of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) attended the signing ceremony, including Director Nguyen Kim Son; Deputy Director Nguyen Hong Son; Leaders of the Office of the President and related Departments; Representatives from the VNU University of  Sciences, VNU University of Technology, VNU University of Education, and VNU University of Economics. 

The representatives of Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM), consisted of Managing Director Le Minh Ha, Deputy Director Trinh Thi Thuy Giang, and Prof. Nguyen Huu Du - former Managing Director and member of the VIASM Scientific Council of the Institute, also attended the event.

The President of VNU Hanoi, Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Kim Son commenced the ceremony by recalling the process that led to the decision of initiating cooperation and said that the two parties hold a lot of capabilities to support each other. He agreed that the cooperation would create new breakthroughs in training, research, and application of Mathematics in the country.


Giám đốc ĐHQGHN PGS.TS. Nguyễn Kim Sơn phát biểu khai mạc buổi Lễ ký thỏa thuận hợp tác

According to Managing Director of VIASM Assoc.Prof. Le Minh Ha, the proposals in the framework of the cooperation agreement were inspired by the ideas of the Institute's Scientific Director - Prof. Ngo Bao Chau and the previous Board of Directors, with strong desire to support research and training activities in universities. The signing of cooperation agreement has not only materialized the possibility of cooperation and development of domestic Mathematics in general, but has also advanced the development of VNU and VIASM in particular. VIASM is bound to quickly implement certain activities in the cooperation agreement, especially since these activities are not limited to Mathematics majors of the University of Natural Sciences and on the contrary, are opened to other universities within VNU,  encouraging interdisciplinary research. Prof. Le Minh Ha also noted that VIASM is an internationally recognized institution with a large network of collaborating researchers not only from Vietnam but also all over the world. Many prominent scientists, Including Fields Medal laureates have visited VIASM. VIASM is receiving great financial support from the National Program for the Development of Mathematics until 2020 for research activities and postgraduate training.


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After the ceremony, Director of VNU Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Kim Son congratulated VNU and VIASM for officially becoming strategic partners in training, research, and development of Mathematics in Vietnam.

Prof. Nguyen Huu Du - former Managing Director and member of the Scientific Council of VIASM stressed that the intention to cooperate with VNU had been raised and discussed for a long time; however, there had not been enough conditions to realize it until today. He contended that the institute has achieved great success in researc and development of Advanced Mathematics.  One of the goals of the National Program for Development of Mathematics 2010-2020 is to increase by twice as much the number of mathematics publications in the SCI (E) category. Thanks in large part to the NPDM, so far it has actually nearly tripled. However, over the past periods, the institute has not focused much on the development of Applied Mathematics. Professor. Nguyen Huu Du was very pleased and looked forward to the idea that this cooperation will make Mathematics become more practical, particularly will support universities in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics research and training.

Areas of cooperation that the two parties have agreed upon includes: coordination in training activities at high school, graduate, and postgraduate levels; coordination in scientific research and publication of learning materials and textbooks; coordination in organizing activities to promote Mathematics such as Summer Schools, Math Open Day, etc.

Here are photos from the signing ceremony: