Scientists awarded top prizes at Vietnamese Talent Awards 2009
This year’s Vietnamese Talent Awards could not pick the winners for the top ICT prizes, but this is the first time the awards honoured outstanding Vietnamese scientists.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan handed the award to Prof. Ngo Viet Trung
“As the first prize is very prestigious and highly regarded in terms of scientific and technological values, the jury decided to leave it untaken this year, in hope that this would be a motivation for next year’s contestants to try harder to deserve that prize,” said chairman of the jury Prof. Nguyen Van Hieu at the final award ceremony night on November 20.
After five years, the Vietnamese Talent Awards have become the leading awards in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in the country. It has attracted attention and support from the country’s leaders as well as the business sector and the society.
Winners of the last four years
This year's final round candidates
According to direction by President Nguyen Minh Triet after last year’s final awards ceremony, this year, the organisers of the Vietnamese Talent Awards are proud to announce the expansion to honouring outstanding Vietnamese scientists that have contributed significantly to the country as well as the world’s scientific development.
For the traditional ICT awards, the highest prize this year was a second prize worth VND50 million ($2,700) in the potential product group, awarded to the research group from the ICDREC centre, with the product Vn08-01 microchip. There were no awards given to the second prize in the applied product group as well as the first prizes in both leagues.
The Vietnamese Talent Awards honoured Prof. Nguyen Hoang Tri from Hanoi University of Education for his outstanding research achievements in environmental science.
Prof. Le Tran Binh from School of Technology, National University of Hanoi, was honoured for his highly regarded researches in genetic and botanical cell technology.
Prof. Ngo Viet Trung, president of the Mathematics Institute, was honoured for his exceptional achievements in mathematical researches, which have been widely accepted not only by the national community, but the international scientific community as well.
Each prize for the Vietnamese Talent in Natural Science is worth VND 100 million ($5,500).