Natural Sciences University asked to increase scientific research hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang attends the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has asked the University of Natural Sciences under Hanoi National University to strengthen scientific research activities, focusing on applied sciences.

He urged the facility to build strong research groups, while developing a number of major sciences, including computing, renewable energy, environment and maritime technology, thus enabling technology transfer and dealing with issues related to the environment, green growth and climate change.

Speaking at a ceremony on November 12 to mark the university’s 60th anniversary, he asked the university to further improve education and training quality to enhance the country’s human resources quality and meeting the requirement of the labour market.

It is crucial to design policies to attract high profile lecturers, while expanding external relations and creating favourable conditions for scientists to conduct research, he said.

Meanwhile, the university should also pay attention to build pure and strong Party organisation, increasing political awareness for students, lecturers and officials.

He requested other ministries, sectors and localities to support the university to promote its role as the leading research university in fundamental science of Vietnam, and enter top 100 Asian universities in 2020 and reaching Asian standard for a number of areas in 2030.

The University of Natural Sciences under the Hanoi National University, formerly known as Hanoi University, was established in 1956, becoming the first university offering fundamental science courses in the northern region, with 430 students initially. Prof. Nguy Nhu Kon Tum was the first headmaster of the university.

On December 10, 1993, the university was named the University of Natural Sciences and put under the management of Hanoi National University. It was the first facility in the country offering programmes for high-school, post-graduate, Master and PhD levels as well as special bachelor science courses for talents.

The facility has made excellent achievements during its 60-year operation, significantly contributing to the country’s education development as well as the national construction and defence.

As a top facility for fundamental science training, the university has announced more than 200 scientific researches each year at prestigious international science magazines, including the Nature Magazine.

At the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang presented Ho Chi Minh Order to the university. This is the second time the facility has been honoured with the noble order.-VNA