The Vietnam Institute for Advance Study in Mathematics and the Ministry of Education and Training announced the awarding of 70 excellent mathematics researches in Ho Chi Minh City on May 16.

At an event held at the University of Natural Sciences under the HCM City National University, they also presented 475 scholarships from the National Target Programme on the development of mathematics to maths students from high schools and universities across the country.

In its third year this year, the awarded researches were selected from 210 mathematics works published on international mathematics journals in the international science indexing from 2013-2014.

According to Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga, the Ministry has spent 25 billion VND in awards to outstanding mathematics researches and maths students with excellent records over the past three years.

A finding released recently by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of Science and Mathematics ranked Vietnam in the 12th spot of the 76 countries listed./.