Three Vietnamese scientists are attending the third Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) on “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World” in Singapore from January 19-23.

They are among nearly 300 young scientists and researchers from around the world, engaging with some of the world’s top scientific minds.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai from the Ho Chi Minh City National University and one of the three Vietnamese representatives told Vietnam News Agency corespondents in Singapore that she hopes to exchange experience and engage with top science and technology speakers.

The event is an opportunity to boost scientific cooperation in the future, according to Nguyen Minh Huong, a researcher from the Vietnam Institute of Biotechnology.

The GYSS 2015 also brings together 20 leading scientists who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award in their respective fields.

The summit aims to recognise innovative ideas from participants of the GYSS that address challenges related to urban development in large cities.

Nine projects have been selected out of 55 proposals to be presented on the final day of the summit, and the winning scientist with the best research proposal will walk away with a cash prize of 100,000 USD.

Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to receive the Field Medal, is also attending the event.-VNA