A Vietnamese doctor attended a traditional reception hosted by German President Joachim Gauck at Bellevue Palace in Berlin on June 6 to honour eminent scientists worldwide.

DSc Nguyen The Hoang, Deputy Director of the Hanoi-based Military Central Hospital 108’s Trauma Ward joined over 550 scientists from 74 countries worldwide, who won Germany ’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarships and science awards.

Earlier at a ceremony held in Bamberg city on March 15, Hoang won the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for his contributions to reconstructive surgery.
President Gauck said Germany spares no effort to create a favourable scientific and research environment for international scientists to study and research.
Hoang became an army doctor in 1987 and received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 1994 to pursue a doctorate degree at Rechts der Isar Hospital run by the University of Munich .
In 2006, he got a Humboldt scholarship to conduct a research project in Germany .
The Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship Foundation has established a network of over 26,000 scientists from 130 countries, including 49 Nobel laureates.-VNA