At the contest (Photo: most.gov.vn)

Sydney (VNA) – Winners of a contest on research initiatives and innovations for Vietnamese researchers in Australia were honoured at a ceremony held in New South Wales on September 29.

The first-ever contest was jointly held by the representative office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology in Sydney and the club of overseas Vietnamese intellectuals in New South Wales, Australia.

It attracted the participation of many Vietnamese postgraduates from six famous Australian universities, including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney (UOS), the University of New Castle (UON) and the University of Wollongong.

Professor Nghiem Duc Long, head of the club, said the contest is expected to connect Vietnamese postgraduates in Australia and open up opportunities for domestic and foreign scientists to exchange information, thus promoting the transfer of cutting-edge technologies in Vietnam.

Chu Quang Hoa, head of the representative office, said his office will send the winning projects home and join hands with the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development to allocate capital to the projects.

The club of overseas Vietnamese intellectuals in New South Wales was launched in May 2018, aiming to gather Vietnamese scientists in New South Wales and connect them with the intellectual community at home for mutual professional support and promoting cooperation, contributing to sustainable development of the Vietnamese economy.

New South Wales is now home to nearly 100 Vietnamese scientists.-VNA