Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology in conjunction with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology held a scientific seminar on international transformation of the two countries’ research establishments, in Hanoi on May 17.

The seminar was an opportunity for both ministries to exchange experiences in the process of transforming and reforming the institutions of scientific and technological organisations, helping raise the effectiveness of their operations.

Dinh Viet Bach, from the Department of Personnel-Organisation under the Ministry of Science and Technology, said the implementation of self-control and a self-responsible mechanism aimed to strengthen responsibility and enhance the initiative and creativity of scientific and technological organisations, at the same time promoting the linking of scientific research, technological development and business, and manufacturing and training.

At the seminar, delegates of the two ministries concentrated on exchanging experiences, figuring out the advantages, difficulties and lessons during the process of institutional transformation, towards the common goal of improving the role of science and technology in the modern economy.-VNA