Health Minister gets Oxford’s visiting professor title

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Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (L) receives the title of visiting professor (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA—Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has been conferred the title of visiting professor by the University of Oxford for a second term, from 2016 to 2021.

The UK Ambassador to Vietnam Giles Level presented the title’s certificate to the Health Minister at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 10.

The ambassador said the title had been granted in recognition of the minister’s contributions to scientific research cooperation between the two countries when she was head of the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute in the past and to the development of Vietnam’s health sector as head of the Health Ministry.

Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien became the first Vietnamese to be awarded the title on October 17, 2013.

After the title-presenting ceremony, Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Ambassador Giles Level held talks to gdiscuss priority contents in cooperation between Vietnam and the UK.