Scientists stress request to develop sci-tech human resource

Tuesday, 2014-08-26 17:29:24
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VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan speaking at the working session (Source: VNA)
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Nhan Dan Online - Scientists of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) have stressed the request to develop future scientific researchers, at a working session with Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee President, Nguyen Thien Nhan on August 26.

According to Director of Institute of Materials Science, Nguyen Quang Liem, human resources mobilised in science and technology have not yet met the quest for the sector’s development.

He cited that under Vietnam’s National Strategy for Science and Technology Development, Vietnam targets 90,000 working in the field. The figure, according to him is modest in comparison with neighbouring countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore where six or seven people out of 1,000 people work in the field.

His opinion was supported by Director of the Institute for Environmental Technology, Nguyen Hoai Chau. Chau pointed out that research institute units have been allocated with limited quota for official personnel, which leads to the lack of human resources for the institutes, while causing difficulties for young and talented scientists who want to apply for jobs.

Speaking at the event, VFF President, Nguyen Thien Nhan highly appreciated the frank and enthusiastic opinions contributed by the scientists.

He asked VAST to work out a plan to develop human resource for science and technology for the next five to 10 years.

He also pledged that VFF would work closely with the science and technology circle to boost human resources for national construction and development.

VNA/ Translated by Nhan Dan Online