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6th Vietnam Summer School of Science opens in Binh Dinh

More than 120 students and 15 lecturers working at domestic and foreign institutions are joining the 6th Vietnam Summer School of Science (VSSS) which opened in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh on July 23.

Themed “Passion Horizon”, the three-day event is among official activities of the Rencontres du Vietnam programme. It is jointly held by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE), Quy Nhon University, the centre for policy research and development, and S3 Academy for Creation.

The summer school will bring participants more than 20 lectures on issues related to scientific research along with practical skills such as how to prepare a CV and apply for scholarships.

According to Professor Tran Thanh Van, President of the Rencontres du Vietnam and ICISE founder, the event is aimed at inspiring young researchers and lecturers, encouraging and giving support to them in pursuing research as a career.

The VSSS was established by a network of Vietnamese scientists group working overseas to share the magic of science and inspire young students. The Summer School’s lectures are designed by researchers studying and working abroad to provide participants with the essence of science and research skills across natural, technical, social, and economic fields.

The event is held annually on a basis of purely academic and non-profit activities.

Last year’s school, entitled “Science in a Nutshell” was organised during August 24-26. Some 180 students participated in 16 lectures.