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First Vietnamese student among 50 finalists of Global Student Prize 2021

Dong Ngoc Ha, a biological science student at the Hanoi University of Science (Vietnam National University), has been named among the Top 50 Finalists for the Global Student Prize 2021.

The finalists shortlisted for this year’s prize have been selected from over 3,500 nominations and applications from 94 countries and territories around the world.

Candidates who apply for the Global Student Prize are assessed on a range of criteria, including their academic achievements, influence on their peers, and how they made a difference within their local communities.

The winner is due to be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in Paris, France, in November and will receive a cash prize of 100,000 USD.

Ha has received a number of awards, including a third-class Labour Order in recognition of his outstanding achievements in labour, creativity, and national construction, a silver medal at the International Biology Olympiad 2020, and the first prize at the Vietnam Biology Olympiad 2020.

In 2019, he founded the Biology For All Vietnam project which was the first pro-bono scheme of its kind for gifted students in Vietnam. The project brought together a team of seven lecturers to teach National Biology Olympiad teams in 10 localities across the country./.