USD150,000 for Bao Son Prize 2012

On the morning of 26th July 2012, the VNU University of Economics and Business has collaborated with the Bao Son Group to organize a launching ceremony of Bao Son Prize 2012, which is the second year of launching the prize.

Attending to the ceremony was Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen The Binh - Deputy-Director of Research & Development Department of VNU; Mr. Dao Thang - Writer, Vietnam Writers Association; Mr. Trinh Dinh Can - Doctor cum Director of Bao Son International Hospital; together with many representatives of the press and media.
In the post of organizers, there were Mr. Nguyen Truong Son - Bao Son Foundation Chairman cum CEO of Bao Son Group; Dr. Vu Anh Dung - Vice Rector of VNU University of Economics and Business as well as other representatives of the two institutions.


The organizer at the launching ceremony.

Addressing at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Truong Son has introduced the Bao Son Prize and its new points this year. Accordingly, in the first year of launching, the prize has covered 3 fields of education, hunger and poverty reduction, and stable development, which have drawn scientists’ attention and received 23 research projects. However, there was only one project of stable economic development awarded, which was implemented by a Vietnam National University’s research team, mainly in charge by Prof.Dr. Mai Trong Nhuan.
In 2012, apart from the above mentioned fields, Bao Son Foundation is awarding to two more fields of medicine and art. Each winning research project may receive an award as high as USD30,000.
Previously, as for two new research fields in this year, the organizers were actively coordinating with the relevant ministries and government’s agencies to build and complete the regulations for the prize.
Representing the VNU University of Economics and Business - standing agency of Bao Son Prize, Dr. Vu Anh Dung said: “Building Bao Son Prize reflects the high sociality of the organizers, towards the stable values, common benefits and the sustainable development of Vietnamese people and society. We hope to receive the support and interest of scientists to participate in Bao Son Prize 2012 and the next years.”


On behalf of VNU leaders, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen The Binh highly appreciates the significance of Bao Son Prize.

At the launching ceremony, participants especially the press has raised many questions related to new points of Bao Son Prize in 2012 as well as the practical application of project awarded last year.
With the positive purposed and social significance of Bao Son Prize, the organizers hope that the prize will be widespread in public, especially among the scientists to find out deserved works which have high practicality in the production and living, contributing to the overall development of the community.


Mr. Nguyen Truong Son (left) and Dr. Vu Anh Dung (right) are representing the organizers to respond the interview from the press.


In 2011, the Bao Son Prize was first awarded to the project “Investigating, Assessing, Statistics, and Planning Internationally and Nationally Significant Preservation Areas of Underwater Land” by a research team of Vietnam National University, Hanoi led by Prof.Dr. Mai Trong Nhuan - President.
It was the first time a national criteria system of underwater land assessment of Vietnamese was established, instead of international criteria or the criteria by other countries.
On the aspect of science and training, the project contents have been applied and published in national and international scientific journals. Many graduate students, students have found the facilitation from the project to complete their dissertation or thesis. The project has gathered a big number of relevant scientists, managers and researchers to take part in for the socialization and sustainable utility of natural resources and environment.

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