Research-supporting Project for UEB students

On 11th November, 2014, within the framework of Research-supporting Project for UEB students, the first R-Talk using the theme: "Scientific research - where should students start?" was held in the Meeting Room 801, E4 Building, VNU University of Economics and Business. The forum has attracted more than 100 students of UEB as well as other institutions that actively participated in and interacted with the speakers during the program.

Attending R-Talk 1, from UEB, there were Dr. Le Trung Thanh, Head of Office of Research and Partnership Development, Ms. Tran Thi Hong, Director of Centre for Student Support, Mr. Nguyen Trung Phong, Deputy Secretary of the Youth Union, Nguyen Ngoc Quan, President of the Student Association; from the guests, there were Dr. Tran Thi Lan Huong, Deputy Editor in chief of the Journalof Africa - Middle East Research, The Institutefor Africaand Middle EastStudies (IAMES) and Ms Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, Researcher at the Center for Economic Development Studies, VNU-UEB.

Mr Tran Quang Thang introduced RCES and projects to be implemented in the future

Opening the program, Mr Tran Quang Thang, a member of the founders group of Research Community for Economics Students (RCES) has introduced RCES and the projects which will be implemented in the academic year 2014 - 2015. Those are the projects supporting for economic student in research activities (co-organized by the Center for Student Support and the Young Economists Club - YEC) and RCES project Companion 2014 - 2015. Accordingly, the main activities will include: R-Talk seminars chain, online supporting mailbox during the high seasons, Defense Trial Program and Buddy System - newbies season accompanying through the high season for scientific research. RCES activities will take place throughout the year and follow the UEB students’ research route in this academic year with the goal of supporting the students’ research groups.
After the introduction of the projects supporting students in scientific research, Dr. Le Trung Thanh shared some information about the outstanding research activities of UEB students to the guests, speakers and students attending the forum. He highly appreciated what UEB students have achieved in research activities recently and he has high expectation of positive strides in scientific research activities of UEB students. About RCES, he believes in the success of the project as well as the expectation that RCES will accomplish these objectives; build up an open community for students who are passionate about scientific research.

Speakers and guests shared with students

The most important and also most attractive part of the forum is the discussion with two speakers: Dr. Tran Thi Lan and Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh. With experiences in research and teaching, Dr. Tran Thi Lan Huong has helped to provide the students with the new and positive look about scientific research such as how to identify and limit the research topics, the most difficult issues to start doing research to the students... In the meantime, being a student who had engaged in scientific research, Researcher Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh shared the story of her own research route with the difficulties, challenges, experiences, memorable moments and special benefits that she got from the research activities during her student lifetime. Through the sharing of the two guests, the students were deeply inspired and given more specific suggestions for the selection of research topics.
In this R-Talk 1, students did not only listen to the interesting and useful information from the speakers but also interacted directly with two speakers in the Q&A session. Students were asking around issues related to choosing research topics; research thinking in scientific research, problems of choosing a member for research group, information about sources and references,... all had in turn been answered.
Q&A session took place in the open atmosphere, the close and friendly attitude of the speakers and the enthusiasm of the students.
Due to the limited time of the forum, many questions were not yet answered. These questions will be answered through the online mailbox by RCES support team ( R-Talk 1 ended in the rhythm of the song "Road to glory days" and with the wishing of the speakers and the organizing committee to the students during the academic year 2014-2015.

The guest speakers and UEBstudents  took photo together

According to the plan, R-Talk 2 and Booth Program will give consultancy about selection of research topic with the participation of faculty members and students who has already engaged in scientific research in the previous academic year. R-Talk 2 is expected to be held at the end of November.

RCES - Research Community for Economics Students was founded by a group of UEB students who have involved in scientific research and got high achievement last academic year. The Research Support Project is jointly implemented by RCES, Center for Student Support (CSS) and Young Economists Club (YEC) with the support of the Finance - Bank Club (AFB) and student group from Faculty of International Business and Economics - FIBE (honored class). The project was carried out under the auspices of the Student Association and the Office of Research and Partnership Development, UEB aims to inspire students in research activities; equip students with skills and experience through the projects; search and training qualified student and support faculty members as well as researchers in carrying out the research project.

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