Attracting overseas Vietnamese scientists

15:42 | 09/09/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The overseas Vietnamese community has more than 300,000 people working in science in developed countries such as the US, France, Australia and Japan. The attraction of these human resources plays a key role and lays in the state’s guidelines and policies.

Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said that the state had always paid attention to attract talented human resources, especially overseas Vietnamese. The Politburo issued Resolution 36/NQ-TW on tasks for overseas Vietnamese. In addition, the Ministry of Science and Technology issued many policies to attract its human resources. The ministry proposed to the prime minister and was allowed to organize a network of Vietnam’s scientific and technological representatives abroad, contributing to promoting links between domestic and overseas scientists. To date, the ministry has deployed its network in 17 countries such as the US, France, Germany, Russia, India, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, China and Australia.

The Ministry of Science and Technology has nearly completed database on Vietnamese scientists in those countries. Therefore, coordination between domestic institutes and universities with foreign scientific and technological agencies had made much progress in recent times. Many overseas Vietnamese scientists have attended domestic conferences, seminars and joint research programs.

The Ministry of Science and Technology has also established joint research programs based on the protocol. Overseas Vietnamese scientists may apply documents to the Ministry of Science and Technology to be supported the implementation of scientific and technological tasks in the cooperation framework between domestic and foreign agencies.

The ministry is accelerating the construction of scientific and technological institutes based on foreign advanced model such as the Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology in order to attract overseas Vietnamese scientists with specific incentives. Nguyen Quan said that a modern scientific and technological institute based on foreign model would become a leader to help develop the scientific and technological sector.

Former Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Thang said that the ministry was implementing the FIRST project (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to build a network of foreign experts and overseas Vietnamese scientists and attract foreign and overseas Vietnamese scientists. All of them will have an opportunity to be supported the implementation of scientific and technological tasks. The FIRST project is expected to attract about 50 foreign and overseas Vietnamese scientists.

However, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said that to work in the long term in domestic scientific and technological agencies, the government should issue specific policies with a focus on the working environment./.

By Quynh Nga

Theo ven.vn