JINR and Vietnam enhance cooperation on youth work

News, 07 September 2023

On 28–30 August 2023, the JINR delegation took part in the 8th Academic Conference on Natural Science for Young Scientists, Master and PhD Students from ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries in Vinh, Vietnam.

The purpose of the visit was to develop a long-term cooperation programme with scientific and educational institutions of Vietnam, including Vinh University, in the field of personnel training. As a JINR Member State, Vietnam intends to actively develop cooperation, as well as coordinate the scientific and educational agenda in the countries of Southeast Asia.

At a meeting with the President of the University, Nguyen Hai Bang, representatives of the JINR Directorate, Boris Sharkov and Otilia-Ana Culicov, and Acting Rector of Dubna State University Andrey Denikin, discussed possible joint projects in education, and in particular, regional student internships for scholarship holders, Master’s, and PhD students. They also agreed to prepare a memorandum of understanding, to strengthen bilateral relations between Vinh University and JINR, and to prepare a partnership agreement with Dubna State University. Persons responsible for the preparation of draft agreements were appointed.

Students and young scientists were introduced to the advanced projects, major achievements, and available opportunities at JINR. They also learnt about the training programmes by the JINR University Centre aimed at attracting foreign students, and the programmes by Dubna University that provide an opportunity for foreign students and postgraduates, coming to study at the University, to carry out a research project at JINR in order to defend a thesis and obtain a degree in the future.

At the conference, the participants had a chance to attend a transportable multimedia JINR exhibition to get acquainted with the main projects and “visit” the main facilities of the Institute by taking a virtual tour.