THE AWARD CEREMONY OF TON DUC THANG UNIVERSITY SCIENTIFIC PRIZE 2017
On January 19, 2018, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) proudly organized the Award Ceremony for the Ton Duc Thang University Scientific Prize (TDTU Prize). There were many distinguished guests who spent their precious time to join this special event, including Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu – Vice President of the HCMC People’s Committee, Mr. Sofian Akmal Abd. Karim - Consulate General of Malaysia in HCMC, Mr. Kyle Nunas - Consulate General of Canada in HCMC, Mr. Luu Trung Nghia – Director of Department of Science and Technology in Gia Lai province and Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan - Chair of TDTU Scientific Prize Committee. About TDTU, it was our honor to welcome the President, Prof. Le Vinh Danh, the members of the Presidential board, the members of the Science & Training Committee and more than 1,000 lecturers, officers and students.
TDTU Prize was initiated by Ton Duc Thang University in 2016 and the first prize was awarded for 2017. The Prize aims to recognize and honor the world's eminent scientists for their outstanding achievements and research; for their contributing actively in the development of science and technology for mankind, as well as for their activities to serve people and society all over the world.
After 6 months launching (from March 2017 to September 2017), TDTU Prize 2017 has received 62 applications of scientists from the Philippines, Pakistan, China, India, Canada, France Italy, Israel, Russia, Belgium, Estonia, United States, Iran, Nigeria, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam. The Prize Committee includes well-known scientists at home and abroad and is presided by Prof. Tuan V. Nguyen, decided 3 selection criteria: the productivity and quality of scientific research; the importance and innovation in research studies; and the influence of scientist’s achievement in scientific research on their country and global. The final result shows that there are 4 scientists who qualify for the awards including:
- Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred to 2 scientists: Prof. Edward A. McBean, Guelph University, Canada and Prof. Nguyễn Thời Trung, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam.
- Rising Star Award is conferred to Dr. Stephanie Kwai-Yee Ma, University of Hong Kong (HKU).
- Women in Science Award is conferred to Dr. Leo Choe Peng, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
Images from the Award Ceremony of TDTU Prize 2017:
Prof. Le Vinh Danh, President of TDTU, delivered the opening speech
Prof. Lê Vinh Danh and Mr. Kyle Nunas, Consulate General of Canada, presented the Lifetime Achievement Awards to Prof. Edward A. McBean (second person from the left) ad Prof. Nguyễn Thời Trung
Dr. Stephanie Kwai-Yee Ma received the Rising Star Award
Dr. Leo Choe Peng received the Women in Science Award
The winners took pictures with the Vice President of the HCMC People’s Committee and the President of TDTU and other distinguished guests
Friends and families went on stage to congratulate the winners
Some of the photos from the event:
TDTU PRIZE ON NEWS
Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City on January 19 held an award ceremony honoring four Vietnamese and foreign scientists who won the Ton Duc Thang University Scientific Prize 2017.