Korea-Expert, Vietnamese Scientists to Gather in Hanoi on November 24
The ‘Korea S&T United Alumni Association’ will hold inaugural meeting on November 24 (Saturday) in Hanoi
Over 100 alumni who graduated UST, KAIST, GIST and KIST will attend the meeting
November 23, 2018 11:57 KST
HANOI & DAEJEON--(Korea Newswire) November 23, 2018 -- The inaugural meeting of the Korea S&T United Alumni Association will be held on November 24, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam for the first time.
The alumni association is an organization of Vietnamese scientists who studied at leading educational and research institutions in science and technology in Korea, including University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
UST (President: Dr. Moon Kil Choo) hosts the Korea S&T United Alumni Association meeting to promote exchange among Vietnamese alumni who are serving in Vietnam after studying in Korea.
UST is the only national graduate school in Korea that educate researchers for master’s degrees and doctorates by granting graduate course functions to 32 government-funded research institutions. KAIST (President: Dr. Sung-Chul Shin) and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST, President: Dr. Seung Hyeon Moon) are typical and research-oriented universities with graduate and undergraduate level programs. KIST (President: Dr. Lee Byung Gwon) is the first government-funded research institution in Korea that conducts research activities in basic and applied sciences.
Out of over 400 Vietnamese scientists produced by these four institutions, more than 100 scientists who are engaged in activities in Vietnam are expected to attend the event. The launch of the united alumni association will be led by key members, including Bui Ba Chinh (Executive Director, Vietnam Certification Center), President, Vietnamese Alumni Association of UST; Huong Minh Nguyen (researcher, Institute of Biotechnology in Vietnam), a graduate of KAIST; Do Manh Cuong (vice head, Division of Environmental and Community Health, Vietnam Health Environment Management Agency, Ministry of Health), a graduate of GIST; and Nguyen Duc Luong (professor, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi), President, Vietnamese Alumni Association of KIST.
The United Alumni Association is expected to make significant contribution to strengthening unity and harmony among ‘Korea-expert’ Vietnamese alumni in science and technology, promoting exchange in science and technology between Vietnam and Korea, and developing these fields of Vietnam.
The meeting will be honored by attendance of a number of leaders in science and technology, including Dr. Moon Kil Choo, President of UST, Dr. Kim Soohyun, Vice President of KAIST, Dr. Seung Hyeon Moon, President of GIST, Dr. Yoon Seok-Jin, Vice President of KIST, and Dr. Kum Donghwa, President of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST).
“I could receive a doctorate by conducting research works in wonderful conditions in Korea. I will exert my efforts to development of Vietnam and cooperation in science and technology fields with Korea together with other Vietnamese alumni,” said Bui Ba Chinh, an alumnus of UST.
“The first meeting of the United Alumni Association is very significant as it provides a chance of promoting exchange based on affection towards Korea regardless of institutions they graduated,” said Dr. Moon Kil Choo, President of UST. “I genuinely hope these alumni will contribute to cooperation in science and technology between Korea and Vietnam while growing as leaders who will drive development of the world science and technology.”
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