For International Women’s Day on March 8th 2018, the Vietnam Women’s Union held a ceremony for the Kovalevskaia Awards 2017. This ceremony brought together female scientists with students of Hanoi National University. Attendants included Deputy Prime Minister H.E.Vu Duc Dam, President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Mr. Tran Thanh Man, and many State, ministry, and agency representatives.
Participants at the ceremony for the Kovalevskaia Awards 2017
Deputy Prime Minister H.E.Vu Duc Dam and President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Mr Tran Thanh Man present flowers to the outstanding female scientists
The Kovalevskaia Awards 2017 was given to outstanding female scientists who made great contributions to the country’s socio-economic development. This year it was awarded to Associate Professor Dr. Tran Van Khanh, Head of the Molecular Pathology Department under the Hanoi Medical University’s Faculty of Medical Technology cum Deputy Director of Gen-Protein Research Centre, and Associate Professor Dr. Dinh Thi Bich Lan, Senior Lecturer under the Institute of Biotechnology at Hue University.
Deputy Prime Mister H.E. Vu Duc Dam and former Vietnamese President Nguyen Thi Doan present Kovalevskaia Awards 2017 to two female scientists for their outstanding contributions to the country’s socio-economic development
Madam Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Member of Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Women’s Union, stressed the importance of the Kovalevskaia Awards 2017 and gave appreciation to the two female scientists who received the Kovalevskaia Awards 2017.
Madam Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, President of the Vietnam Women’s Union, addressing the ceremony
At the award ceremony, female students asked the panel of female scientists about their experiences in scientific research. Through this discussion, students were energized to continue their studies and encouraged to pursue subjects currently active in research science. The Kovalevskaia Fund offered three female students scholarships for studying Math at Hanoi University of Natural Science and the Vietnam Women’s Union will support 12 scientific research projects for female students at the Hanoi University of Natural Science – Hanoi Vietnam National University.
Female scientists discussing their experiences with scientific research to a student audience
Students asking questions to the panel of female scientists
Scholarships being granted and support being given to scientific research for female students