Connect with us

Sci-tech-environment

Problems hinder VN medical sector from having publications in prestigious journals

Published

on

Having scientific articles published in Nature and Science is a lifelong dream of many scientists, including countries with developed science sectors, according to Prof Ta Thanh Van, President of Hanoi Medical University.

Problems hinder VN medical sector from having publications in prestigious journals

Prof Ta Thanh Van

But having articles published in prestigious journals can be difficult for all academic fields, not only the medical sector.

According to Van, science journals are classified into different groups which have different prestige levels and scientific value. Many people try to set criteria to quantify the scientific value of journals. However, the criteria is not the same for all. There are some journals with extremely low scientific credibility.

According to Van, it is very difficult to publish scientific articles in the world’s most famous journals with the current resources (human, research facilities, financial capability) in Vietnam.

There are three barriers that prevent scientists from publishing articles in international prestigious journals.

The first is English skills. What will their articles be like if they don’t know how to express their ideas, even though their ideas are very good?

The second is ideas for research. This is the most important for scientists. The newer and more groundbreaking the ideas are, the higher the value and opportunities to publish in prestigious journals.

Research work which just follows or imitates ideas and methods of someone else won’t have high scientific value and will be rejected by journals as they cannot satisfy the requirements for ‘novelty’.

This is a big problem for Vietnamese scientists. In order to have ‘novelty’ and ‘breakthrough’, the country needs to have a very strong foundation of basic sciences, so scientists can ‘live on science and live for science’. They need to read a lot of books, and exchange information with international scientists via conferences, seminar and other channels.

The third is facilities and financial capability. Once scientists have ideas, they need necessary conditions to prove their ideas. Scientists need good facilities and financial capability to pay for research, experiments and workers. There should be a financial management mechanism that will help boost the development of science and technology, not just a mechanism aimed at preventing wrongdoing in scientific activities.

He said that the contingent of Vietnamese scientists has been growing rapidly over the last 10 years thanks to policies on strengthening training in both Vietnam and overseas.

“Vietnam now has many good scientists of an international stature, including ones trained in Vietnam and foreign countries, and VietKieu (overseas Vietnamese) who return to work. However, no matter what they are, if we don’t have these three above factors, we will forever lag behind,” he said.

As for solutions to the problems, Van said the most important is a reasonable policy that encourages the development of science.

“By that, I mean fairness. Scientists need to be paid based on their abilities,” he said.

“There should be a mechanism that ‘filters’ and ‘classifies’ scientists. They need to be nurtured, given favorable conditions to work, and get paid for their scientific capability,” he said.

“Scientific capability means the scientific products they create, or the training of ‘seeds’ who can offer products in the future. Uniformity and egalitarianism are obstacles to science development,” Van said.

Vietnam also needs to define the priority for every field of science and technology – at the national, ministerial and local levels. This will allow Vietnam to make reasonable investments based on the needs of society, and save resources.

It’s also necessary to associate research with training to save resources and strive for the ‘dual goal’ of improvement of training quality and vice versa. A modern and advanced training system creates talented scientists and valuable scientific products.

Around the world, the ‘cradle’ of inventions and big prizes like Nobel Price exists mostly at universities. The existence of research institutes that are separated from training activities is a waste of resources and is inefficient. 

Le Huyen

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/feature/problems-hinder-vn-medical-sector-from-having-publications-in-prestigious-journals-824428.html

Sci-tech-environment

Tech unicorn VNG to list on UPCoM

Vietnamese tech giant VNG Corporation is finalizing its list of shareholders to prepare for a listing on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) exchange.

Published

on

Towards this, it has asked shareholders to complete their transactions before 5 p.m. November 28. All further transactions will be delayed until its shares are up on the UPCoM, an exchange set up to encourage companies to list their stocks.

UPCoM is one of three bourses in Vietnam, of which the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) is the biggest with the highest criteria. It requires a company to post profits within the previous two years to list.

VNG, however, posted a loss of over VND70 billion last year.

The unicorn, a startup with a valuation of more than $1 billion, has also announced that its three foreign shareholders, Tenacious Bulldog Holdings Limited, Prosperous Prince Enterprises Limited and Gamevest PTE, have reduced their stakes to below 5% each.

Tenacious Bulldog and Prosperous Prince had a 28.46% stake in VNG, while Gamevest had an 8.14% stake.

The listing on UPCoM is an unexpected move by VNG, given that it had earlier announced plans to list on NASDAQ.

In the first nine months of the year, VNG posted losses of over VND764 billion.

Founded in 2004, VNG operates Zalo, a highly popular messaging and social network platform in Vietnam.

Source: VnExpress

Source: https://e.nhipcaudautu.vn/tech/tech-unicorn-vng-to-list-on-upcom-3349253/

Continue Reading

Sci-tech-environment

Vietnam’s Cerberus Esports team wins 6th place at PUBG Global Championship 2022

Vietnamese League of Legends esports team has set record for Vietnam and the APAC region after winning 6th place at PUBG Global Championship 2022, after a month of fierce competition in Dubai.

Published

on

The achievement brought the Vietnamese esports team VND3.78 billion ($152,500) in reward. Cerberus Esports team members who have averaged age of 19.6 has set six records for Vietnam and the APAC region.

Cerberus is also one of the teams that have never had experience in an international tournament. It started the competition with low expectations from international pundits. Twire.gg rated Cerberus to finish the game in 19th place.

However, it performed beyond the audience’s expectations. From the beginning, Cerberus demonstrated good performance and got important scores. The Vietnamese young men got 114 points and became the 6th ranked team in the world, setting unprecedented records for Vietnam as well as the APAC region.

“Our players, who are between 18 and 20 years old, set the record, proving that Cerberus team has great potential. We are confident to maintain our position as one of the leading e-sports teams in Vietnam,” said Michael Minsoo Chung, Cerberus Esports Operations Director.

“We have high hopes to become a team that will bring greater development opportunities for Vietnamese e-sports,” he added.  

Photo: Cerberus Esports
Photo: Cerberus Esports

At PUBG Global Championship 2022, 32 teams from four regions, including 12 from Asia, 8 from Europe, 6 from the Asia Pacific, and the remaining 6 from the Americas competed for a total prize of $2 million.

Founded in 2018, Cerberus Esports is a professional e-sports organization headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently a training and competition place for five teams from five different e-sports.

Saudi Arabia to invest $38 billion in esports 

In a related development, Saudi Arabia has planned to invest $38 billion to turn the kingdom into a hub for e-sports by 2030 as part of its plan to diversify the economy of the world’s largest oil exporter, Bloomberg News reported.  

Photo: Cerberus Esports
Photo: Cerberus Esports

Savvy Games Group, a subsidiary of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will invest $13 billion in acquiring and developing a games publisher and $18.7 billion in acquiring minority holdings in gaming firms. It will also invest $5.3 billion in established companies in the gaming sector.

Saudi Arabia has already begun to invest actively in the e-gaming business. It owns shares in Activision Blizzard Inc., Electronic Arts Inc., and Nintendo Co. through its Public Investment Fund. The plan has threatened South Korea’s esports suzerainty status.

Source: https://e.nhipcaudautu.vn/tech/vietnams-cerberus-esports-team-wins-6th-place-at-pubg-global-championship-2022-3349269/

Continue Reading

Sci-tech-environment

Vietnam to become a regional Digital Hub

Vietnam is aiming to become a Digital Hub, a place to transfer, connect, store and process data regional and world data.

Published

on

The Ministry of Information and Communications’ proposed information and communication infrastructure plan for the years 2021 to 2030 is to make Vietnam a “Digital Hub” where data from across the world may be transferred, connected, stored, and processed.

The term “Digital Hub” refers to a network of data storage facilities, cloud computing infrastructure, and Internet traffic exchanged by super developers, as well as global telecommunications, information technology, and digital content, which offer services in several nations and regions.

Vietnam has geographic advantages to become a regional digital hub, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications, including its location between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, close proximity to important and dynamic development centers in the region and the world, where many economies serve as growth engines, and its location on the trans-Asian road route established by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in order to coordinate regional development.

Additionally, Vietnam is situated on the primary axis of the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC), which connects the Pacific and Indian Oceans, offering tremendous potential for quick, economical, and efficient freight transit. 

The chance that Vietnam will emerge as the region’s digital hub is also demonstrated by the number of Internet users and, in particular, the data traffic that migrates to Vietnam. 

Statistics show that there are presently more than 72 million Internet users in Vietnam, with certain applications like Facebook having up to 75.6 million active users and accounts, and Zalo having more than 75.6 million active users, and 74.1 million active users, respectively.

Source: VnEconomy

Source: https://e.nhipcaudautu.vn/tech/vietnam-to-become-a-regional-digital-hub-3349082/

Continue Reading

Trending