The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on October 23 opened a branch in the campus of Binh Duong University located in the Vietnamese southern province of the same name.
The sub-institute is expected to open up new opportunities for Binh Duong and other provinces in the region in training high-quality human resources in science-technology.
Earlier, Doctor of Science Cao Van Phuong, who is also rector of Binh Duong University , was honoured as an academician of the RSA for his great contributions to bolstering traditional friendship between the two nations.
He was also awarded with noble Keldysh Golden Medal by the RAS for his achievements in mathematics and mechanics.
Establish in 1991 with 12 centres and 520 academicians, 30 of them are foreigners, the RAS functions in compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and the Academy Charter. Its principal aim consists in organization and performance of fundamental researches for the purpose of obtaining further knowledge of the natural, social and human development principles that promote technological, economic, social and cultural development in Russia.