“Science and Technology in the Service of Environmental Protection” was the theme of this year’s ‘Science and Technology Day,’ held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The United Nations General Assembly has approved by consensus a resolution that proclaims 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development. The United Nations emphasizes that the applications of the basic sciences are essential to advances in medicine, industry, agriculture, water resources, energy planning, the environment, communications and culture.
Science and emerging technologies meet the needs of humanity, providing access to information and improving the health and well-being of individuals, communities and societies.
“In Vietnam, the awareness of environmental protection and the importance of science and technology in this area still need to be developed more widely and deeply,” said Associate Professor Phan Thi Hà Duong, Deputy Director from the International Center for Research and Training in Mathematics (ICRTM).
Science and Tech Day
This year, the Science and Technology Day, held on May 14 in Hanoi, had as its theme “Science and technology in the service of environmental protection”.
“The event aimed to disseminate knowledge from science to practice in the country on environmental protection,” said Phan Thi Hà Duong, organizer of the event. “The event brought together theoretical scientists as well as leading experts and managers in measuring environmental indicators, new materials, biospheres as well as Vietnam’s clean air networks,” she added.
Four public lectures
Science and Technology Day 2022 included four public lectures and an expert seminar. The first lecture on “Physics in air quality monitoring”, was presented by Associate Professor, Dr. Dinh Van Trung, director of the Institute of Physics, also director of the International Center for Physics.
During the second conference, Professor, Dr. Dinh Nho Hào, President of the Scientific Council, of the Institute of Mathematics, dealt with “Inverted mathematics around us”.
The third conference “Hydro, an environmentally friendly fuel?” was presented by Associate Professor Dr. Trân Dinh Phong, Co-Director of the Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
The last lecture focused on “Systems Thinking in Establishing and Managing UNESCO Biosphere Areas in Vietnam”. The purpose of establishing UNESCO biosphere reserves around the world and also in Vietnam is to achieve “harmony between man and nature”, Nguyên Hoàng Tri stressed, namely conservation for the development and development for conservation.
To successfully achieve the above goal, the principles of “respecting differences” and “community participation” must be adhered to and strictly implemented in all areas with the scientific basis of SLIQ (system thingking – systems thinking, landscape planning – landscaping, inter-sector coordination – interdisciplinary coordination, quality economy – quality economy).
Service of environmental protection
Science and Technology Day 2022: “Science and technology at the service of environmental protection” ended with the seminar “Science and technology for environmental protection” in the presence of five scientific experts theoretical as well as leading experts and managers in the field of environmental measurement indicators, new materials and biospheres. The experts discussed the dissemination of knowledge to the practice of science and its impact in the protection of the environment.
This year’s event was organized by the International Center for Physics (ICP) and the International Center for Research and Training in Mathematics (ICRTM). These two scientific institutions, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, were established in 2021 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
This post was culled from Le Courrier Du Vietnam.