DAEJEON, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of Vietnamese scientists who studied at science and technology institutions in South Korea have established a joint alumni association.
Korea University of Science and Technology (UST) said that Vietnamese scientists held an inauguration ceremony for the KOREA S&T (Science and Technology) Joint Alumni Association last Saturday in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The association brings together all Vietnamese graduates or research fellows who studied at UST, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and other institutions.
More than 100 alumni, out of some 400 graduates in total, participated in the event.
Moon Gil-ju, the dean of UST who first proposed the establishment of the association; Kim Soo-hyun, vice dean of KAIST; Moon Seung-hyeon, dean of GIST; and Geum Dong-hwa, dean of Vietnam-Korea Institute of Science and Technology also participated in the ceremony.
“Vietnamese scientists who earned their degrees in South Korea, a leading nation in science and technology, have come together in this very place,” said Bui Ba Chinh, head of the Authorization Center at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam.
“This will serve as an opportunity to stimulate closer exchange with the science and technology industry in South Korea.”
“It is meaningful that graduates who have experienced science and technology in South Korea have gathered,” said UST dean Moon Gil-ju.
“The occasion will help pave the way for deeper scientific and technological cooperation with Vietnam in accordance with our government’s New South Policy.”
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