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Vietnam Attracts High-Level Vietnamese and Foreign Human Resources Abroad | Scientific technology

The government intends to develop high-level scientific and technological human resources in Vietnam

The strategy points out that science, technology and innovation all play an important role in the development of key industries in Vietnam, with emphasis on processing and manufacturing industries (to achieve the proportion of at least 45%), in order to restructure the national economy to be more modern in 2030; in Vietnam’s active participation in Industry 4.0.

To achieve the objectives of the strategy, it is necessary to stimulate scientific, technological and innovative activities, at the national level, to establish a national innovative ecosystem that can be closely linked to its counterparts in the region and the world.

Therefore, the government has planned to build a system of national, regional and sectoral innovation centers, startup support centers that connect to high-tech zones, residential areas, financial centers, capital funds- risk, to universities and research institutes in order to form innovative clusters.

Another key mission of the strategy is to develop competent scientific human resources with a high level of innovation; improve their computer and foreign language skills. This should be achieved from the start of schooling through participation in practical school projects, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) training. Good career guidance and advice on continuing scientific studies at school and university should also be supported.

In addition, the government places emphasis on building up highly qualified scientific human resources, including leading scientists who can match the level of their counterparts in developed countries.

This is achieved through continuous training of scientific human resources of priority areas in countries of advanced scientific level; the introduction of policies and mechanisms to financially support and facilitate immigration as well as work permit procedures for overseas Vietnamese or foreigners who participate in domestic scientific activities; and the development of a network to connect talented Vietnamese scientists abroad.

Simultaneously, there must be a policy to send Vietnamese workers to multinational companies, foreign startups to gain experience before returning to work in the country. Outdated policies should be changed to create favorable conditions for lecturers and researchers to regularly participate in science, technology and innovation activities in companies.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Vien Hong