The annual Kovalevskaya awards 2012 honouring outstanding female
scientists were presented at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 4.
The 17-member staff of the Experimental Biology Centre under the
Technological Application Institute of the Ministry of Science and
Technology received the award for numerous projects researching the
production of nutritious supplement products from sea weeds and
biological waste treatment solutions.
The centre was also successful in multiplying a number of valuable local medicinal plants.
The individual prize went to Associate Professor, Dr Bach Khanh Hoa,
former director of the National Institute of Haematology and Blood
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the prize winners’ efforts to overcome
all difficulties to pursue their scientific research, contributing to
national construction and development through their initiatives and
He called on the whole society to create conditions for women to devote more to the country.
The Vietnam Kovalevskaya Award Committee was established in 1985. The
award was named after the great Russian female mathematician Sofia
On this occasion, prizes were also
presented to winners of a writing contest on bright examples of
Vietnamese women, which attracted nearly 30,000 entries nationwide
between June-October 2012.-VNA