The Vietnam Research and Education Network (VinaREN) has emerged as an
information superhighway 8 years after its inception in 2004, allowing
the local research – training community to connect with over 50 million
colleagues all over the world.
By now, more than 100
agencies in all 63 provinces and cities in the country including
research institutes, universities, hospitals, and departments of science
and technology have linked up with VinaREN.
the Director of National Agency for Science and Technology Information
under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ta Ba Hung, the
international VinaREN line upgraded from 155 Mbps to 622 Mbps helps
boost the stability for internal and global connection.
Besides sharing scientific information with their international
counterparts, Vietnamese scientists and researchers are also now able to
access many databases worldwide, Hung added.
VinaREN assisted a number of major domestic hospitals in organising
video conferences to share treatment experiences and new techniques with
foreign counterparts. It also served the transmission of
hydro-meteorological data from abroad to the National Centre for