Vietnam Summer School of Science is an initiative of a group of young Vietnamese scientists working in Singapore (Dr. Giap Van Duong, Dr. Ngo Duc The, Dr. Luu Quang Hung) who committed to inspire young students in the home country. The first summer school was held in August 2013 at College of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi with the supports from its staffs (Dr. Trinh Thi Thuy Giang, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Binh and Mr. Truong Ngoc Kiem). There were 80 participants selected from 180 applicants through an open application process. Six young and experienced lecturers working locally or overseas gave talks at the summer school. The 2013 summer school lectures include:

  1. A review of scientific research and academic freedom – Dr. Giap Van Duong
  2. Research activities at the university – Dr. Ngo Duc The
  3. Scientific research: from idea to reality – Dr. Pham Thai Son
  4. Plagiarism – Dr. Pham Thai Son
  5. Science and art – Dr. Giap Van Duong
  6. Some experiences in writing and presenting scientific results – Dr. Ngo Duc Thanh
  7. Soft skills for research and working in academic career – Dr. Ngo Duc The
  8. English for academic work: selection for science students – Ms. Ho Huyen
  9. Government scholarships – Dr. Luu Quang Hung
  10. Preparation for admission and scholarship application – Dr. Luu Quang Hung

The summer school get good feedback from participants. Some students got better achievement in research, and some of them were successful to obtain scholarships to study aboard in the following academic year.