The Ho Chi Minh and State Prizes in Science and Technology are the most prestigious prizes in science and technology at present in Vietnam. These prizes are awarded every 5 years by the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The scientific and technological works winning the prizes are research works having great and long-term impacts, bringing breakthroughs to the society, contributing significantly to the development of the national economy, science and technology, literature, and art.

Up to now, the Ho Chi Minh Prize and State Prize in Science and Technology have gone through five times of awarding: the first organized in 1996 for 33 projects awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize; the second in 2000 for 92 winners (including 21 Ho Chi Minh Prizes and 71 State Prizes); the third in  2005 for 55 winners (including 13 Ho Chi Minh Prizes and 42 State Prizes); the fourth in 2012 for 36 winners (including 15 Ho Chi Minh Prizes and 21 State Prizes); and the fifth in 2017 for 18 winners (including 11 Ho Chi Minh Prizes and 7 State Prizes).

Here is a list of the projects and authors winning the fifth Ho Chi Minh and State Prizes in Science and Technology:

Nine projects awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize in Science and Technology:

  1. Research on detailed designing and applying technology to manufacture, assemble and launch the 90m water-depth jack-up drilling rig in the condition of Vietnam.

Authors: Engr. Phan Tu Giang and 16 co-authors: Dr. Nguyen Quoc Thap, Dr. Nguyen Hung Dung, Engr. Tran Minh Ngoc, Dr. Le Dinh Tien, M.Sc. Do Le Huy, M.Sc. Vu Van Khoa, MSc. Nguyen Van Minh, M.Sc. Le Hung, Engr. Dao Do Khiem, Engr. Nguyen Van Duc, Engr. Pham Manh Cuong, Engr. Nguyen Van Quynh, Engr. Le Quang Hung, M.Sc. Ngo Tuan Dung, Engr. Phan Thanh Son, M.Sc. Nguyen Cong Phuc.

  1. The history and culture of Vietnam - A partial approach.

Author: Prof. Phan Huy Le.

  1. Building a comprehensive system of urban and rural infrastructure for environmental protection, disaster prevention, and climate change response.

Author: Engr. Hoang Duc Thao.

  1. Research on the application of science and technology in order to ensure safe blood transfusions, emergency services and sufficient blood reserves for the treatment.

Authors: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri and 4 co-authors: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Bui Thi Mai An, Dr. Ngo Manh Quan, Specialist Doctor Pham Tuan Duong, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Bach Khanh Hoa.

  1. The application of advanced techniques in diagnosis, treatment of brain vessel pathologies with the endovascular intervention by X-ray.

Authors: Prof. Dr. Pham Minh Thong and 4 co-authors: Dr. Vu Dang Luu, Dr. Bui Van Giang, Dr. Nguyen Duy Trinh, Dr. Tran Anh Tuan.

  1. The application of modern techniques of ionizing radiation in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other pathologies.

Authors: Prof. Dr. Mai Trong Khoa and 3 co-authors: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Ha, Dr. Pham Cam Phuong, Dr. Pham Van Thai.

  1. Research, development, and improvement the technology of collecting, processing, transporting crude oil in the specific conditions of Vietsovpetro oil fields and the connected oil fields in the continental shelf of Vietnam.

Authors: Dr. Tu Thanh Nghia and 29 co-authors: D.Sc. Phung Dinh Thuc, Engr. Nguyen Vu Truong Son, Dr. Nguyen Thuc Khang, Engr. Cao Tung Son, Engr. Tran Van Vinh, Dr. Ha Van Bich, Dr. Tong Canh Son, Engr. Pham Ba Hien, Engr. Pham Xuan Son, Engr. Tran Quoc Khoi, Engr. Tran Van Thuong, Dr. Ngo Thuong San, M.Sc. Le Thi Kim Thoa, Dr. Le Viet Dung, Engr. Le Dinh Hoe, Engr. Pham Thanh Vinh, Engr. Nguyen Hoai Vu, Engr. Phan Duc Tuan, D.Sc. Tran Xuan Dao, Dr. Le Minh Tuan, Engr. Nguyen Quang Vinh, Dr. Nguyen Phan Phuc, Dr. Ngo Huu Hai, Dr. Le Ba Tuan, D.Sc. Lam Quang Chien, Dr. Vugovskoi V.P., Dr. Boiko V.I., Dr. Ivanov A.N., the late Dr. Vu Trong Nhap.

  1. Pragmatics:

         1. General linguistics, part 2, Pragmatics;

         2. Basic pragmatics, part 1.

Author: The late Prof. Dr. Do Huu Chau.

  1. The invariants and structures of the local and division ring.

Authors: Prof. D.Sc. Ngo Viet Trung and 2 co-authors: Prof. D.Sc. Nguyen Tu Cuong, Prof. D.Sc. Le Tuan Hoa.


Seven projects awarded the State Prize in Science and Technology:

  1. Research on the best project for manufacturing, launching and installing a super platform in more than 100 m water-depth in the condition of Vietnam.

Authors: Engr. Tran Xuan Hoang and 8 co-authors: Dr. Tu Thanh Nghia, Engr. Cao Tung Son, Engr. Do Van Hung, Engr. Tran Sy Thai, Engr. Nguyen Quyet Chien, Engr. Pham Minh Quang, Engr. Do Van Phuc, Engr. Vu Van Bang.

  1. Ham Luong Bridge - Highway no. 60, Ben Tre.

Authors: M.Sc. Nguyen Thanh Ha and 11 co-authors: M.Sc. Nguyen Chung Khanh, Engr. Nguyen Nhu Thao, Engr. Nguyen Thai Ha, Engr. Chu Ngoc Sung, M.Sc. Pham Huu Son, Engr. Le Van Ky, Dr. Dinh Van Tien, M.Sc. Le Manh Hung, Engr. Nguyen Van Vinh, Engr. Duong Hong Be, Engr. Nguyen Quoc Hung.

  1. Research on collecting and developing the OM6976 and OM5451 rice varieties with the high productivity and quality for the cultivation and exportation.

Authors: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Cuc Hoa and 4 co-authors: the late Dr. Pham Trung Nghia, M.Sc. La Cao Thang, Engr. Dang Thi Tham, Technician Huynh Thi Phuong Loan.

  1. Basic research and orientation of the application of materials from the rare earth and transition metals.

Authors: Prof. D.Sc. Than Duc Hien and 13 co-authors: the late Prof. D.Sc. Nguyen Phu Thuy, Prof. D.Sc. Nguyen Hoang Luong, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Duc, Prof. Dr. J.J.M. Franse, the late Dr. P.E. Brommer, Dr. D. Givord, Prof. Dr. Luu Tuan Tai, Dr. Nguyen Minh Hong, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Quang, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Do Thi Kim Anh, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Nguyen The Hien, Prof. Dr.  Nguyen Huy Sinh, Dr. Hoang Ngoc Thanh.

  1. The treatise on Demotic scripts.

Author:  Prof. D.Sc. Nguyen Quang Hong.

  1. Research on the application of modern techniques of blood purification for ICU patients and responding to some dangerous diseases.

Authors: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Gia Binh and 27 co-authors: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Dang Quoc Tuan, Dr. Dao Xuan Co, Dr. Le Thi Diem Tuyet, Dr. Nguyen Cong Tan, M.Sc. Nguyen Dang Tuan, M.Sc. Bui Thi Huong Giang, M.Sc. Ngo Minh Bien, M.Sc. Bui Van Cuong, M.Sc. Giang Thuc Anh, Prof. Dr. Ngo Quy Chau, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Tran Thuy Hanh, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Tran Duy Anh, Doctor Nguyen Manh Dung, M.Sc. Vu Dinh Thang, Prof. Dr. Do Tat Cuong, Dr. Le Duc Nhan, Dr. Pham Thi Ngoc Thao, Doctor Phan Thi Xuan, Dr. Truong Ngoc Hai, Dr. Tran Thanh Cang, M.Sc. Bui Van Tam, Dr. Do Quoc Huy, Dr. Vu Duc Dinh, Prof. Dr. Koichiro Kudo, Doctor Jin Takasaki, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Toshie Manabe, Dr. Shinyu Izumi.

  1. Vietnam ideological history:

         1. Confucianism and Confucianism in Vietnam - Some theoretical issues and practices;

         2. Human issues in early Confucianism;

         3. Vietnam Buddhism history;

         4. Vietnam ideological history.

Authors: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tai Thu and 6 co-authors: the late Scholar Minh Chi, the late Scholar Ly Kim Hoa, Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ha Thuc Minh, Prof. Ha Van Tan, Prof. Phan Dai Doan, Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Duc Su.


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