Towards building a Law on popularization of scientific and technological knowledge

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Dr. Pham Van Tan – Vice President cum Secretary General of VUSTA delivered the opening speech

Dr. Pham Van Tan – Vice President cum Secretary General of VUSTA delivered the opening speech

On December 20, 2018 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) organized a workshop on "Towards building a law on dissemination of science and technology knowledge". Dr. Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai - Vice President of VUSTA chaired the workshop.

In recent years, the dissemination of information and knowledge on science and technology has been paid much attention and achieved important progress. This task has contributed significantly to propagate Party lines and the State policies as well as disseminate laws and regulations on science and technology to the public; to raise people's awareness and knowledge of science and technology; to provide information of science and technology serving state management, research and application, production and life.

According to Dr. Pham Van Tan - Vice President cum Secretary General of VUSTA, the Party and the State has issued a series of legal documents which are the legal basis to affirm clearly the functions, tasks and roles of the VUSTA in organizing activities of information, communication and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge, with the objective of transmitting advanced science and technology knowledge to serve production, improve people's lives and contribute to building a prosperous and civilized society.

Dr. Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai presented the draft law on dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge which consisted of 6 chapters and 31 articles and was outlined by the expertise team of VUSTA. He revealed that drafting board of VUSTA has worked voluntarily and made huge efforts with a desire to have a preliminary draft law for scientists to comment on and towards lobbying the National Assembly to issue the law in accordance with Directive 42 - CT / TW of April 16, 2010. Dr. Khai also said that the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge should be carried out regularly and widely in all fields of economy, production, life and society. The formulation of the Law on dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge requires many factors such as providing a diversified contents; identify priority issues; build towards the open law; conform to the conventions and progressive laws in the world and lastly to ensure the cultural and human values of Vietnam.

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Dr. Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of VUSTA presented draft law

Dr. Pham Nguyen Ha - Deputy Director of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project pointed out the necessary of developping law on dissemination of science and technology knowledge, this is the common responsibility of the whole society, for the benefit of the people. He added the law also promotes the technology transfer process in all areas and implements the mission of socio-economic development that the Party and the State have already stated in related documents.

Dr. Dang Vu Canh Linh, Head of the Communication and Dissemination Department, VUSTA shared some difficulties in the process of researching and drafting the law. Dr. Linh affirmed the significance of studying, constructing and issueing the law on dissemination of science and technology knowledge can not be denied, especially in the context of industrial revolution 4.0 is approaching all of us and the Party 's line is to ensure scientific and technological development becomes the national policy. If in the past, we used to build a mass education system to eradicate illiteracy and improve people's intellectual standards, in the current era "blind science and technology eradication", as stated by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, is an actual need for the development of the country. According to Dr. Linh, it is necessary to understand consistently the connotation of the concept "dissemination of knowledge". Under the interpretation of Vietnamese language, dissemination is the orientated communication, placed popularization of knowledge in the general development trend of modern communication science such as multi-dimensional communication, media communication, media convergence ... to disseminate scientific and technological knowledge in order to bring practical effects, promote learning, applying and creating science and technology in the public.

Workshop participants discussed vigorously and provided many suggestions for the draft, they also agreed and wished the Law on dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge to be soon issued. In addition, delegates raised concerns of management and implementation the dissemination in the practice because the country is in the transmission and integration process, challenges shall emerge and need be flexibly solved.

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Scene of the workshop

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