Education is an important factor in making Sweden well known for its innovations, Camilla Mellander – Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam – told Tuoi Tre News in a recent interview during the "Innovative Sweden" program, now running in Ho Chi Minh City. DONG NGUYEN/ TUOI TRE NEWS" /> Despite its small population of around 9.5 million, Sweden had 2,288 patent applications in 2012 and 9,473 scientific and technical journal articles published in 2011, according to statistics released in the directory of the program. "Innovative Sweden" is being organized by the Swedish Embassy to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Sweden. The European country also ranked third in the Global Innovation Index 2014 announced in September by the Switzerland-based World Intellectual Property Organization, followed by Switzerland and the UK. So what is the secret behind this success? Ambassador Mellander said that education plays a very important role in the … [Read more...] about What makes Sweden famous worldwide for innovation?
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(CPV) The Innovative Sweden Exhibition opened on November 10 at Hoa Sen University main campus, in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city. This flagship event, co-organized by Swedish Institute and HCM city People's Committee, is part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of Sweden-Vietnam diplomatic relations taking place throughout 2014. Ms. Camilla Mellander, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam said Vietnam aims to increase its innovative capacity and climb the global value chain while Sweden is currently recognized as one of the world's most innovative countries. Swedish companies, universities, public agencies and other organizations are eager to join Vietnam's journey and contribute to its efforts to increase its innovative capacity - for the benefit of Vietnam and its people. The exhibition showcases cutting-edge innovations within ICT, Life Science, Clean Technology and Gaming, which have been developed by twenty young start-up companies. Initiated by the Swedish Institute, and carried … [Read more...] about Exhibition on Swedish innovations opens in HCM city
The Hanoitimes - The Innovative Sweden Exhibition continues its international tour in Asia to Ho Chi Minh where it opens on 10th November at Hoa Sen University main campus in Ho Chi Minh City. Along with the exhibition, an extensive programme is organized in collaboration with Swedish Institute and Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. This flagship event is part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of Sweden-Vietnam diplomatic relations taking place throughout 2014. "Innovation and economic growth are attached to one another. Vietnam aims to increase its innovative capacity and climb the global value chain while Sweden is currently recognized as one of the world's most innovative countries. Swedish companies, universities, public agencies and other organizations are eager to join Vietnam's journey and contribute to its efforts to increase its innovative capacity – for the benefit of Vietnam and its people", noted Ms. Camilla Mellander, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam … [Read more...] about Innovative Sweden opened in Ho Chi Minh City
Film producer successful in art, and business (18-08-2005) by Vo Le Hong The film Khi Dan Ong Co Bau (When Men Are Pregnant) has raked in over VND10 billion (US$630,000 million) at the box office since its release last year. Its success is typical of the man who made it, funny actor-producer-businessman Phuoc Sang. Besides being general director of the Entertainment Investment Corporation, Sang owns three theatres, an entertainment centre, a cinema studio and a restaurant that hosts weddings. But few people know he was a poor student who had to mend motorbike tyres so that he could study. At 16, he joined Theatre Art School 2, which had just opened. While in the second year of the course, he organised shows for his class to perform to raise money for their tuition fees. They went on their old bicycles, wherever they got a chance to put on their acts. All of them got jobs in Vinh Long Province after graduation. However, Vinh Long was not really a land of plays and before long all of … [Read more...] about Film producer successful in art, and business
Twice a month, kung fu master Nguyen Thu Van prepares for a trip to Ngoi Pagoda in the northern province of Bac Ninh for cancer treatment. When she arrives, hundreds of orphaned and disabled children, including Agent Orange victims, greet her, excited to learn martial arts, music and dance. Van is 63 and the director of the Hong Bang College's Centre for Theatre and Film Martial Arts Training in HCM City. She is also deputy chairman of the Stunt Club of the city's movie association and teaches kung fu at 16 centres for disabled children nationwide. Born in Hanoi, Van dreamed of becoming a cai luong (reformed theatre) artist. By 13, she was involved in theatre and studied traditional music and drama for four years. During that time she met Nguyen Phuong Danh, a kung fu master from the southern province of Can Tho. Danh recognised Van's potential and taught her everything she needed to know about martial arts. He suggested she begin work as a theatrical martial artist after tonsil … [Read more...] about Kung fu innovator passes on craft to kids