Nobel Prize winner Kroto visits Vietnam

(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on January 30 received Nobel Prize winner Professor Harold Kroto of University of California, USA.

Nhan welcomed Kroto’s visit, which he said will act as a bridge between Nobel Prize winners and Vietnamese universities and institutions to support long-term relationships and promote cooperation in science-technology and education.

The organization of a series of activities by Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners and other renowned politicians in Vietnam gives Vietnam a good chance to share experience, increase exchanges, broaden vision and promote Vietnam’s profile to the world, said the Deputy PM.

He expressed hope that with his experience the professor will help strengthen cooperation between Hanoi National University and foreign universities.

Kroto said the purpose of his visit is to encourage and increase academic dialogues and exchanges with Vietnamese individuals and organizations.

He vowed to work closely with Hanoi National University to bring the programme ‘Bridges – Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace’ to Vietnamese people, especially the youth.