2021-2024 PhD Student Meeting and PhD Degree Awarding Ceremony

Thursday - 17/02/2022 21:13

On February 16th, 2022, the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) had a meeting with 2021-2024 PhD Students and held the PhD Degree Awarding Ceremony.

Attending the meeting and ceremony were Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest, Principal Rector of USTH, Dr. Nguyen Hai Dang, Vice-Rector, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of Doctoral School, Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Duc Dung, Co-Director of Information and Communication Technology Department, Assoc. Prof. Luong Chi Mai, Institute of Information Technology,  Dr. Pham Tri Cong, 2017-2020 PhD student, and 2021-2024 PhD students.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest, Principal Rector of  USTH sent messages to 2021-2024 PhD students and emphasized the advantages of studying doctoral programs at USTH. “Three years of studying for a doctoral degree are three special years in your career and your life. You will concentrate on only one subject and contribute to the development of the scientific and technological industry in the future”, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest said. Professor also highlighted the great benefits of studying at Doctoral School at USTH, that PhD Degree is co-accredited by France and Vietnam and the programs offered by the Doctoral School correspond to the scientific fields covered by international laboratories at USTH. 

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Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest, Principal Rector of  USTH, speaking at the ceremony

Also at the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of Doctoral School presented Introduction of the PhD program, scholarships and professional opportunities. USTH Doctoral School was founded in 2004 with 6 majors: Pharmacological, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology; Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology; Water - Environment - Oceanography; Information and Communication Technology; Energy; Space and Applications. There are many scholarships such as Excellent Students, Pathway to Success, Capacity Building, Access Scholarship and opportunities for PhD students like joining the research team of supervisors or being teaching assistant or lab assistant. Especially, USTH is going to implement a stipend system for PhD students in order to help PhD students who do not have a permanent job and help other students with grant-in-aid. 

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Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of Doctoral School, presented about the PhD program

At the ceremony, Dr. Pham Tri Cong was awarded with Doctor Diploma in Information and Communication Technology. His thesis was about deep learning customization models to enhance the efficiency of cancer diagnosis. His supervisor was Assoc. Prof. Luong Chi Mai, Institute of Information Technology and co-supervisors were Prof. Antoine Doucet, La Rochelle University and Assoc. Prof. Hoang Van Dung, HCMC University of Technology and Education. Dr. Pham Tri Cong is currently working at Thuyloi University. He completed the “Philosophy in science” course at USTH in 2019 and had presentations at USTH Doctoral Day and at International conference in 2018 and 2019. He also took part in an internship at La Rochelle University in 2019 and he has had 8 publications.

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Dr. Pham Tri Cong was awarded with PhD Degree

At the end of the event, there was a private meeting with 2021 PhD students about information on PhD training regulations, courses and annual plan. The training program consists of 06 semesters corresponding to 36 months (for candidates holding a Master diploma) and 08 semesters corresponding to 48 months (for candidates holding a Bachelor diploma) counting from the date of issuance of the admission letter by USTH rector to each PhD student. Training program consists of 180 ECTS, including 04 ECTS of common courses, 15 ECTS of specialized courses and 150 ECTS of PhD thesis. PhD thesis work represents the most important part of the PhD training program at USTH-DoS. The thesis is the major factor for the evaluation of candidates in order to award the USTH PhD diploma.