Speaking at the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang recognised the university’s efforts in improving quality of education and training, and extolled its pioneering role in research, application, and transfer of science and technology in production and business. The Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is one of the leading research facilities in Vietnam in the ranking of research capacity by global organisations, Quang said, adding that the university has contributed significantly to the establishment and development of the State technical college and university network. The university also took the lead in the implementation of the Party and State’s policy on fundamental and comprehensive educational reform in recent years, the State leader said, referring to the university’s improved training programmes which are in line with the country’s requirements of industrialisation, modernisation and international integration. The President asked the HUST to continue implementing effectively the Party and State’s policy on education-training and science-technology, especially when the country is entering a new development phase with advantages and difficulties. He underlined such key tasks as carrying out a pilot project to reform administration towards autonomy and models of advanced universities in the region and the world; promoting scientific and technological research in accordance with the national development strategy; and expanding international cooperation. The President suggested the HUST to build a friendly, healthy educational environment and pay heed to sharpening professional skills for the teaching staff. On the occasion, the HUST was honoured to receive the Ho Chi Minh Order for the second time….