Female Vietnamese scientist wins L'Oreal-UNESCO awards

Thursday, 2018-03-22 17:45:05
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The 15 young female talents honoured in 2018
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NDO – Doctor Nguyen Thi Hiep from the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, was presented with the International Rising Talent award from the L'Oreal-UNESCO programme at a ceremony in Paris, France, on March 21, becoming the second female Vietnamese scientist to receive the honour.

The scientist, a lecturer from the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnam National University's Department of Biomedical Engineering, was honoured for her project named 21st century first-aid kit, which is an hemostatic glue.

She shared that it was her honour to be the second Vietnamese woman to receive the award.

On the occasion, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO will honour five exceptional female scientists with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on March 22.

Over the last 20 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO the For Women in Science programme has raised the profile of 102 laureates and supported more than 3,000 young female scientists, helping them to benefit from increased recognition within the scientific community. Three of the laureates have received Nobel Prizes for Science.

To further promote these women in science, the L’Oréal Foundation is raising public awareness of their achievements.