MIENTRUNG INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, VIETNAM NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURE

 
Address: 321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Thai
Vice Director: Msc. Hoang Ngoc Lin

Decision No: 222/QĐ-KHCNVN on March 16, 2009; Decision No: 2276/QD-VHL on December 13, 2013

Signed by: Prof. Acad. Chau Van Minh, President of VAST

 
ADDRESS
321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue
Phone: 02343.523.339
Fax: 02343.523.339
Email: vanthu@misr.vast.vn
Website: misr.com.vn
DIRECTORATE
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Thai
Vice Director: Msc. Hoang Ngoc Lin
   
SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Assc.Prof. Pham Viet Cuong; Assc.Prof. Pham Hong Thai; Dr. Le Canh Viet Cuong, Dr. Tran Thi Han; Dr. Nguyen Khoa Hien; Msc. Ton That Huu Dat; Msc. Hoang Ngoc Lin; Prof. Nguyen Thi Hoai, Assc. Prof. Dr. Phung Thang Long,

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS

Functions:

  • Basic research and technological development for socio-economic development in central Vietnam
Tasks:
  • Basic and applied research in the fields of biotechnology, chemical technology, geography, geology, environment, agriculture and forestry.
  • Basic research and investigation on building database, integrated assessment on natural resources and environment (bio-resources, coastal zones, lagoon, estuaries, wetland, climate, energy…) in order to provide scientific foundations for planning socio-economic development of provinces in central coastal Vietnam.
  • Research, propose the scientific and technological solutions to prevent, mitigate and adapt to climate change (sea level rises, flood, erosion, landslide, sedimentation of estuaries, tsunami).
  • Applied research, technological and product development in the fields of chemistry, biology, medicine and marine biochemistry in order to evaluate and effectively exploit the marine resources and related fields.
  • Scientific and technological services: consulting in building scientific and technological tasks; analyzing on chemistry, biology and environment; supporting in training and developing scientific and technological human resources, particularly high-quality human resources.
  • Training scientific and technological staffs in mentioned fields
  • International cooperation with scientific organizations and scientists
ORGANIZATIONS   HUMAN RESOURCES
Departments:

1. Department of Biotechnology
2. Department of Chemical Technology
3. Department of Geography and Resources
4. Department of Lagoon system Research in Central Vietnam
5. Department of Technological Application and Development
6. Quang Tri Center for Science and Technology (Dong Ha city)
7. Nghia Do Center for Molecular Biology (Ha Noi capital)

General unit: Administration Department  
 
Total: 31
Official staffs: 19
Contract staffs: 12
Associate Professors: 03
Doctors: 11
Masters: 10
Bachelors: 06
Others: 04
ACTIVITIES
Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research carries out scientific and technological research projects in the fields of biotechnology, chemical technology, geography, geology, environment, agriculture and forestry; organize and participates in scientific conferences, training courses.
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

a. Results of scientific research activities

In the past years, Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR) has carried out the assigned functions and tasks. MISR has gradually affirmed the importance role in association science and technology activities with promoting socio-economic development in the central region. In the period of 2016-2020, MISR has well implemented the task of scientific research, and achieved the following specific results:
-    02 national projects (01 project has been going on).
-    Implementation of 02 sub-projects at state level.
-    03 projects of National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) (02 projects have been going on).
-    07 projects of the cooperation between Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and provinces (01 project has been going on).
-    02 projects of International cooperation (02 projects have been going on).
-    01 independent project of VAST (01 project has been going on).
-    03 Tasks of Senior researcher.
-    08 projects of young researcher.
-    In 2016-2020, 120 scientific papers were published, including 59 for international and 61 for national journals. Number of papers published in ISI journals are gradually increased year by year.
-    02 monographs, 02 curriculums, 01 co-patent, and 01 utility model.

b. Training activities

- In recent years, MISR has focused on training to improve human resources. Consequently, 01 staff has completed the Master program and 06 staffs have completed the Doctoral program with appropriate fields.
- MISR continues to enhance the training activities and development of human resources at development countries such as Japan, Netherlands, and China. Up to now, 04 staffs have been participating in the Doctoral program in domestic and abroad.

c. Building infrastructure capacity

As of December 31, 2018, MISR is managing the use of 03 fixed asset items: land use rights at address 321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hue City; land use right at Dong Luong community, Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province and preparing documents for land use right at An Van Duong new urban area - Zone C - Phu Thuong, Phu Vang, Thua Thien Hue with an area of 1.7 ha.
The investment project to build the MISR at 321 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hue city completed including working and research blocks (3 floors); one auxiliary block (2 floors); and other ancillary items. The building is suitable with the landscape of the area, ensuring the quality of the works, satisfying the utility and the architectural form.
The project "Building Quang Tri Center for Science and Technology" in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province completed in 2015 with a two-floor house and has a total floor area of 450 m2, the height of 11.85 m and a fence system around the land area of 5,498 m2
The investment project of Biological equipment and devices at MISR implemented, including modern research equipment and devices in order to carry out services of scientific research in the field of biology and chemistry in the central region of Vietnam.

d. International cooperation

MISR continues to strengthen international cooperation and many staffs of MISR have studied, visited as well as scientific exchanged with scientists at different international organizations and universities in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. MISR achieved the cooperation agreements with organizations in the United States, Japan, Belgium, Sweden, Belarus. MISR has also participated in implementing scientific research programs between the two international partners, take advantages of international partners in training and developing the human resources of MISR.

e. Other information

MISR has built a good relationship with central coastal provinces, universities and scientific and technological training centers in the region. Organization of MISR is stable gradually; scientific staffs are developing; researching equipment, devices and facilities are also improved in order to meet the demands for scientific and technological activities, solve practical problems of the central region.
The research results in recent years have gradually improved in terms of quality and quantity, the scale of projects is also getting larger, creating premises for building a long-term development strategy of MISR.
With a geographical location located in the Central region, and rich in natural potential, MISR recognizes that discovery and exploit this region’s potential are a key task in order to continue to improve the quality and quantity of research projects to contribute in the socio-economic development of the central region.
Achievements reveal that MISR has been developing and improving research capacity, deserving to be a key research unit of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in the central coastal region.


 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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