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Vietnam names youngest and oldest professors at 36 and 81

Friday, January 16, 2015, 16:13 GMT+7
Vietnam names youngest and oldest professors at 36 and 81
Prof. Phan Thanh Son Nam (L) and his student Le Khac Anh Ky in the lab of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam has just recognized the youngest and oldest professors coming from two universities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Phan Thanh Son Nam, 36, from the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, was named the youngest professor while Le Ngoc Canh, 81, from the Hanoi-based National University of Art Education was confirmed as the oldest professor at a conference of the State Council for Professorial Titles this week, Professor Tran Van Nhung, the council’s secretary general, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday.

The two are also the youngest and oldest to have ever been acknowledged as professors so far in the country, Prof. Nhung noted.

The council recognized 59 new professors and associate professors from among more than 820 candidates filing their applications in 2014, Prof. Nhung said.

The year 2014 saw the highest number of candidates competing for the titles, he added.

Prof. Nhung said the over-50-year difference between the ages of the youngest and oldest professors proves the life-long learning spirit of scientists.

“The State Council for Professorial Titles has seen many young candidates with outstanding achievements and articles published in reputable international science journals,” the professor emphasized.

A ceremony to grant certificates for the titles is expected to be held late this year at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi.

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