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Students of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology receiving Honda Y-E-S Award 2017

Truong Tat Nhat Minh, a student of faculty of Electrical – Electronic Engineering – intake 2012 of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology has received Honda Y-E-S Award 2017 on 8th December 2017 in Hanoi.

The award which is founded by Honda Vietnam is annually given to students of engineering and technology nationwide who have excellent academic performance and actively joined social activities. The award aims at creating a favorable condition for talented youths and future leaders in science, technology and engineering in Vietnam to develop their great potentials.   


Mr. Hirohisa Uchida – A representative of Honda Foundation giving his address

Over the 11 year period (2006 – 2016), the Honda Y-E-S award has given awards to 110 all-round students. A number of Honda Y-E-S award recipients have been working at research institutes, universities, corporations of science and technology.


10 Honda Y-E-S award recipients 2017 and judges (Truong Tat Nhat Minh – the second from the right)

In 2017 (the 12th year), the award has attracted the participation of students who have had excellent academic performance and research activities with 113 applications from 10 affiliated universities nationwide.


Judges handing over flowers as appreciation to representatives of universities

After the application screening round, 30 excellent applicants selected have to join the other two rounds including writing test and interview. A topic for the writing test focuses on “how to make changes in perception, among leadership, citizens and enterprises, of an ultimate need that transforms “brown economy” (the economy which mainly pays attention to growth without environmental protection focus) into “green one” (that balances the objectives of economic growth and environment protection). Given the topic, all the applicants of Honda Y-E-S award 2017 have proved that they are good not only at their expertise, but also social knowledge via their very sharp arguments supported with practical evidence in their writing tests.


Mr. Kiwamu Kayano – a representative of HVN giving his address

The result of the three rounds of selection, the Honda Y-E-S awards 2017 were given to 10 excellent students at the Honda Y-E-S Award Hand-over ceremony 2017 in Hanoi.

The Honda Y-E-S Award has been organized by Honda Foundation (Japan); National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS) under the Ministry of Science and Technology; Honda Vietnam and 10 affiliated universities.

Annually, 10 awards with the total value of USD 30.000 funded by Honda Foundation and 10 motorbikes are given to 10 excellent students, followed up by either a special award namely Honda Y-E-S Plus which is valued at USD 10.000 provided that he or she decides to pursue a full time degree program in Japan or USD 7.000 if he or she is accepted to do internship or join a research lab at any Japanese university from 2.5 months to 1 year within 4 years since his/her award receipt.

What is more, since 2017, after the internship completion, an extra USD 3.000 as an additional support will be funded to carry out his or her study and research if he or she returns to Japan to do master’s or doctoral degree. 

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