Overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts are encouraged to join science and technology research in Vietnam, according to a prime ministerial decree issued recently, the Government Portal reported.
Accordingly, overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts are entitled to the policies prescribed in the decree when presiding over or participating in national scientific and technological tasks or making practical contributions to Vietnam’s socio-economic development.
Specifically, overseas Vietnamese are hired to take on the leadership positions of public science and technology organizations, and assigned to preside over science and technology projects funded by the state budget at all levels. Besides, they are entitled to being granted scientific and technological titles in accordance with the Law on Science and Technology.
When performing science and technology tasks in Vietnam, overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts are entitled to an agreed salary. In addition, their expenses for attending international conferences and seminars related to their job in Vietnam will also be covered by state funds, once a year.
Moreover, the Vietnamese government will provide them financial support to organize scientific and technological seminars in the country, assist them with funding for publication of research results in prestigious international scientific journals and registration for protection of intellectual property rights to inventions.
Overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts can participate in programs and schemes to promote cooperation and attract Vietnamese abroad and foreign experts to participate in science and technology activities in Vietnam.