Holcim institutes research awards for students

Holcim Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, and Can Tho University have announced a competition for students in sustainable development and environmental protection.

Holcim Vietnam general director Aidan Lynam (R) explains the contest during the launching ceremony at the HCMC University of Technology

The Holcim Prize will be given to the best research projects and is open to students of third year and above at these two universities.

There will be two first, second, and third prizes worth US$600, $400, and $300 respectively, and six consolation prizes of $150.

The Swiss cement company will provide up to $6,000 to the first prize-winners to practically apply their research results.

Its general director Aidan Lynam said the contest would be open to students from other universities from 2010.

By T.Hung, translated by Thanh Huong

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