On the 23rd of December 2013, Dr. Ta Hai Tung, former member of NavSAS, was awarded of the "Golden Globe Award for Top 10 Young Scientists” 2013 in Vietnam.
“Golden Globe Awards” is an annual national award which is given in Vietnam to 10 young distinguished scientists (under 35) for their achievements in science and technology. The awards, first presented in 2003, are overseen by Vietnam Youth Union and Ministry of Science and Technology. The 10th Golden Globe Awards this year have been given to 10 scientists working in the fields of ICT, medicine & pharmacy, biology, and environment. Dr. Ta Hai Tung, Director of the NAVIS Centre, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, who started his studies in Satellite Navigation in Torino as PhD student associated with the NavSAS group, is one of the 10 winners. He got the prize for his achievements in the development of satellite navigation in Vietnam. In the photo, Dr. Tung is receiving gift from Her Excellency Mrs. Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice-President of Vietnam at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.
Dr. Ta Hai Tung Tung received his Engineer’s degree (2003) and M.Sc. degree (2005) in Information Technology from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam. He followed the Master on Navigation and Related Application in 2006 in Torino. Then he joined the NavSAS as PhD student. He received his PhD degree in Information and Communication Technologies in 2010 from Politecnico di Torino. Since December 2011 he is the Director of NAVIS, a centre based in Hanoi (Vietnam) which aims to strengthen the cooperation between Europe and South East Asia for the development of GNSS technologies and applications. Although the Golden Globe Awards are a recognition granted to individuals, Dr. Tung considers that his success is strongly related to the intense international collaboration and capacity building actions which have been conducted troughout these years with international partners, especially Politecnico di Torino and ISMB. With them Dr. Tung and his team in the NAVIS Centre are continuing to promote RTD activities in the field of satellite navigation with a particular focus on Vietnam and South East Asia.