Vietnamese wins German environmental competition

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A Vietnamese has been named among 20 international young scientists who won a German-initiated international environmental competition, VnExpress reported Wednesday.

The newswire quoted the German Embassy in Hanoi as saying that Pham Van Quan, a 32-year-old lecturer at Hanoi Architectural University's Environmental Engineering Department, won the third "Green Talents" contest with his research on energy-saving techniques to mitigate climate change.

According to VnExpress, Quan, who holds a doctorate in urban engineering at the University of Tokyo, has had many papers themed on sustainability.

He is now working on two projects for Hanoi and the central town of Hue in Thua Thien Hue province.

The annual competition was held by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to challenge young scientists around the world to come up with ideas related to environment and sustainability.

This year's winners came from countries like the US, Singapore and China.

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