The first summer school, namely “Science Companion”, ran within two days 5-6 August 2013 under the host of Vietnam National University, Hanoi. 80 students attended along with 8 lectures were delivered.
The second summer school named “All Roads Lead to Science” was held within 3 days (20th, 21st and 22nd) of August 2014 under the host of Vietnam National University, Hanoi. There are 230 students undertaking 15 lectures.
The third summer school entitled “Science In a Nutshell” was organized for 3 days (24th, 25th and 26th) August 2015 under the support of Alpha School. 180 students participated 16 lectures.
The fifth summer school named “Fires of Science” will be organized for 3 days (5th, 6th and 7th) July 2017 as an activity of Rencontres du Vietnam Foundation and hosted by Quy Nhon University. There will be 150 seats for most excellent students nationwide.
The fourth summer school themed “Rencontres of Young Researchers” was organized for 3 days (26th, 27th and 28th) July 2016 under the support of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, VSL and Rencontres du Vietnam Foundation. More than 200 students participated in 16 lectures.
The venue and date/time next summer schools (2018 and beyond) will be decided and informed shortly.
The school has a special place in my heart, where I feel like I came back to my "tribe", spoke the language I was familiar with, hangout with people I loved to.
It changed the course of my life. Here. I have met enthusiastic instructors, and expanded relationships with people who were serious with scientific research road. I have inspired to be able to achieve miracles.
I have a chance to talk with people having been doing science for a long time. Three days of taking part in VSSS has helped me dare to quit Foreign Trade University to pursue MEXT Scholarship for oversea study in Japan.