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Institutional Scientific Council (ISC)

1. Functions and responsibilities:

The Scientific Council is an organization which consulting for Director of NIHE on Scientific and technical, Main task of ISC is research and provide idea to Director on:

1. Direction of anual. long term research plan and content.

2. Direction and plan for enhancing capacity of science and technique of NIHE.

3. Mean for development and promote scientific activities of NIHE.

4. Direction, content of scientific coorperation with other domestic and foreign institute and organization.

5. Direction and plan for training NIHE researcher.

6. Direction, program, recruiment plan, training and organizing PhD defend base on MOH and Education and training ministry regulation.

7. Library work and scientific publication.

8. Evaluation of research projects, technical initiative and streamline for NIHE work according to Director requirement.

9. Provide nomination for leader position (at technical department level - head or vice head).

10. The Scientific-training board have responsible to consulting Director on policy, strategy, planning on related field of scientific and technology, PdD training and other training as well as international cooperation and other issues when requested by NIHE leader.

            2. Organization and Operation of ISC:

            - ISC members:

  ISC members include 1 Chairman, 1 vice chairman and members. Chairman has high-tech qualified,  good virtue who is voted by ISC members, permanent member which is also secretary for ISC is head of training and scientific management department.

  Member of ISC must be researcher with postgraduate degree.

  Numbers of ISC members depend on total number of researcher of NIHE, ranged from 11 minimum to 15 maximum.

            - Operation philosophy:

          Members of ISC are appointed by NIHE director.

          Two months before ISC term finish, Director must prepare for new ISC to replace. In case of ISC member omitted due to retirement, Director will appoint new ISC member.

          ISC have standing committee from 3-5 members who work on period between 2 ISC meetings. Standing committee is voted by all ISC member meeting under chair of Director.

Term of ISC: 5 years. After finishing the term, new ISC will be re-established.

ISC of National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), term 2010 -2013, were established pursuant to Decision No.: 159/QD-VSDTTU promulgated by Director of NIHE dated 07 May 2010 and the meeting of Science and Training committee on 19 May 2010.

National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), term 2010 -2013
(Decision No.: 159/QD-VSDTTU promulgated by Director of NIHE dated 07 May 2010 and 
the meeting of Science and Training committee on 19 May 2010.)


Full name, degree, academic title

Area of expertise



Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Tran Hien, MD PhD




Assoc. Prof. Dang Duc Anh, MD, PhD

Medical Microbiology



Prof. Hoang Thuy Long, MD, PhD

Medical Microbiology



Prof. Pham Ngoc Dinh, MD, PhD




Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Anh Dung, MD, PhD




Dr, Tran Nhu Duong, MD, PhD




Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, MD, PhD

Medical Virology



Dr, Le Thi Quynh Mai, MD, PhD

Medical Virology



Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Binh Minh, MD, PhD

Medical Microbiology



Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thu Yen, MD, PhD




Assoc. Prof. Phan Thi Nga, PhD

Medical Virology

Member, Secretary


                      Standing committee with 3 members:


                   -          Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Tran Hien, MD PhD

                   -          Assoc. Prof. Dang Duc Anh, MD, PhD

                   -          Assoc. Prof. Phan Thi Nga, PhD

  The Operation philosophy of ISC follow the regulation of organization and activities of Scientific and training board, period 2010-2013.

  Standing committee have function to solve the work of the committee between 2 periods, prepare content for committee meeting, build the regulation of Scientific and training committee, period 2010-2013.

3. Operation principles:

- Scientific and training committee:

  The whole committee will meet twice a year to listen to the standing committee report on committee activities and approve activities schedule of the committee; discuss and contribute idea to issues of function and duty of the committee; dealing with committee’s internal issues.

  When standing committee find an essential case or by director request, the ISC can form an unusual full member meeting.

Standing committee:

  Standing committee meet each quarter to review last quarter activities and prepare for next quarter; review the suggestion and idea of ISC member; prepare for next meeting; when urgent case or because of director request, standing committee will have unusual meeting.

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