On the morning of June 16, at the UD's Branch in Kon Tum, the second national conference "Socio-economic development in the Central Highlands" in 2018 with the theme "High-tech agricultural development associated with sustainable development in the region" was held. The Central Highlands provinces" officially took place in an exciting atmosphere with many quality and urgent reports along with lively and multi-dimensional discussions from delegates and experts participating in the program. submit.

As the host of the conference, UD-CK once again affirms the key position and influence of the university in contributing to the overall development of the economy - society in the Central - Western region. Original. The scale of the 2nd workshop with the participation of Faculty of Economics - Danang University of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Accounting - Quy Nhon University, Faculty of Chemistry - Danang University of Science and Technology and Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry has assessed marks the new success of UD-CK in research and organization of national scientific conferences.

Participating in the workshop, on behalf of the leaders of Kon Tum province, there were Mr. Lai Xuan Lam, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Le Nhu Nhat, Director of Department of Industry and Trade; Mr. Doan Trong Duc, Deputy Director of Department of Science and Technology, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Bac, Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Investment, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Trung, Deputy Director of Department of Home Affairs.

Representatives of organizational units have Prof. Dr. Le The Gioi, Former Director of the University of Danang; Assoc. Dr. Dang Van My, Director of UD Campus in Kon Tum; Assoc. Dr. Dao Huu Hoa, Vice President of University of Economics (UD); Dr. Ninh Thi Thu Thuy; Dean of Faculty of Economics, University of Economics (UD); Assoc. Dr. Truong Thi Minh Hanh, Vice Dean of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology (UD); Dr. Pham Huu Ty, Head of Science and Technology Department, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi Cam Thanh, Dean of Faculty of Economics and Accounting, Quy Nhon University.

Along with that is the gathering of more than 100 delegates who are leaders from districts and cities in Kon Tum province and departments in the Central Highlands provinces; scientists from more than 20 universities and research institutes throughout the country and representatives of business leaders, organizations, startup clubs and entrepreneurs operating in the Central Highlands.

In the opening speech, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dang Van My emphasized that the field of socio-economic development in the Central Highlands is a big problem, containing many fields from economy, science, technology, management and society. , population, people, undertakings and policies in development. Therefore, the Organizing Committee hopes that through this conference, attracting the attention of many scientists and researchers across the country to report and discuss will have more solutions and research works to be applied. applied in practice in order to bring practical effects to high-tech agriculture and to a more complete development of the economy and society in the Central Highlands.

Mr. Lai Xuan Lam, representative of Kon Tum Provincial People's Committee also shared that the development of high-tech agriculture in the Central Highlands is not uniform, not commensurate with the potential and available advantages, has not really been invested to develop. sustainable development, the connection between localities is still loose, the quality of human resources is low, the strength of enterprises is still thin and weak. Therefore, the cooperation of UD-CK with conference organizers is to create a forum for all levels of government, managers, researchers to re-evaluate the current situation of hi-tech agriculture development. identify in a scientific and practical way the difficulties and advantages in the effective development and application of high technology in the agricultural field in the Central Highlands provinces. From there, high-tech agriculture will become one of the key economic sectors of the region, contributing to the building of a modern, comprehensively developed agriculture with large, productive and high-quality commodity production. quality, efficiency and competitiveness, being environmentally friendly, creating jobs, improving incomes for ethnic minorities, contributing to economic restructuring for localities in the area.

Sticking to the main topic given by the BTC, the seminar program is divided into 2 sessions. The first session with the main discussion content: "Issues related to socio-economic development in the Central Highlands".

During the first session, many topics on promoting socio-economic development of the Central Highlands were mentioned by the reporters such as High-tech agriculture development; Attract investment in the Central Highlands; Human resource training for the Central Highlands, Applied economic models for the Central Highlands... These are topics and studies conducted by scientists, researchers, and lecturers from the University of Economics, College of Economics. - Thai Nguyen Finance, Quy Nhon University, School of Internal Affairs in Quang Nam, Hanoi University of Industry, Vietnam - Korea Friendship IT College, Quang Binh University, Hai Duong University of Medical Technology, University Danang School of Economics… implemented and directly reported.

At the second working session, the main discussion topic was "Issues related to the application of science and technology in agricultural development in the Central Highlands" including the presentation reports of the Departments, Departments and branches directly involved in the discussion. of Kon Tum province and scientists and lecturers from Central Highlands University, Hung Vuong University, Tien Giang University, Tra Vinh University participated in the report and discussion.

With the common purpose of contributing to promoting the socio-economic development of the Central Highlands region to grow stronger and stronger, contributing to the general development of the national economy, scientists have diligently researched and found research to carry out many meaningful works, further promote the growth and sustainability of the Central Highlands economy as a way to attract investment capital to develop high-tech agriculture in Kon Tum province; Orientation to develop high-tech agriculture in the Central Highlands in the future; Mobilizing resources for economic development for ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands; Proposing a livelihood model for poor households in Dak Nong province…

In addition, the scientists also presented many practical and highly applied studies, which directly impacted the Central Highlands economy, improved labor productivity, improved people's lives, especially the trademarks of agriculture in the Central Highlands spread to the whole country and abroad, such as some researches on antagonistic microorganisms and the application of microbial preparations to prevent fungal diseases of pepper plants in the Central Highlands; Breeding, building model planting and trial production of instant tea from muskmelon; Research and process products of pineapple syrup and red flesh dragon fruit; Research on the production process of brown rice green tea…

In the presentation, many delegates also gave opinions pointing out the weaknesses and outstanding problems in the Central Highlands economy, such as the low starting point of the Central Highlands provinces; Socio-economic infrastructure has not been synchronized; The production level is still backward; economic development in general is not stable and sustainable; Geo-economic conditions - geopolitics far from major economic centers of the country have adversely affected the ability to attract development investment; Industries with advantages such as processing agro-forestry products, mining, hydroelectricity... still face many difficulties; Attracting foreign investment achieved low results. Therefore, it has greatly affected the socio-economic development of the region in general and Kon Tum in particular.

Regarding the field of scientific research, there are still many limitations such as not many new and advanced technologies have been transferred and widely applied in production; The level of application, the scale of transfer is still small, the ability to replicate is not much; The socialization and mobilization of investment resources for research, application and transfer of science and technology in the province are still limited; The coordination of all levels, branches and organizations in proposing, ordering and implementing scientific and technological research tasks; There are many shortcomings in the organization of application and transfer of research results.

Also from these realities, many proposals were presented by the delegates to further promote the socio-economic development of the Central Highlands in the coming years such as: Continue to propagate and raise awareness of all levels, branches, organizations and individuals about the position and role of science and technology, especially the application of high technology to socio-economic development; Promote the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge, research results, introduction of effective production, processing and business models, new and advanced technologies in the world and in the country; Provide relevant information to connect supply and demand for organizations and individuals; Implement measures to mobilize social capital outside the state budget to invest in activities of transferring and applying research results.

Pay attention to investment in the development and expansion of infrastructure, especially traffic, electricity, irrigation and communication to attract investment; Research to build "brand" for products through application, transfer results after research; Building a website to introduce products associated with safe production areas; Support to promote and find markets for farmers, businesses, and production facilities through domestic and foreign fairs and exhibitions; Creating a legal environment for trading, consulting, evaluation, valuation and brokerage activities; Improve the capacity of the management team and employees; Reform mechanisms and policies, administrative procedures, create an open and transparent investment environment; To focus on developing a number of specialized farming areas in the direction of high-tech agriculture associated with the processing and preservation of agricultural products and medicinal herbs, forming a value chain of products with clear origins and ensuring safety. food, high added value.

Attending the seminar, scientists and leaders from departments and agencies highly appreciated the scale of the organization as well as the quality of the reports. More than 100 research articles, good, practical, quality and highly applicable articles have been selected by the Organizing Committee to be published in the yearbook and distributed to the participants of the program. This is an important document to help managers and authorities refer to the policies, proposals, and development orientations of the Central Highlands that the conference organizers, especially the main lead unit, UD-CK have created. from the first conference.

The success of this 2nd seminar once again affirms UD-CK's strategic vision in connecting scientists and researchers across the country to focus on socio-economic development. the Central Highlands, the key economic region of the country.

As expected by the BTC, the 3rd seminar will continue to be held in April 2019 with the gathering of a large number of scientists, researchers, leaders and educators at departments, branches and many universities across the country.

The main topics that the 3rd workshop is expected to cover are: Economic development; Social Development; Links between provinces and localities in the Central Highlands; To develop and apply scientific and technological achievements to economic development in general and specific economic sectors in the Central Highlands; Attracting resources and investments; Consolidate and develop the value chain, develop in-depth; Economic development models; Training human resources for the Central Highlands; Policy and system of policies for socio-economic development of the Central Highlands; Starting a business in economic development in the Central Highlands.