ADAMED SmartUP goes international
23 December 2019
The pilot edition of the ADAMED SmartUP programme was launched in Vietnam in December 2019. The students of the Polish-Vietnamese Friendship Secondary School in Hanoi were invited to take part in the recruitment process to select participants of a six-month-long English course with selected elements of the Polish edition of the programme. In July 2020, three of them will join the 6th ADAMED SmartUP science camp in Warsaw.
The recruitment for the international edition of the ADAMED SmartUP programme in Vietnam was open to the students of the Polish-Vietnamese Friendship Secondary School in Hanoi. At the first stage of the process, they were asked to take tests and solve scientific problems. Next, their language skills were assessed.
In the recruitment process, 60 most talented students were selected to take part in the ADAMED SmartUP English course where they will learn scientific vocabulary. Classes started on 15 December and will last until May 2020. The curriculum will be extended to include certain elements of the Polish edition of the ADAMED SmartUP programme to help the students prepare for the summer science camp. Organised for the sixth time, the camp will take place in July 2020, and the 50 participants from Poland will be joined by three students from Hanoi.
“It’s amazing that I’ll be able to go abroad thanks to science!” and “I want to go to Poland so much!” were some of the reactions of the Vietnamese students during the recruitment process.
The organiser of the ADAMED SmartUP programme emphasizes that there’s a good reason why Vietnam was chosen for the pilot edition of the programme. Since 2017, Adamed is the owner of one of the fastest-growing Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies, Dat Vi Phu. The acquisition of a majority stake in this company has been the largest direct Polish investment in Vietnam to date. The launch of the programme in Hanoi is the next step Adamed has made in this region as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts. In pursuing its educational mission in Vietnam, Adamed donated 20 interactive monitors to the Polish-Vietnamese Friendship School as a teaching aid.