Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien was the first Vietnamese to be awarded the title, in 2013.
Minister of Health Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has been conferred the title of Visiting Professor by the University of Oxford for a second term, from 2016 to 2021, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
The UK Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Giles Lever, presented the title certificate to the Health Minister at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 10.
The ambassador said the title is granted in recognition of the minister’s contributions to scientific research cooperation between the two countries when she was head of the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute in the past and to the development of Vietnam’s health sector as head of the Health Ministry.
Minister Tien became the first Vietnamese to be awarded with the title, on October 17, 2013.