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VietNamNet Bridge - As the first Vietnamese to receive a PhD in experimental physics in 1973, Phan Dung might still be walking on the physical road if he hadn’t studied TRIZ with professor Altshuller.
Genrich Altshuller (photo: wikipedia)
During his college years in Russia, Dung was one of the 6 Vietnamese students chosen to study TRIZ with Genrich Altshuller, the father of the subject itself.
TRIZ is a Russian acronym for "Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch" ,Theory of Solving Inventive Problems, developed by professor Altshuller and his colleagues since 1946. TRIZ is a methodology for generating innovative ideas and problem-solving solutions. In contrast to techniques such as brainstorming, TRIZ aims to create an algorithmic approach to the invention of new systems.
Dung was attracted by the creative and scientific problem solving and reasoning approaches of this strange subject. The PhD graduate returned home, determined to develop this subject in Vietnam.