The Vietnam Mathematical Society was founded on 15 August 1965. In 2018, the VMS has approximately 1000 members. About 300 members have been working in various areas of industrial and applied mathematics.
The purpose of the Vietnamese Mathematical Society is to mobilize forces to promote research, application and dissemination of mathematics; improving the quality of teaching, identifying and nurturing talented people in mathematics; contributing to the development of mathematics and its applications to the science and technology of the country. The main tasks of the Society are: (i) To encourage a positive spirit and promote the creativity of members, contributing to promoting the development and application of mathematics for production and life; (ii) To disseminate basic knowledge, new achievements in research, and application of mathematics; (iii) To help members improve their professional qualifications in various ways such as: organising specialised classes, mathematics clubs, organising tours both in and outside the country, publishing books, brochures, journals, etc.; (iv) To contact overseas academic societies to promote international cooperation and to encourage overseas Vietnamese mathematicians to participate in building and developing their mathematical backgrounds.