Mustafa Prize an opportunity for Islamic states to enjoy scientific capacities in the world

0 Jun 08 2021 In بین‌المللی

The 11th session of Mustafa Prize policy making council was held in Vice Presidency for Science and Technology Affairs.

The event was held in the presence of Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, Secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution Saied Reza Ameli, coordinator of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), President of Pardis Technology Park Mahdi Saffari Nia and other members of the council.

Addressing the event, Saffari Nia said: We are after maintaining synergy, enhancing the capacity of science and technology activists in the Islamic world, and reinforcing the relationship between countries and important scientific figures in the Islamic world.

He said 1,200 people from 32 countries have been judged, adding that over 400 ones were accepted.

He added that "Noor” school student competition has so far held four rounds in the presence of over 15,000 people from seven countries.

He also referred to STEP which has so far held seven rounds, saying 400 people have been active in this event.

Over the last two years, we have held the 6th STEP in the field of water, energy and health in the presence of 68 people from 28 countries and the 7th round in the field of Coronavirus challenges with the participation of 37 scientists from 18 countries.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said the 4th EISA Summit was held in the presence of 24 technologists from 16 countries.

Its 5th round was held in the presence of 44 technologists from 16 countries, Saffari Nia reiterated.

No governmental fund has been received for Mustafa Prize, but the necessary financial resources have been provided by creating an investment fund and endowments, he said.

The event has been covered by prestigious media like New York Times and The Guardian; he said adding that Mustafa Prize is connected to 160 media in 23 countries.

Meanwhile, Sattari described Mustafa Prize as a good opportunity for Iran to reinforce its international relations and to facilitate the process of identifying and using Muslim scholars' power.

The Mustafa Prize is an opportunity for Muslim countries to benefit from scientific capacities around the world, he added.

The 4th round of Mustafa Prize will be held in October 2021.
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