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QU Announces Theme and Topics for 5th Youth Research Forum 2023

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Doha: Qatar University (QU) and the Center for Young Scientists at Qatar University are organizing the Fifth Youth Research Forum 2023 under the theme: “Higher Education Institutions and their role in achieving the sustainable development goals”.

This forum is a crossroads for meeting and exchanging experiences for young researchers from all over the world.

The Center invites all undergraduate and postgraduate students from Qatar, the Gulf and international universities to participate in their research in accordance with the following forum topics.

First: the quality of higher education as one of the objectives of sustainable development and a means of consolidating its concepts. This session deals with improving the quality of higher education in general and the privatization of the humanities as a means of consolidating the concepts of sustainable development. In this context, researchers should submit research papers related to the following topics.

Topics include topics on the quality of higher education and its achievement in public universities, especially in developing countries; The role that academic accreditation plays in raising the standard of education; Transparency and means of obtaining academic accreditation; Digitally enriched education in the humanities and social sciences; learner-centred education in the humanities and social sciences; Education based on research in the humanities and social sciences; Experimental training in the humanities and social sciences and Use of primary sources in the writing of history and social sciences.

Second: the theme of legal legislation aimed at consolidating the concepts of sustainable development and achieving its objectives. This theme focuses on the role of law in consolidating the concepts of sustainable development and achieving desired goals. Research papers that meet the objectives of this theme will be accepted, especially papers that address any of the following topics.

Topics include consolidating the principles of peace and justice and strengthening and sustaining institutions; Regulatory challenges related to trade in education services and their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (quality assurance of education, issues of access and inclusive services…etc.); Legal challenges related to the use of artificial intelligence to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals; Organizing partnerships to achieve goals and global cooperation at the international and grassroots levels; Achieve legal and substantive equality in higher education, regardless of color, gender, religion and national identity; Legislation on the protection of intellectual property; and Wildlife and Marine Life Protection Legislation.

Third: the theme of scientific research as a means of consolidating concepts and achieving the goals of sustainable development. Higher education and scientific research being inseparable, we learn to research and we research to learn.

This axis emphasizes the role of scientific research in higher education to consolidate the concepts of sustainable development among younger generations and use it as a means to achieve these goals. In this context, researchers should submit research papers related to the following topics. Topics include Eradicating Poverty and Hunger through Scientific Research Projects in Agriculture to Increase Food and Water Production and Reduce Production Costs; Improve the health and health services provided in terms of quality, timeliness and accuracy, and make them available to those who need them; Maximize the optimal use of natural resources, in particular water and energy; Provide new alternatives to increase water and clean energy; Support innovation and access to new solutions, particularly in industry and infrastructure; Moving to sustainable cities; Rationalize production and consumption; Control and mitigate climate change; and Protect the environment.

The research title and an abstract of no more than 300 words must be submitted by October 16, 2022, along with CVs including communication information.
Researchers will be notified if their abstract of research work is accepted or rejected for inclusion in the research forum in oral or poster form.

The full research report or poster will be submitted by December 18, 2022 for review by the research committee.

Professor Noora Al Thani, Director of the Center for Young Scientists at Qatar University, said: “Universities play the biggest and most important role in the scientific research and development movement, as they are the highest educational and research institutions. Qatar University has always been a pioneer in realizing important strategies and aspirations to ensure the progress of the country and benefit the world.