Qatar University officials at the Youth Research Forum held recently.
Doha: The Qatar University Young Scientists Center (QUYSC) – in cooperation with the Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science – recently concluded the activities of the fourth Youth Research Forum.
This year’s virtual event was held under the slogan “The World Cup and Qatar 2022: Challenges and Aspirations”.
The Youth Research Forum is held annually to discuss the most important contemporary research topics and is considered one of the most important events organized by QUYSC. It aims to promote the culture of scientific research, improve cultural tourism and build a knowledge society, by exploring the research capacities of young people in scientific and cultural fields related to the 2022 World Cup.
Ali Abdulrazzaq Al Marafi, Acting Secretary General of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, said: “The Youth Research Forum has become a platform for dialogue and a common space for young people. They exchange their visions, express their opinions on the problems and challenges facing the world today and collectively examine the means of overcoming these challenges so as to contribute to the consolidation of the principles of international peace and security, respect for human rights, the rejection of violence, the promotion of partnership and cooperation. instead of waging conflicts and wars. The Forum also encourages our young people to participate in development and construction efforts in their respective countries.
About 150 participating researchers, from 15 Arab and foreign countries, exchanged their experiences and research capacities.
Researchers presented their research results virtually, while participants in the research poster competition presented their research posters.
Participating research and research posters were evaluated on the novelty of the topics presented, their relevance to the themes of the forum, and the clarity of the objectives and results.
The forum focused on three main themes, which were the theme of national identity, social and cultural heritage, the legal theme and the theme of science, engineering and medicine.
The top three research papers and top three research posters were announced. A research titled “Highway Energy Harvesting with Vertical Axis Wind Turbine” by a group of students from Ibri University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Sultanate of Oman won first place in the research paper competition .
A research titled “Cost-benefit analysis of clinical interventions of pharmacists in MICU: prospective interventional study”, presented by a group of students from Al-Quds University in Palestine, won second place, while a research titled “Data Security Management in the Light of Sustainable International Regulations and Comparative Foresight”, presented by a group of researchers from the University of Rome, Italy, finished third.
In the research poster competition, “Invert Sugar Syrup for Athletes”, by a researcher from Cairo University, Egypt, won first place, while second place went to “Evaluation of Radiation Doses for Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Computed Tomography Examination in Palestine,’ by a group of researchers from Al-Quds University, Palestine. Third place went to ‘Exploring the feature of the most attractive images about Qatar: a follow-up analysis eye”, by researchers from the University of Technology and Applied Sciences.
Professor Noora Jabor Al Thani, Director of QUYSC, congratulated the winning researchers saying: “This year’s Forum focused on important themes and key pillars related to the World Cup. The Forum seeks to build lasting knowledge for young people and is seen as a starting point for research and knowledge communication among researchers around the world.