Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021
The Research Council (TRC) has shortlisted 30 candidates for the interview stage. Of these, 12 students will represent the sultanate in the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), which will be held from July 25 to August 8. The interviews for the final selection will conclude on Wednesday.

12 students to represent Oman at London youth science forum

TRC earlier received 44 applications from students to take component in the 60th LIYSF. Students participation in the LIYSF 2018 will be funded by BP Oman, British Council, Al Habib &amp Co, Oman Shipping Company, the Anglo-Omani Society, and BAE Systems, and supported by Oman Air.

The participation for this year has got a wide focus from the private sector for their interest and belief in empowering young Omanis in science and technologies as they are the future leaders. LIYSF is the initial programme of its type that targets youth in the locations of science, technologies and innovation. As the national and international policies concentrate on a information-primarily based economy, the forum offers complete input to construct the capacity of youth in science and technologies. It promotes information formation to develop new earnings and job generation.

TRC is keen on adopting such a programme to be aligned with its mission and vision for worth capture. Through LIYSF, TRC aims to construct the capacity of young Omanis to expand their information in the location of science and technologies by means of their exposure to workshops, lectures and visits to UK’s top universities, such as the Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College.

In addition, they get the chance to attend lectures by top international scientists from about the planet. They also get the chance to pay a visit to top laboratories and institutes, such as Airbus and Rolls Royce.

Taqwa al Lawati, director of Promotion Department at TRC, mentioned, “The applications this year were open to students of the Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Award Programme, which is one of TRC’s programmes that includes successful projects that should be highlighted internationally. The projects are supervised by professors from various universities and colleges in Oman, which ensures the highest quality of projects.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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