The three themes of the forum include ‘National Identity, Social and Cultural Heritage,’ which deals with the challenges and aspirations of hosting the World Cup in Qatar and the challenges of preserving the cultural identity and social values of Qatari society.
The second theme tackles the legal aspect and deals with legal challenges and the protection of intellectual property rights related to the event. The final theme is ‘Science, Engineering and Medicine’ and includes mobile apps, robots, health and sustainability.
The research forum was able to attract a large number of youth participants interested in presenting their work, including 150 abstracts, 135 of which were accepted from 15 countries from the Arab region, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The forum welcomes PhD, graduate and undergraduate students to participate with their research and invites individual students to submit their research or groups of students (no more than six) to submit one research topic. University students can submit their research as a group and each group must have at least undergraduate students and one graduate student. Projects can be either theoretical or practical.
Researchers can present their work and their results in the form of a research or a scientific poster, and all participants must abide by the conditions of participation and the forum's themes. Deadline for accepting abstracts was December 31, 2021, while the submission of reports and posters will continue until February 10, 2022, where they will then be evaluated by the forum’s committee, which includes a group of QU professors.
Prof Noora al-Thani, director of QU-YSC, said: “The research forum is of great importance in shaping the future and achieving the goals of Qatar University and the whole country, as it is a platform to share creativity, find solutions and innovative ways of development. We encourage all youth researchers to participate and be part of a major event that brings together a huge group of researchers, thinkers and innovators in various fields, to gain new experiences and build professional relationships across the continents.”
She thanked the Qatari National Commission for Education, Culture and Science in addition to the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations as partners.