4th Step

The 4th Mustafa(pbuh) science and technology exchange program (STEP) in Islamic countries was organized jointly (2-5 Dec. 2018) by Mustafa(pbuh) Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) and the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) with a focus on health, water and energy.

The forum was attended by almost 60 delegates representing 20 countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Singapore, Turkey, UK and USA), many undergraduate and graduate researchers and faculty members who participated in this event. Representatives from COMSTECH, TWAS, ECOSF also participated in STEP4.

The program included the following sections:

  • Scientific and technological panels, round tables, keynote addresses and invited talks focusing on the following areas were covered over the three days in 12 different sessions:
  1. The current and future scope of STI in Islamic countries and world.
  2. The challenges and obstacles for a better environment focusing on the areas of health, water and energy.
  3. Scientific and technological collaborations among Islamic countries.
  4. Mustafa(pbuh) Prize laureates and other scientists presented their latest scientific achievements and discussed their impact on society.
  • Academia to Academia (A2A) meetings: several A2A meetings between international delegates and academia took place.

Presentation of PhD Scholars’ achievements and interaction with the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize laureates: three sessions to showcase the achievements of young PhD students were held and the best three were selected by the Jury Panels.

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