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Qatar University Young Scientists Center announces the launch of the 6th Youth Research Forum 2024 | Qatar University

Qatar University Young Scientists Center announces the launch of the 6th Youth Research Forum 2024

2023-07-19 00:00:00.0
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Qatar University (QU) and the QU Young Scientists Center are pleased to announce the launch of the highly anticipated Sixth Youth Research Forum 2024 on 6 March 2024. This forum serves as a global platform for young researchers to convene, exchange experiences, and present their innovative research findings. Under the theme "Innovation for Developing Societies," the event aims to foster collaboration and inspire groundbreaking solutions to the challenges faced in various scientific, technological, social, and economic fields.

Expressing her thoughts on the significance of scientific research and development, Prof. Noora Al-Thani, Director of the QU Young Scientists Center, said, “Universities have the largest and most important role in the movement of scientific research and development, as they are the highest educational and research institutions. QU has always been a pioneer in achieving important strategies and aspirations to ensure the country's progress and spread its benefits to the world.”

The Youth Research Forum 2024 invites undergraduate and postgraduate students from Qatar, the GCC, and international universities to participate and showcase their research within the following themes:

First: Humanities and Social Sciences:

The first theme focuses on the role of innovation in the humanities and social sciences, emphasizing its impact on developing societies. Researchers are encouraged to submit papers that explore the following topics:

  • Innovations of Muslim Scientists: Discoveries that Changed the World
  • Critical Thinking in the Humanities: Teaching, Learning, and Research
  • Social innovation
  • Integrating innovation into the social sciences and humanities
  • A creative or educational innovation such as a game, activity, media artifact, or resource
  • Innovation and communication: exploring the history of innovations in communication technologies and their impact on society, from the printing press to the internet
  • Innovation and the arts: exploring the history of artistic innovation, including the development of new artistic styles, techniques, and technologies
  • Innovation and globalization: exploring the history of innovation and its role in shaping the processes of globalization, including the development of global trade networks and the spread of cultural ideas
  • Study the development of new technologies and ideas and their impact on society.

 Second: Legal Legislation: Strengthening the Role of Innovation in Societal Development

The second theme centers around the role of the law in consolidating the concept of innovation and its impact on the development of societies. The research papers sought for this theme should address the following topics:

  • The concept of innovation and its role in society's development.
  • Organizational challenges related to innovation and its impact on the development of societies.
  • Legal challenges in the use of artificial intelligence to achieve the development of societies.
  • The role of intellectual property law in protecting innovation.
  • The role of the patent system in serving the development of societies.
  • The role of national intellectual property offices in protecting innovation.
  • The role of intellectual property offices in educational institutions in protecting innovation and serving the development of the local community.
  • The role of international agreements related to intellectual property in protecting innovation.

Third: The scientific research

The third theme highlights the role of science, engineering, and health in developing societies. Researchers are encouraged to submit papers related to the following topics:

  • The role of innovation in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing societies.
  • Digital innovation and its impact on developing societies, including the opportunities and challenges it presents.
  • Innovations in healthcare delivery and technology in developing societies, including but not limited to telemedicine and mobile health applications.
  • Innovations in infrastructure development, including renewable energy, transportation, and water management, are needed to support the growth of developing societies.

Competition terms:

  • Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate students can participate with their research in this forum.
  • A student can submit his or her research individually, or a group of students (2–4) can submit one research topic.
  • Students from multiple disciplines can participate in a single research team.
  • The student or group of students can participate with completed research or undergoing research. Even if the research was presented at another scientific event, provided that it falls within one of the themes of this forum. The research must have been published during the last two years, at the most.
  • Researchers can submit only one research project. However, in one project, it may include interdisciplinary ideas.
  • Projects can be either theoretical or practical.
  • Applications for participation will be submitted with the research title and an abstract of a maximum of 300 words by 19 October, 2023, with CVs including communication information.
  • Researchers will be informed whether their research work abstract is accepted or rejected for inclusion in the research forum as an oral or poster presentation.
  • A full research report or poster will be submitted by 21 December, 2023, to be evaluated by the research committee.

Research evaluation criteria:

  • The novelty and alignment of the submitted topics with the advertised ones.
  • The ability to identify research questions, aims, and their fundamental problems and explain the research methodology, ethical compliance, data collection tools, and the basis of the scientific experiment, if any.
  • Discuss the results and come up with recommendations that answer the research questions.
  • References must be added and should be arranged according to their appearance in the document.
  • The research paper should be around 3000 words. Each figure or table will be counted as 200 words.
  • The font should be Times New Roman, size 12.
  • The use of audiovisual media in the oral presentation (e.g., images and short videos) is highly encouraged.

 It is worth mentioning that since its inception in 2021, the QU Young Scientists Center has successfully organized the Youth Research Forum each year in collaboration with the Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science. By selecting research topics based on important global events, the center has contributed to an extensive expansion of research areas where young individuals can make valuable contributions. To ensure a fair evaluation process, the center appoints a committee of esteemed professors and researchers, both within and outside of QU, who possess significant expertise in the field.