Oman Air takes six stu­dents to Lon­don sci­ence fo­rum

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat - Oman Air, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with The Re­search Coun­cil, sup­ported the par­tic­i­pa­tion of six ta­lented Omani stu­dents in the Lon­don In­ter­na­tional Youth Sci­ence Fo­rum.

The air­line – which is ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing the sul­tanate’s youth - was an of­fi­cial part­ner of the fo­rum, stated a press re­lease.

In its 59th year, the an­nual stu­dent event brought to­gether 500 of the world’s lead­ing young sci­en­tists from more than 70 par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries to Lon­don.

The two-week res­i­den­tial event was held at Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don and the Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety with day vis­its to other lead­ing UK re­search cen- tres and uni­ver­si­ties, in­clud­ing Ox­ford and Cam­bridge. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Sci­ence to Make Life Bet­ter’.

The Omani stu­dents - who re­ceived a spe­cial in­vi­ta­tion from the fo­rum – lived to­gether with the other young sci­en­tists as part of an in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity, al­low­ing them to ex­change their ideas and ex­pe­ri­ences of the world to de­velop a greater in­sight into sci­ence and its ap­pli­ca­tion.

At­tend­ing lec­tures, sem­i­nars, demon­stra­tions and de­bates led by world-renowned sci­en­tists, they also had the op­por­tu­nity to go out on field vis­its to in­dus­trial sites, re­search fa­cil­i­ties and mu- se­ums in­clud­ing the Sci­ence Mu­seum and Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum, added the re­lease.

Com­ment­ing on the ini­tia­tive, Dr Khalid bin Ab­dul­wa­hab al Balushi, se­nior man­ager of Gov­ern­ment Af­fairs at Oman Air, said, “Oman Air recog­nises the vi­tal im­por­tance of high-qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion and we are proud to be sup­port­ing this im­por­tant fo­rum, along­side The Re­search Coun­cil.

“Back­ing such ini­tia­tives is an in­te­gral part of our Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Pro­gramme and we are truly de­lighted to be able to of­fer these gifted Omani stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to build on their ed­u­ca­tion to ben­e­fit the Omani econ­omy and so­ci­ety.

“The fo­rum pro­vides stu­dents with the re­quired skills to ar­tic­u­late their ideas in an ef­fec­tive man­ner and progress in the in­ter­na­tional sci­en­tific com­mu­nity.”

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