Oman Air takes six students to London science forum
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.”