Presidents of ECOSF and INSF Discuss Cooperation for Promotion of STI in ECO Region, December 04, 2017

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While being in Tehran for Mustafa (pbuh) prize ceremony, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Soomro President ECOSF on the request of host authorities held a meeting with President Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) Dr. Nosratollah Zargham on December 04, 2017. Dr. Zargham welcomed Dr. Soomro and discussed in detail the proposal and working plan of a youth festival and briefed on the objectives and programmes of INSF in collaboration with ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) and ECO Cultural Institute (ECO CI). Dr. Soomro then introduced briefly the aims and activities of ECOSF especially the International Cooperation and programmes for youth. He also shared “Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp and Workshop” being held in Beijing on 17-22 Dec 2017 in collaboration with ECOSF and invited INSF to send two of its officials to gain the special experience. Both the Presidents agreed of their full cooperation in strengthening the S&T based economic and industrial development in the ECO region with focus on young people.

It is important to mention here that Iran National Science Foundation works to promote S&T and undertake meaningful actions to provide a variety of support programmes to Iranian researchers and scientists as well as youth so that the gap between Science and industry is bridged. Currently more than 70% of the faculty members and researchers from different universities and research institutes across the country are involved in various activities and projects defined by INSF. Opportunities provided by INSF are: Research Funding; Post-doctoral fellowship; International Short Term Fellowship; Supporting Scientific Events; International Patent Application and Science Diplomacy.

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