A Syrian engineer receives recognition (best foreign PhD student) at Iran University of Science and Technology

The architect, Mohamed Salah El-Din Shayah, has received a certificate of appreciation for winning the first place with the highest university average during his years of academic achievement, in addition to the comprehensive specialized examination at the doctoral stage as the best foreign student studying at the Iran University of Science and Technology.

Shayah stated that he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Aleppo in 2009 and obtained a master's degree in energy management in buildings in 2011 before traveling to complete his doctoral study in Iran.

Shayah said that the university recently honored him as the best foreign doctoral student there during a ceremony for outstanding students and he will continue his PhD until the year 2023.

Shayahpointed out the efforts made by the Syrian youth in scientific research and their determination to serve their country through the sciences and knowledge they acquired.

It is noteworthy that Eng. Shayyah was born in Aleppo in 1987 and worked as a lecturer at the Faculties of Architecture at the University of Aleppo and Al-Ittihad Private University, in addition to teaching at the Engineering Technical Institute at the University of Aleppo.

O. al-Mohammad

Computer training for demobilized soldiers in Lattakia

In cooperation with Lattakia Governorate and the Syrian Computer Society ,Lattakia Branch,under the patronage of Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Dr. Salwa Al-Abdullah, a workshop to train demobilized Syrian Arab Army was held. The free training on Computer Leadership Sciences was conducted to enable them to use these sciences within their jobs so that they can continue to serve their community in various civil institutions.

Regarding this initiative, Eng. Maryam Jawdat Fayyoud, Head of Lattakia Branch of the Syrian Computer Society, said: "Two years ago, Lattakia branch launched the (Informatics Management and Construction) initiative, in line with the society’s goal of community support, which is considered one of the most important goals of the association and a fundamental role as a scientific civil society. In our first section, we trained  the children and families of the martyrs of the Syrian Arab Army in computer science, and we were able to train more than three hundred people, for free, within the Lattakia branch of the association."

"We were also able to help about fifty of them to obtain the International Computer Driving Certificate by fully supporting the costs of international exams, and here we are today completing this initiative by supporting the demobilized Syrian Arab Army." She added.

The Syrian Computer Society is continuing to exercise its role in supporting various community entities and using different information technologies to make progress in theSyrian society IT education  and qualifying them to be in the ranks of globally developed societies.

Lama Razzouq

A Syrian student wins first place in an international competition for artificial intelligence

In a new achievement for Syrian youth, Ammar Yasser Ali won first place in the artificial intelligence competition organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States of America in cooperation with the US Space Agency "NASA" for creating a model to predict the values of the solar storm disturbance index that affects the Earth's gravitational field. 

The global competition was held via the Internet, and more than 622 participants from around the world competed in it .They sent models and proposals that would contribute to reaching better predictions that would enable them to deal with space navigation errors that are directly affected by the disturbances of the Earth's geomagnetic field. 

Ali is a 26-year-old graduate of the academic programs in the Excellence and Creativity Authority in the specialty of Mechatronic Engineering at Tishreen University.  

Ali is currently studying for a master’s degree in the College of Information Technology and Programming at a Russian University.  

Ali described the competition with the added value at various levels personally, scientifically and practically.

Syrian, Iranian talks to enhance scientific cooperation

Damascus,(ST)-The session of discussions held today at Damascus University, chaired by Dr. Muhammad Yasar Abdeen, Rector of Damascus university, and Dr. Muhammad Reza Hajjian, director of “Deepening and Consolidating popular relations between Syria and Iran Project”, focused on the scientific cooperation relations between Damascus University and Iranian universities in the field of political and economic sciences, administration and law.

The discussions  dealt with student exchange mechanisms, joint scientific research, scientific agreements signed between the two sides ,discussing ways of cooperation and joint supervision of masters and doctoral theses.

Dr. Abdin affirmed the university’s readiness to network with the Iranian side in the fields of law, political, administrative and economic sciences, given the importance of these specializations in the progress and development of institutions in any country.

In turn, Dr. Hajian expressed the Iranian side’s desire to expand cooperation with the University of Damascus and support it in the field of offering scholarships to graduate students and contribute to qualifying teachers with specializations.

Syria wins a bronze medal in the International Info (1) Cup programming competition

The Syrian Science Olympiad team won a bronze medal in the International info (1) Cup programming competition organized online by Romania with the participation of students from 13 countries.

The Syrian Distinction and Creativity Agency said in a statement on Monday that student Hussein Ahmad Bousbeit from Al-Bassel High School for Outstanding Students in Damascus won the bronze medal after a five-hour test.

This is the Syrian Science Olympiad Team’s first participation in an international contest for the year 2021, the agency added. It indicated that Syria’s team included four participants two of them had joined the national team on January 2021.

The competition aims at encouraging talented young people in the field of informatics and evaluating their knowledge in order to qualify them for participating in the International Olympiad in Informatics and to develop their skills in this specialization.