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Syrian researcher named Head of the International Scientific Conference to held in India next year

The Syrian student and researcher, Eng. Hassan Al-Helou, was named Head of the International Scientific Conference that deals with the latest developments in the field of electrical power engineering and control technologies and that is to be held next March in India at the invitation of Dr. Nidhi Singh, the conference supervisor.

Al-Helou graduated from Tishreen University in Syria’s Lattakia coming first among his colleagues. He was appointed a lecturer at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Power Engineering. Then, he was sent to Iran where he is currently doing a Ph.D at the Isfahan University of Industry and Technology.

Al-Helou has done several research works published in the most prestigious international scientific magazines. He was internationally honored on several occasions, most important of which was when he was granted a certificate of appreciation and considered among the most influential researchers in the world in his specialization.

Syria wins two silver and bronze medals and three certificates of appreciation in the International Mathematics Olympiad

Students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad for Mathematics won two silver and bronze medals and three certificates of appreciation in the International Olympiad for Mathematics (IMO). The Olympiad was organized remotely by Russia over two days last week, with the participation of 622 students from 114 countries.

The Excellence and Creativity Commission said in a statement on Sunday that the silver medal was won by Ali Firas Bakur, a student of the second grade of secondary school in “Aleppo” and Abdel-Karim Nabil Al-Sayed Ramadan from the third grade of secondary school in “Damascus,” while the bronze medal was won by student Hussein Hayan Khalil from the second grade of the secondary school in “Tartous”.

Syria participates in the World Mathematics Olympiad organized remotely by Russia

Syrian Scientific Olympiad students participate in the 2-day International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) organized remotely by Russia along with 622 students representing 114 countries.

The Excellence and Creativity Authority indicated in a statement today that the participating Syrian team includes secondary school students from Aleppo, Tartous, and Damascus.

The competitions, according to the authority’s statement, include two rounds of exams; each of which lasts for four and a half hours. The tests include a group of high-level questions in mathematics.  The technical measures required by the Olympic Organizing Committee in Russia have been taken, including filming a direct video of students as they submit the tests from the center assigned to them in Damascus.

WHO endorses protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials

The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference for the establishment of a data and safety monitoring board for herbal medicine clinical trials.

The Syrian Virtual University (SVU), vision and challenges

  Online learning has become immensely popular in the 21st century, resulting in the creation of universities that exist only online.

The Syrian Virtual University is an accredited state university established by a legislative decree in 2002. It is based on online learning that uses the Internet to deliver lessons. Students can obtain a university degree if they have a computer system that meets the technological requirements of that virtual university.

The SVU seeks to occupy a prominent and leading position among global universities in the field of E-learning in the region. The aim is to qualify human resources in order to meet international academic and professional standards and to meet the needs of the national and regional labor markets in various domains. 

The SVU also plans to attract the best educational and research experiences and make them part of a scientific network in which the learner and the graduate can interact.

Syria Times interviewed DR. Khalil Ajami, President of the Syrian Virtual University, who kindly answered our questions.