Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, the President of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), launched the 6th Scientific Research Forum at the headquarters of the Educational Dentistry Hospital , the College of Dentistry, UQU on Monday, 27th Rajab 1438H. This was in the presence of Dr. Abdulaziz Khotani, the Dean of the College, as well as the vice-deans, department heads and students who participated with their research.
UQU President briefed on the students’ posters and scientific activities which were shown at the main hall of the College. Moreover, everyone listened to an explanation by the researchers about the contents, ideas and results of research.
In Turn, the Dean of the College illustrated that the Scientific Research Forum was a significant event greatly cared for by the College. He said that its continuation for the sixth year was a confirmation of the efforts exerted by the College of Dentistry at UQU to steadily keep pace with and work hard to find healthy and strong educational outcomes that achieved development objectives and kept abreast of developments in various sciences and knowledge.
In this context, Dr. Khotani stressed the significance of scientific research in our modern age in the progress and development of nations. From this perspective, the College of Dentistry established among its main strategies the support of scientific research and even the encouragement of its students to engage in them from the beginning of their studies. Thus, the College, thanks to Allah then with the support and interest of Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, created a perfect environment for scientific research.
On the other hand, Dr. Khaled Abu Shammat said that the College achieved, thanks to Allah, many achievements in the domain of scientific research. This was evident as 14 scientific papers were published in academic journals, while 36 scientific posters were worked on by undergraduate students during the year. He also commended the support and attention paid by both UQU President and the Dean of the College.
In turn, Dr. Assas commended the distinguished teaching and student cadres at the College of Dentistry. He said that they contributed to the fulfillment of many achievements for the College that rendered it one of the distinctive colleges in the domain of dentistry. He added that we lived in the age of innovative research that contributed to the transformation of ideas into products that served community. He also commended the achievements of UQU in gaining the support of the wise leadership and the follow-up of Dr. Ahmad bin Muhammad Al-Essa, Minister of Education, to be in line with international universities.