President of Umm Al Qura University (UQU) Dr. Bakri Bin M'atoog Bin Bakri Assas opened on Monday, Rabi' Al Awwal 20, 1438H the first round of the Scientific Research Forum.
The two-day event was organized by the Scientific Research Deanship with participation of scientists and researchers under the theme (Meeting new people - Communication - Cooperation).
Addressing the forum, Dr. Assas said the Scientific Research Deanship's role in organizing the event reflects the university's keenness and focusing on contribution of the college and department research production in serving the nation and the community.
The forum would include a number of workshops and seminars to maximize benefit from its participants, the president said. He wished success for the forum, hoping it would provide recommendations to achieve the aspired objectives.
At the same venue, Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Abdurrahman Al Ahdal said the forum would discuss about 30 research papers throughout the two days in six sessions in addition to the closing session of the forum.
The first session, according to Dr. Al Ahdal, would be titled "Scientific Research Success Stories" which study five research papers. In the meantime, the second session themed "Scientific Research Quality Standards" would study six papers.
In the third session which would be dubbed "Research Centers' Role in Decision Making Process", the discussion would take up three studies. The fourth and fifth sessions would be held under the titles "Research Groups and National Economy" and "Ethics of Scientific Research between Reality and Expectations" are scheduled to discuss four and six research studies respectively. The researchers would close discussion in another session that covers six studies under the theme "Research Chairs - Productivity and Funding).
According to Dr. Al Ahdal, a workshop would be held on the sidelines of the forum under the theme "Research Proposals and Factors of Success ... advantages and challenges of foreign-funded researches). Also, an exhibition would be held on published research studies, he said, hoping the forum would fulfill its objectives.