Iran to hold 1st Intl. Nanotech. Olympiad for uni. students

TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) – The first international nanotechnology Olympiad will be held for the first time in Iran, Nanotechnology Education Foundation, active in the field of teaching nanotechnology to Iranian university students, announced.

According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), the organization of international nanotechnology Olympiad for university students is one of the latest activities of the Foundation, which is currently being programmed. According to one of the experts from Promotion Workgroup of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, negotiations have been carried out with a number of countries, and the Olympiad will be held for the first time in Iran next year.

Other activities of the Nanotechnology Education Foundation include the creation of the largest nanotechnology educational source in Iran under the title 'Nanotechnology Education Website' with more than 20,000 active members. The educational system comprises various sections, including educational papers and online tests to evaluate the learning of the visitors.

Nanotechnology Education Foundationhas also been active in the recent years in carrying out promotional activities in provinces, providing support for the organization of seminars and workshops for students, publication of brochures of the Foundation activities and introducing nanotechnology weeks in provinces.

Iran has made considerable growth in nanotechnology over the recent years and the country produces a wide range of nano-materials.

The secretary of INIC announced earlier this February that the country has ranked first among Muslim countries and 7th in the world in science production in the field of nanotechnology by producing more than four percent of the world’s articles and 42 percent of science production in the Muslim countries. Sarkar noted that Iran has the fifth ranking in the world in registration of international standards for nanotechnology.

 

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