In a big celebration hosted by the university of Baghdad … his excellency, minister of higher education grants the excellence award for 32 scientists and professors and honors outstanding universities and research centers in celebration of science day
The minister of higher education and scientific research, prof. Ali Mohammed Hussein al-Adeeb granted scientific excellence award for 32 scientists and professors for their achievements in enriching the knowledge in Iraq and he honored the distinguished professors at the universities and research centers and the authors who gained patents. His Excellency, the minister said during the celebration of science day hosted by the ministry at the university of Baghdad that “Iraq is looking forward to regain its pivotal role as a center of civilized radiation in the region by making universities and educational institutions as an incubator and as a source of knowledge” adding that “the ministry is working to develop the reality of the universities in all fields so to be in service of society and the ministry of higher education continues in implementation of its strategic plan for developing the higher education sector to become a foundation for the development of all state sectors towards reaching a comprehensive development”. Al-Adeeb explained that “the ministry has developed during the past three years new specialized universities as well as establishing university and medical cities and rehabilitation of infrastructure of the existing universities, sending thousands of students to study abroad in sober global universities and other research centers and it has taken great strides to establish technological incubators and international training centers in a number of Iraqi universities in collaboration with international companies for transferring modern technology to Iraq”. Then he granted scientific excellence awards for 32 pioneer scientists, researchers and lecturers who obtained high ranks in outstanding magazines and research institutions. For his part, the director general of the department of research and development, Dr. Mohammed Attia al-Saraj said that the standards adopted by evaluation committees for excellence are: publication in scientific journals with impact factor (ISI and SCOPUS) according to the scientific additions and the economic benefits provided by such scientific achievements, the donors of scientific innovation certificates locally and globally (authoring, publishing, innovations and other evident scientific activities), global classification and obtaining certificates of appreciation. Al-Saraj added that celebrating the science day is intended to evaluate the achievements of the scientific institutions, scientists and innovators during this academic year at the regional and global levels to encourage researchers and postgraduates to compete and serve their community. The ceremony was attended by a large number of academics, researchers, presidents of Iraqi universities, deans of faculties and students.