Aug 12, 2020 10:30 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 12, 2020 12:34 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - The press conference on the closing ceremony of the Farabi International Festival was held on Wednesday by the attendance of Deputy Minister of Science, Research, and Technology for Culture and Social Affairs Gholam-Reza Ghaffari.

Iran Press/Iran News: Attending a press conference, Ghaffari said that the philosophy of the Farabi International Festival is to honor local and foreign scientists in human and Islamic science.

He referred to the fact that today, the necessity of human and social science is felt more than before.

Improvement of societies has been focused by politicians in different aspects and it will not be achieved unless there is enough research in human science, he added.

Farabi festival was held by the cooperation of Azad University, Payame Nour University, and scientific associations.

In this festival, 479 local and international referees judged the articles which were in the form of books, Ph.D. and MA thesis, and research projects.

5,704 local works, 332 international works, and a total of 6036 works were received in the Farabi festival.

70% of the participants in this festival were male and 30% female.

7 experts, from Japan, Indonesia, Georgia, Lebanon, Canada, the US, and Britain are chosen as the best works.

The ceremony which has been delayed due to coronavirus pandemic will finally be held on Monday, August 17, by the attendance of minister of science, research, and technology.


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