2020 Khwarizmi Int’l Festival Opened in Tehran

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:12

The 33rd edition of Khwarizmi International Festival has been kicked off in Tehran on Monday February 17, 2020.

According to an ISCA report, the 33rd edition of Khwarizmi International Festival opened officially with the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Gholami and Vice-President for Science and Technology Sourena Sattari.

During the opening ceremony of the festival, the president expressed his happiness that the important scientific festival is being held just after the Feb 11 Islamic Revolution victory ceremony and before the February 21 parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections, also stated that Iran is proud of its scientific successes gained during the past 41 years.

Over 100 projects from 35 different countries have been submitted to the festival, which is an opportunity for both Iranian and foreign participants to put their scientific achievements on display.

According to Khwarizmi official website, in 1987, the leading Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, decided to institute an award, which acknowledges the Iranian outstanding achievements in the field of science and technology.

IROST proposed the creation of the Khwarizmi Award in memory of Abu Jafar Mohammad Ibn Mousa Khwarizmi, the great Iranian mathematician, and astronomer (770-840 C.E).

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