Aspiring young scientists from around the world gather in Dubai

Dubai: More than 426 people from 30 countries participated in the Expo-Sciences Asia (ESA) event organized by the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET) in Dubai. The program, which focuses on the creativity of young aspiring scientists from around the world, was inaugurated by Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technologies of the United Arab Emirates.

The event includes categories such as basic science, energy, transportation, physics, astronomy, agriculture, biotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence and space science.

Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai and Director of the Emirates Science Club, said that Dubai and Emirates Science Club, under the auspices of the Cultural and Scientific Association, have opened MILSET, which aims to prepare young people to be pioneers in the field of scientific and technological knowledge and establish the principle of “innovating in the field of science and technology and producing knowledge”.

Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki at the inauguration of the event in Dubai on Monday.
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“The United Arab Emirates has been tasked with transferring the technology industry to members of its community and providing information services to all who live in this good country,” Dr. Bastaki said at the event held in the Cultural and Scientific Association. “The United Arab Emirates has therefore become one of the leading Arab countries in adopting and manufacturing technologies and providing telecommunications and Internet services with high efficiency, comparable to developed countries and sometimes even beyond. of them,” he added.

He said the event provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and compare scientific projects promoting networking and international collaborations.


Attendees at the event.
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“The UAE has developed a balanced strategic plan to build the scientific knowledge base based on scientific research and innovation and has a long-term plan to realize part of the vision seen by the leaders of this development momentum in the country,” Dr Bastaki said. .

Emirates Science Club was founded by the Cultural and Scientific Association to raise awareness of science and technology in society, train and monitor young people, discover talented young people, develop their skills and prepare them to become scientists and innovators of the future.


Participants at the Expo-Sciences Asia (ESA) event in Dubai.
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“MILSET aims to encourage young people to engage in science and technology in order to learn, add value and participate in the development dynamic towards sustainable economies by enabling science and technology to be the foundation of societal developments and to serve humanity,” he added.

Event Details

The activities are divided into industrial, cultural and Expo2020 Dubai visits.

In addition, there are side events such as a youth conference entitled “Our Future in Space”, a leaders’ conference, scientific workshops, panel discussions and special panel sessions led by experts on space exploration theme.