International Student Festival of HARKAT

Member

Mohsen Sabetipour


Duration

From November 21 to 30, 2018

Target

The festival aims at encouraging student projects and activities, fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation among students.


Target population

2000


Target avg age

25


People impacted

400


Sustainable Development Goal

Quality Education


Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


Purpose

Increase student scientific activities and support and encourage it

Identify and appreciate the notable achievements students, students groups and associations

Exchange of experience in scientific activities among students

Create a platform where students can easily cooperate and interact

The festival consists of exhibition, lectures, team working, walking tours, sport and cultural programs and also sightseeing excursions to natural and historical sites.


Overview

International Student Festival of HARKAT is the country’s largest student event. The festival is organized by Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran and hosted by different universities since 2008. The thought was to gather students from different parts of the world in a combination of a festival and an exhibition. The festival aims at encouraging student projects and activities, fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation amongst students. The Festival is open for students from all over the world and is a meeting platform for young people with different scientific and cultural backgrounds. It is a place where young people get to know each other, establish new friendships and discuss various topics, from different points of view. Participants will arrive at Tehran for pre-festival workshops and tours, and it will be followed by visit to Kashan. This year the festival will be hosted at historical city of Isfahan, cultural capital of Iran.


Results

Festival participants took part in different workshops, which highlight collaboration and creativity. Several lectures and thematic meetings were arranged, where students of different universities of Iran present their activities and projects. Through workshops, close communication and cooperation, interactive lectures and various open activities, students were able to gain new knowledge and exchange ideas.


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Benefits

Access to lectures by prominent international scholars and professionals, interactive discussions, simulations, and site visits

Opportunity to explore Iranian culture through immersive activities

Opportunity to interact with people from diverse nationality and cultural backgrounds

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