International Student Festival of HARKAT
From November 21 to 30, 2018
The festival aims at encouraging student projects and activities, fostering inspiration and being a starting point for international cooperation among students.
Target avg age
Sustainable Development Goal
Education and Economic Empowerment
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.
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.
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.
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