Syria, WIPO sign agreement on establishing technology and innovation support centers in Syria

A cooperation agreement was signed on Friday between Syria and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on establishing centers for supporting technology and innovation in Syria.

The agreement was signed by Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Hussam Eddin Ala and by WIPO Director General Daren Tang.

“Establishing innovation and technology support centers in Syria would upgrade the level of services provided to researchers, inventors and innovators,” said Ala, stressing Syria’s support for the country’s inventors through its keenness on annually holding the Al-Basel Exhibition for Creativity and Invention.

He thanked WIPO’s Director General for the organization’s continued support for strengthening the structure of intellectual property in Syria.

On his part, Tang said he is happy for signing this cooperation agreement, as it indicates the fruitful cooperation between the two sides. He affirmed the organization's keenness on deepening and expanding this cooperation to include other key domains.

Opening specialized exhibition for communications and information technology in Aleppo

With the participation of 40 public and private exhibiting companies, the activities of the specialized communications exhibition “Expo Tech”, which is held by Thiqa Company for Exhibitions and Conferences, were launched on Wednesday at the Sheraton Aleppo Hotel and will last for three days.

The exhibition includes the latest programs, devices and modern technologies concerned with communications and ways of employing and benefiting from them in various industrial, engineering and information systems fields.

In statements to SANA reporter, Director of Thiqa Exhibitions Company, Waseem Nashed noted that the exhibition is the first of its kind specializing in the field of technology, communications and information after the liberation of the city of Aleppo from terrorism. He referred to the diversity of the exhibition’s fields and pavilions that deal with communications, Internet service providers and electronic payment.

Means of enhancing Syrian-Russian cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research reviewed

Damascus, (ST) - The discussion session, which was held today at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, headed by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Bassam Ibrahim, and the First Vice President of the Russian Novosibirsk Province, Yury Petukhov, focused on means of enhancing and developing joint scientific cooperation relations.

The two sides emphasized increasing cooperation in the field of scientific research, activating agreements between Syrian and Russian universities, enhancing permanent communication in this field. They also stressed their support for the teaching of the Russian language in Syria, and building capacities in medical, engineering and other sciences.

Bronze medal for Syria in the Arab competition for future programmers in Jordan

Amman (ST): Students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad won a bronze medal in the Future Programmers competition for secondary school students in Arab countries, which was held on the ninth of September by the Applied Science Private University in Jordan, with the participation of teams from Jordan, Egypt and Syria.

800 children take part in qualifying test for the Kids and Adolescents Programming Marathon 2021

 800 children from different Syrian provinces on Saturday participated in the qualifying test for the Kids and Adolescents Programming Marathon 2021. The competition is organized by the Syrian Virtual University (SVU) and the Distinction and Creativity Agency within the framework of their project on digital development for children and adolescents.

The test was conducted over four hours in the SVU's centers in several Syrian governorates, said Director of the "Lifelong Learning Center"  at the SVU Saya Gojal in a statement to SANA.

The test paves the way for the final competition that is due to be held on October 1st for children of 8-11 years of age and next Saturday for adolescents of 12-15 years of age, she clarified.