Mustafa Prize to bring together 150 Muslim researchers in Iran
150 leading personalities from across the Muslim world are scheduled to participate in the prestigious biennial event for their scientific excellence.
Hossein Rabbani, director of Isfahan’s Elites Foundation, said the fifth Mustafa Award ceremony will be held on October 2, when renowned artificial intelligence researchers from 57 Muslim countries will gather in Isfahan.
The 9th round of the Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) also is scheduled to take place in the prestigious ceremony.
The Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation organizes a forum aimed at expanding the scientific network of scholars in the Islamic world by organizing international events and creating a basis for strengthening activities. operations scientific synergy and collaboration.
The award is seen as an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals in the fields of science and it highlights the existing talent in various fields of science, said Rabbani.
An international award like the Mustafa Prize has a profound impact because of its media aspect, he said, adding that it sends a message that the Muslim world is paying attention to science and technology.
Established in 2012 as a symbol of scientific excellence, the Mustafa Prize has been awarded every two years since 2015 and recognizes leading scholars and researchers in the Islamic world. Awardees will receive $500,000, funded through a science and technology fund.
The award is presented in four categories: information and communication science and technology; life and medicine and technology; nanoscience and nanotechnology; and all fields of science and technology. In 2016, Science Magazine described the Mustafa Prize as the Nobel of Muslims.