Researchers from 24 countries to participate in ISPrO science competition

Researchers from 24 countries to participate in ISPrO science competition

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The 2nd ISPrO is being jointly organized in Indonesia by the Ministry of Education and Culture and PASIAD..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Participants from 24 countries will take part in the 2nd edition of the International Science Project Olympiad (ISPrO), a competition for young senior high researchers in the field of applied sciences, here on May 4-10.

"The 2nd ISPrO is being jointly organized in Indonesia by the Ministry of Education and Culture and PASIAD, a non-profit Turkish government education institution," Director General of Secondary Education Ahmad Jazidie stated while receiving the Indonesian team for ISPrO, here on Friday.

In the first ISPrO, the Indonesian team were the overall champions clinching six gold, four silver, and four bronze medals in all the research categories competed in the event, Jazidie pointed out.

He reported that the Indonesian team comprising of winners in similar competitions at the national level will present 10 research projects.

This year, the number of participants increased to 24 countries as compared to 22 countries last time, including Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Lithuania, and Tajikistan.

According to Ahmad Jadizie, the ISPrO is an event of high repute, as future scientists from various countries take part in the competition, which focusses on environmental issues, biology, chemistry, and physics.

The Indonesian participants who win the competition will be granted scholarships to pursue further studies, while the results of the research projects will also be presented in front of investors, he added.

(Reporting by Zita Meirina/H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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