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Four Pakistani students to attend London International Youth Science Forum

Islamabad: Four Pakistani students will first time participate in London International Youth Science Forum 2012 (LIYSF-2012) to be held from August 16-30, 2012 in London.

For selection of the participants of the Forum from Pakistan, interviews of the students were held here the other day at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro headed the interview committee comprising eminent scientists of the country.

Under its science promotion and popularization program, PSF and National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) are arranging this first ever visit of Pakistani students of 17-21 years of age. Some 222 students of the universities from all over the country had applied for attending the Forum and 20 shortlisted students were interviewed. Four students selected after the interviews will represent Pakistan in the forum.

LIYSF is an educational forum created, owned and operated by Educational Cultural Exchanges (International) Ltd, having its registered office at Royal Parade Mews, Kent, BR7 6TN. The event is regularly organized on annual basis since 2009. London International Youth Science Forum-2012 (LIYSF-2012) is going to be held on 16-30 August, 2012 at Imperial College, London. Major activities scheduled in the Forum are lectures, demonstrations, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organizations.

Each year more than 300 students from all over the world gather under one roof and live together as community members for 15 days, which help them to understand each other’s customs and culture. So far the Forum had caught attention of thousands of students from all over the world. It also provides a deeper understanding of science and its application for the benefit of mankind.

Professor Sir Roy Anderson will give the principal opening address on the theme: The Human Planet. In LIYSF-2012, the focus will be on Earth Sciences, and how they affect the human race; and how humans interact with our planet.

The Forum will include a seminar on ‘Overcoming Disaster’ by Sir Colin Terry, dealing with the ways to cope with widespread problems such as disease epidemics; geological events such as desertification, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic activity; and social aspects such as population growth and food supply.

PSF under its Science popularization programme undertakes a number of activities with special focus on the youth. PSF will sponsor visit of four students to participate in LIYSF-2012, which will result in capacity building and personal growth of the students.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: + 92 51 9202469-70
Fax: + 92 51 9202468

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