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### Iranian Students Secure 4th Place in TISF 2024

TEHRAN – The Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) 2024 occurred from January 28 to February 2, with the Iranian team securing the fourth position out of 28 countries.

Mehrad Faridi and Ilya Haji from Iran participated in the five-day event, competing against 41 teams in Taipei, as reported by IRIB.

Iran’s ranking stood at fourth place, following Taiwan, the United States, and Russia.

Taiwan International Science Fair

TISF is organized under the patronage of Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. The 22nd edition of the Taiwan International Science Fair (TSIF) commenced on Monday, January 29, at the National Taiwan Science Education Center, featuring 630 teachers and students from 27 countries showcasing 211 top projects.

Moreover, TISF encourages middle and high school students from various countries to engage in diverse scientific projects, research endeavors, and innovative ideas.

Apart from being a competition, the fair accentuates international collaboration and knowledge exchange.

This year’s science fair witnessed a surge in participating nations, with six additional countries, 28 students, and 16 projects compared to the previous year. This growth underscores the event’s escalating influence as one of Asia’s premier science fairs.

Achievements in 2023

Iran’s robotics team clinched a gold medal and three silver medals at the Dubai International Inventions Show (DIS) 2023.

The event served as a platform for inventors, manufacturers, and traders to showcase their latest products, innovations, and share insights.

During the event, delegations from various countries gathered in Dubai to exhibit their patented inventions and novel concepts, fostering a convergence of participants and inventions across diverse domains.

At DIS, excellence in innovation was spotlighted through the Invention & Innovation Award, acknowledging the finest inventions, innovations, and trade activities. This recognition, supported by numerous international delegates, added to the event’s prestige.

Over 20 countries, including Iran, Canada, Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, and Oman, participated in the competition, as reported by ISNA.

The competition encompassed both in-person and online segments.

In the in-person competition, the Iranian team secured a gold medal for developing a safety package, along with two silver medals for creating a smart mug and a skin protection application.

Furthermore, in the online category, Iran garnered a silver medal for presenting a smart bag reminder.

Iran’s elite students claimed the top position in the UniKL International Robattle Competition (UIRC) 2023 and emerged as champions in the Innovation category.

Hosted by Malaysia from December 10 to 13, the competition, as per IRIB, attracted over 420 participants under the age of 17, showcasing its broad appeal and global participation.

A team of four students from Iran excelled in presenting the best design in the innovation league, securing the first position in this division.

“The notable aspect of the Iranian team was the robust involvement of talented female participants and their unparalleled brilliance in the competitions,” cited Nader Nobakht, the head of the Iranian robotic teams, by IRIB.

Iran’s exceptional accomplishments in international Olympiads have positioned the country among the top five nations globally.

Iranian schoolchildren attained the second position and secured six gold medals in the Second Open World Astronomy Olympiad.

The competition, hosted by Russia at the Sirius Educational Center from November 14 to 22, as per IRNA.

Iran clinched one gold medal and three silver medals at the 35th International Olympiad in Informatics, ranking seventh globally among 91 countries.

The IOI 2023 took place in Szeged, Hungary, from August 28 to September 4.

The Iranian team garnered five medals, securing the third position in the 16th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held from August 10 to 20 in Chorzow, Poland.

Additionally, Iranian students received six medals, ranking 11th at the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Japan from July 2 to 13.