Today, the Supreme Commission for Scientific Research signed funding contracts for 6 applied research projects in the sectors of industry, health, economy and environment, with a total budget of 107 million Syrian pounds, at its headquarters in Damascus.
The list of projects included an experimental analytical study of the effect of air heating in variable-section tubes on velocity, thermal and dynamic boundary layer, and research on the local manufacture of the “DNA polymerase BFU” enzyme for the “PCR” technology for use in various medical and research applications, in addition to research on A blood coagulation meter, manufacturing a smart gas puller for chemical uses, industrial localization of materials used in the textile, chemical and oil industries as alternatives to imports, and building a corporate governance index for companies listed on the Damascus Stock Exchange.
Dr. Bassam Ibrahim, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stressed in his speech the ministry's keenness to encourage applied scientific research and allocate financial budgets for it for its implementation on the ground, calling on researchers to follow up and implement according to the specified timetable.
Dr. Ibrahim pointed to the need for universities and research bodies to work in line with the government's work and its orientation in supporting scientific research and directing it to serve the community and the labor market, stressing the need to support the young generation and partnership with graduate students, especially in the applied field, and that the results of research be fruitful and applicable in various sectors. .
In turn, Dr. Majd Al-Jamali, Director General of the Supreme Commission for Scientific Research, confirmed that the submitted projects were selected from among 16 research projects submitted to the Commission and will be completed within a year, indicating that there are two projects funded by the private sector for the first time, and there is a share for the researcher from the economic rent to invest research, and this is what motivates and encourages researchers .
Al-Jamali pointed out that the submission of research projects to the commission continues throughout the year, and researchers can communicate with the commission at any time, fill out the form for scientific research and send it via the commission's official e-mail.
It is noteworthy that the Supreme Commission for Scientific Research was established by Legislative Decree No. 68 of 2005 with the aim of drawing up a comprehensive national policy for scientific research and technological development and their strategies to meet the requirements of sustainable economic and social development, coordination between scientific research bodies and support scientific research bodies.
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