Khwarizmi International Award

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Khwarizmi International Award
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Awarded for Outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology.
Country Iran
Presented by IROST
First awarded 1987
Official website http://khwarizmi.irost.org

The Khwarizmi International Award is given annually by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology.

History[edit]

In 1987, the leading Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), affiliated to the ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, decided to institute an award which acknowledges the Iranian outstanding achievements in the field of Science and Technology.

IROST proposed the creation of the Khwarizmi Award in memory of Abu Jafar Mohammad Ibn Mousa Khwarizmi, the great Iranian Mathematician and Astronomer (770-840 C.E).

However the first session which was held in 1987, was only for Iranian nationals, but from the fifth session it became an international award.

From the 10th KIA Session, International Organizations such as WIPO, UNESCO, IFIA, COMSTECH, COMSATS, TWAS, ISESCO and WAITRO sponsored the KIA.

The 21st KIA held in 2008 received 192 projects from 54 countries.[1]

Khwarizmi Young Award[edit]

The Khwarizmi Young Award is a national version of Khwarizmi International Award which only Iranians who are less than 30 years old can participate. This award has started since 1999.

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