A researcher from Malaysia said that "Mustafa Prize" creates a scientific opportunity not only for Muslim countries, but also for non-Muslim countries across the world.

Iran news/ Speaking to Iran Press in an exclusive interview, "Abdoalsamad Abdolrahim" a researcher from Malaysia said: "The Mustafa Prize actually tries to award young Muslim scientists by presenting their researches and also bring these researches to world standards."

Abdolrahim who presented a 5-minute video about his research in economics, added: "I think the Mustafa Prize is not competing against, challenging or supplanting other prizes in the world, but we want to highlight young Muslim talents because Muslim countries have good researchers, and the research is worthy of attention."

He continued: "under one platform we can find good scientists and researchers, whose work is being appreciated through this foundation, so we can show the world that Muslims' researches topics benefit not just Muslim countries, but non-Muslim countries as well."

Mustafa foundations' KANS 2018 competitions was attended by some 1100 university students, professors and academics aged under 45, all from 15 Muslim countries.

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The participants have been competing with each other in five fields namely Energy, Environment and Water, Economics, Information Technology and Heath. The winners were awarded medals and Diploma of Honour.

Mustafa Prize, the Islamic-Iranian version of Nobel Peace Prize, was launched in 2013 with the mission to promote science and technology in the Islamic world.

The Mustafa foundation seeks to encourage education and research and is set to play a pioneering role in developing regional relations between science and technology institutions working in the OIC member countries.

In 2015, the first round of the prize was held in Tehran and professors Jackie Y. Ying and Omar M. Yaghi, were the two winners of the 2015 Mustafa Prize.

The Policy Making Council of the prize, which is tasked with supervising various procedures of the event, is comprised of high-profile universities and academic centers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states or OIC.

The prize will be granted to the works which are deemed to have improved the human life and have made tangible and cutting-edge innovations on the boundaries of science or have presented new scientific methodology. 104/207

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