High School Young Researchers Congress Started in Burdur

Yayın Tarihi | 10 June 2024, Monday

The 2024 High School Young Researchers Congress, organized by the Burdur Provincial Directorate of National Education and supported by the Burdur Governorship, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (MAKU), and Alpaslan Ali Can Science and Art Center, has begun. The congress, organized within the scope of the Active Sustainable Complementary Education Project (BESTE), was held at the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism Conference Hall.


Rector Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Dalgar, Provincial Director of National Education Muhammet Özdemirci, provincial protocol, Congress Science Committee, Congress Organizing Committee, academics, teachers, and students attended the congress opening program. Before the congress opening, Rector Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Dalgar, who visited the painting and handicrafts exhibition prepared by the students, took a close interest in the students.


In his opening speech, Provincial Director of National Education Muhammet Özdemirci stated that high school students will draw attention to sustainability and cultural heritage transmission issues at the congress. Özdemirci said, “We must learn from the past for a sustainable future. The concept of sustainability is of vital importance. Our cultural heritage is a reflection of the values we carry from the past to the present. It is our duty to protect this heritage and pass it on to future generations. Our aim with this congress is to enable you young people to play a leading role in these issues, to contribute to a sustainable future with your creative ideas. The projects you will present at the congress will provide new perspectives on sustainability and cultural heritage and raise awareness.”


Support Message from Rector Prof. Dr. Dalgar


MAKU Rector Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Dalgar expressed great pleasure in being a partner in such a valuable study as a university. Dalgar said, “This high school young researchers congress is a very interesting program. The studies of our students who will present papers here are more valuable than the studies presented by our professors at international congresses. It is very meaningful to instill the research and sharing what they have researched with the society at a young age. I thank all stakeholders who organized this project. As MAKU, we are motivated to share our academic expertise with the society. During our term of office, which we started with the motto 'From universal knowledge to social contribution', we continue to contribute to society with our University's 35,000 students and 1,200 academics.”


Feeling the Curiosity of Research Younger is Very Valuable


Rector Dalgar, emphasizing the research competence of young people, said, “Seeing the excitement and passion of our students who gain experience by participating in such research congresses at a young age makes us very happy. It is very valuable for them to feel this excitement and passion from now on. Our young people have great potential in conducting research and sharing what they have learned. Providing these opportunities to them and contributing to their individual and social development is a great honor for us.”