The 20th Students' Forum of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) concluded on Wednesday at Oman Across Ages Museum in a festive atmosphere.
Dr Said al Rubaie, UTAS Vice-Chancellor, presided over the event, and attended by deans of UTAS branches, academic and administrative staff, and students from various branches.
The ceremony concluded with the announcement of the first three winners of all 20th Students' Forum competitions, including the Hackathon and Students' Creativity Competitions.
Additionally, all branches of UTAS that participated in the event were rewarded. The Proficiency Shields were given to the first three winners, with UTAS Nizwa receiving first place, UTAS Muscat receiving second place, and UTAS Sohar receiving third place. All winners expressed their happiness through endless smiles and greetings exchanged among one another.
One of the outstanding teams that outperformed in more than one competition was the group of students from UTAS Shinas named Khawla al Omrani, Walaa al Shidi, Al Anood al Issaei, Mohammed al Muqbali, Ahmed al Muqbali, Manar al Saeedi and Amal al Hosni. In the Best Company Idea Competition, they ranked first for their project titled 'Dojj Company,' which is related to food security.
"We have been working on this idea that we have participated with since 2019. We did our best to come up with this rank, it is a source of pride for us and for our university, and indeed the project is in the field of food security, which is an essential one that Oman has given a major focus since a long time," they stated while talking to the Observer.
Ali al Hajri, the head of Students' Activities in UTAS who headed all the competitions of the 20th Students' Forum of UTAS, said, "The innovative ideas of all branches of UTAS were exceptional."