KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem and MPs at Seif Palace yesterday. - KUNA
KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah meets National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem and MPs at Seif Palace yesterday. - KUNA

Amir urges closer Assembly-govt cooperation

KUWAIT: The Department of Computer Science announced the launch of the Kuwait National Robotics Competition 2024, which will be held from March 2-4 at the campus of Kuwait University Al-Shadadiya. The program will attract students from the intermediate to the university stage and aim to develop their creative and digital skills. This competition is a symbol of innovation and technological progress.

This event is the result of cooperation between Kuwait University, represented by the Department of Computer Science, the Ministry of Education, and the strategic partnership with Zain-Kuwait, and the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity, one of the centers of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, which confirms the concerted efforts to promote educational excellence and innovation.

The Kuwait National Robotics Competition is an integrated program in which the (youths) energies of innovators and future leaders are enhanced. The competition offers students a unique opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in a competitive and collaborative environment, enhancing skills such as teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking. The competition qualifies the winning teams to represent Kuwait in a competition, which will be held in the United States of America at the end of April 2024.

Acting Head of the Computer Science Department at Kuwait University, Dr Hussein Al-Mahri, said that the department embraces scientific innovation in various fields of artificial intelligence with the presence of experienced academic staff in the field and distinguished students. Al-Mahri added that the Department of Computer Science organizes the Kuwait Robotics Competition so as to enhance skills in the field of artificial intelligence for computer science students and others. This is in line with its vision to contribute to driving social growth towards an advanced knowledge economy in Kuwait.

For her part, Dr Noura Al-Jeri, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the competition, stressed the effective contribution of the Department of Computer Science in shaping the future of technology by developing the capabilities of young technical pioneers. Waleed Al-Khashti, Chief Corporate Relations Officer at Zain Kuwait, said: “We are pleased with our strategic partnership with Kuwait University to support the Kuwait National Robotics Competition, which aims to refine and develop the technical skills of middle, secondary, and university students. This is the result of effective cooperation between public and private sector institutions to enhance the next generation of innovators in our country.”

Al-Khashti added: “This partnership comes under the umbrella of our ‘Innovation Homeland’ initiative, which includes all Zain’s programs and efforts to support the fields of technology, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM), through which we work to promote creativity, refine technical skills, build digital capabilities, and others, which are in line with the objectives of this competition, with our wishes of success for the participating students. We are waiting for their creativity, and we look forward to seeing them represent Kuwait in the World Championship in the United States soon.”

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