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Starting 5th International Scientific Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development ( ISCESD)

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Starting 5th International Scientific Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development ( ISCESD)

Dr. Al-Ghabban said :  " The University of Technology aspires to coordinate and open up to universities and organizations to implement joint scientific activities".

Under the patronage of the President of the U.O.T., Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Hassan Al-Ghabban, the Environmental Research Center, in cooperation with the Turkish University of Gaziantep, organized the 5TH  ISCESD , which was held at Salah Al-Din Hall in Palestine Hotel in Baghdad for the period from 1-2/6/2021 in the presence of the President’s Vice- President  for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Dr. Hussein Hamid Karim and Vice -president  for Scientific Affairs, Prof. Dr.  Heider Abed Dhahad, with the participation of more than 139 researchers from various Iraqi, Arab and international universities, in addition to participation of many scientific and academic personalities.

It included the opening of the first proceedings of the conference on the 1ST  day by playing the Republican anthem, then reciting verse from the Holy Quran and reading Surat Al-Fatihah for the souls of the martyrs of Iraq.

The President of the U.O.T. made a speech in which he welcomed all the attendees and the importance of holding the conference in terms of environmental and sustainable development, adding that the U.O.T. sought a fruitful procession to promote the principles of scientific research, which focuses on finding solutions and tackling problems, including those related to environmental reality.

Dr. Al-Ghabban pointed out that the U.O.T.  has taken the initiative to coordinate and open up to universities and organizations of scientific interest to implement joint scientific activities, believing that scientific and social communication and giving scientific research exceptional importance will necessarily contribute to the emergence of hope for a prosperous future and drawing a roadmap for sustainable and promising development.

Dr. Al-Ghabban stressed that environmental  issues have become inevitable due to many factors that contributed to placing them in the list of priorities for sustainable development strategies, and that the amount of pollution in contemporary life is more dangerous in its influential dimensions due to its increasing size and geographical expansion to threaten human life and various environmental resources, and that environmental challenges are challenges greater development, and that this calls for reviving the responsibility of the university and its research centers to address in order to reduce the impact of these challenges on development paths, and scientific research is the main way to address environmental issues and problems that concern a large group of citizens and directly affect their daily lives and affect the depletion of natural resources.

On the other hand, the representative of the President of the Turkish University of Gaziantep, Prof. Mustafa Bayram who was electronically in connection with  the President of Wasit University, Prof. Mazen Al-Hasani, who praised the great efforts to accomplish the conference, which came in line with the directives of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which urged partnership with Arab universities, which leads us to the completion of joint research and gives importance to researchers and universities.


The Director of E.R.C. at U.O.T. , Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid M. Jawad, explained in his speech that the university is pleased  to meet this wonderful elite of scientists and researchers to continue on the path of scientific research with the challenges of the environment and the requirements of sustainability, indicating that the organization of this conference was planned early in the In 2020, the publishing house (iop) and Gaziantep University were approached, and the approval of (iop) was received on the 9th  of March 2020, and the approval of Gaziantep University on the 7th  of September 2020, Iraqi universities, government institutions and civil society organizations interested in environmental affairs were also approached, bringing the number of supporting bodies And support in organizing the conference to (34) parties. Then, topics formulation and objectives of the conference were  initiated and discussed with its committees.

It was revealed with a personal effort that the conference website and the scientific calendar system were launched on Telegram, Facebook and Linkedin.

He added that 194 scientific papers were received to be classified within the topics of the conference, and they were delivered to the scientific evaluation with the approval of two experts with expertise and competence and from the conference’s expert database, which contained 234 scientific experts, where 135 research papers were accepted and 59 research papers were rejected, and two patents were registered by The conference was organized by the US Patent Office, referring  that the scientific research presented to the conference is distributed among the scientific institutions in Iraq,Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America, and after the completion of the scientific evaluation process, the accepted research was delivered to the publishing house (iop) at the end of April 2021, and the approval was received to publish the research in the journal Earth and Environmental Science, which is within the Scopus container.


The first inaugural session of the conference started on the 1st  day under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Shaker Ahmed Saleh, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Conference, and Prof. Dr. Riyad Al-Anbari. The session included two lectures, the 1st  delivered by Prof. Dr. Ali Daibel, and the 2nd  lecture was online from Turkey, delivered by Dr. Dennis from the Middle East University. The two lectures included many interventions.

These efforts were honored by the President of the University of Technology, Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Hassan Al-Ghabban, and the Administrative Vice-president for Administrative Affairs, Prof. Dr. Hussein Hamid Karim.

The conference shield was awarded to the President of U.O.T., Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Hassan Al-Ghabban, by the scientific and preparatory committees, members of the conference’s higher committee and the heads of the scientific committee’s topics.

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