The students of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) excelled in the first national scientific research competition for university students in public, regional and private higher education institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The competition was organised by the Scientific Research Directorate in the General Secretariat of the Higher Education Council (HEC), in cooperation with the British Council and UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN).
The competition witnessed the participation of around 300 students of both genders representing the different public, regional and private higher education institutions in the Kingdom and is aimed at achieving the goals of the National Research Strategy 2014-2024.
In the competition, AGU students were able to win prizes in its various categories, including presentations, research posters and research abstracts.
On the occasion, AGU President Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly congratulated the students considering their achievement as a bright indicator of development in the GCC society and a living model that embodies the goals for which AGU was founded, mainly to promote academic research and address the medical dilemmas facing GCC societies.
As for the results, Omani student at AGU Ms. Marwa Humood Al Ghadani, won the first place in the research abstracts category, while Bahraini student Ms. Fatima Suwailih won the second position in the same category. Meanwhile, Bahraini student Mr. Abdullah Ebrahim Al Barbari won the first place in the research posters categories, while his Kuwaiti fellow student Mr. Hassan Al Wazzan won the third place in the same category. In the presentations category, Saudi AGU student Mr. Manea Ali won the second position.
AGU students' research tackled various topics, including caffeine and its relation to health and psychological symptoms, variants in the patterns of malignant genital tumours, consistency in defining the quality of life, antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the Bahraini currency and drug interactions between non-psychiatric drugs in psychiatric patients in the Kingdom of Bahrain.