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Computing students from across Pakistan competed to win a scholarship to study at Ulster University at the Pakistan Science Fair Award.

Computing students from four universities in Pakistan showcased a range of innovative technology ideas at the Pakistan Science Fair on Tuesday 28 January in Islamabad with Noor Binte Amir, from the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) the winner with her poster entitled ‘FLOWLINES Tackling Body Image Issues Using Al-Based AutoDraw Art in Air’. The winning entry examined ethics in technological advancements, and proposed using creativity within technology to overcome modern mental health issues.

The award was organised by Ulster University, in collaboration with four of Ulster’s partner universities in Pakistan; Air University, Bahria University, the National University of Computing and Emerging Sciences and the National University of Sciences and Technology Students submitted a poster suggesting an innovative use of technology that will support and enhance society. The winning student, Noor Binte Amir from NUST, received an 80% scholarship to study a Masters in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence or Internet of Things at Ulster University with two runners securing a 50% tuition fee scholarship.

Professor Paul Hanna, Associate Dean (Global Engagement) at Ulster University, chaired the judging panel:

“We are delighted to collaborate with our partner universities in Pakistan to bring together the brightest computing students to showcase and profile their innovative solutions to real world problems. We will be proud to welcome Noor, Ali and Muhammad and others from across Pakistan to Ulster University in 2020 and the years to come.”

The Pakistan Science Fair aims to strengthen the relationship between Ulster University and the four partner universities in Pakistan.