FAQ

FAQ 1396-7-26 09:26:45 +03:30
What is National Festival of Harkat? 1396-7-26 09:45:24 +03:30

National Festival of Harkat is considered as an event to compete, supply and present superior scientific- student achievements. The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, as the sponsor, holds this festival annually by the cooperation of universities and high education institutes, and the sponsorship of state and non-state organizations. Besides, scientific achievements of students, independent from university curriculum, are accepted in the festival in which the selected works will be introduced to final level of the festival.

What is the scientific- student Association? 1396-7-26 09:44:48 +03:30

The scientific- student association include those interested students who enjoy taking part in scientific activities at a university or department.

Who are the participants of the international section? 1396-7-26 09:44:15 +03:30
  • Iranian students studying overseas
  • Foreign students studying in Iran
  • All foreign students studying at foreign universities
Who are the visitors and the guests of the festival? 1396-7-26 09:43:26 +03:30
  • Civil and military officials
  • Deans of universities
  • Cultural assistants of Iran universities
  • The owners of technical occupations and knowledge-based companies
  • Ordinary people
How many rounds of Harkat Festival have been held? Which university will be the next host? 1396-7-26 09:42:16 +03:30

Hosted by different universities, The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology has held The Festival of Harkat, a great event, annually over 9 periods since 2008, they are as the following:

  • First to fourth round in Tehran hosted by Tehran University
  • Fifth round in Tehran hosted by Shahid Beheshti University
  • Sixth round in Tehran hosted by San’ati Sharif University
  • Seventh round in Shiraz hosted by Shiraz University
  • Eighth round in Mashhad hosted by Ferdowsi University
  • Ninth round in Kerman hosted by Shahid Bahonar Universiy

Tenth round of Harkat Festival will be held in Kermanshah, the land of water and stone, the territory of Shirin and Farhad, hosted by Razi University in November 24- 26, 2017.

How is the international section held? 1396-7-26 09:39:38 +03:30

Creative Scientific Activity: each individual or student group can nominate their best and most creative activity in this category.

Activities related to the following topics are privileged:

  1. Collaboration between students and university professors
  2. Academic ethics
  3. Environment
  4. International scientific interactions
  5. Deprived areas and poverty alleviation

Scientific competition: Reporting a creative student scientific competition in which students have had the highest participation will be admitted to this competitive category.

Research: All research projects are nominated in this competitive category. The specific terms and conditions for this category are as follows:

  1. Each submitted research projects must necessarily have an employer and the related document (research contract, etc.) must be enclosed. The project must also be completed and have the certificate of approval from the employer.
  2. The submitted research project must not only be conducted by students, but also be confirmed by the related reports and publications.
  3. In case the research project is conducted by an association, the name of the association must be mentioned in the related document to the project.
  4. Alongside posters, videos, and related approval document (a picture of the research paper in the publishing journal, the related contract, or the certificate of approval from the employer, etc) must be uploaded. The document may be in any language.

Cyberspace: Student activities published in cyberspace (on pages and websites, applications, software, social networks, etc.) can be nominated in this competitive category. The specific terms and conditions for this category are as follows:

  1. The activities must necessarily involve student-related and scientific content.
  2. The activities which are most welcomed by users and audiences and take place constantly have priority and special privileges.

Invention: Patent certificates of students go to this competitive category. The specific terms and conditions for this category are as follows:

  1. Inventions must be patented and have the relevant certificates.
  2. Inventions must be the result of student work. Besides, the names of all contributors must be mentioned in the patent certificate.
  3. In case the invention is invented by an association, the name of the association must be mentioned in the patent certificate.

Entrepreneurship: student activities leading to employment are nominated in this competitive category. The specific terms and conditions for this category are as follows:

  1. The entrepreneurship must be the result of student work and the relevant evidence must be mentioned in the poster or video.

New idea, new world (the special award of the international section): students can submit their ideas to this competitive category. The best idea will win the special award of the international section. The specific terms and conditions for this category are as follows:

  1. The submitted idea must be relevant to the current challenges of the student’s field of study.
  2. The submitted idea must be practical and have an international scope.
  3. Poster or video submission for this category is optional and it may be in any language.
How is the atmosphere of the festival? 1396-7-26 09:35:27 +03:30

National Festival of Harkat has been held in 9 rounds in a dynamic environment following scientific approach. The students are trying to share scientific experiences either with each other or the owners of occupations, knowledge-based companies and art institutes.

What is the content of operation report of the university? 1396-7-26 09:34:50 +03:30

The operation report of the university should purely reflect the university operation in scientific forums, but not the operation of scientific forums. As a matter of fact, this report should show the university management for student-scientific forums, following the rules, meetings of the Supervisory Council of the University, and holding of Harkat Festival.

Will the submitted reports from the universities and forums be presented in public? 1396-7-26 09:34:16 +03:30

Yes. They will be presented in public in order to share successful ideas.

Can submitted reports include unrelated activities to the competitive categories? 1396-7-26 09:33:21 +03:30

It is highly emphasized that just related activities will be uploaded in the system. For example, the forum which is candidate for the “active scientific forum in education” prize should present a report exclusively related to education activities. Unrelated reports are neither valuable nor effective, for it may mislead the referee to have a good assessment.

How much information should be reflected in the reports? 1396-7-26 09:32:48 +03:30

The submitted works will be reviewed based on some scales in the Arbitrator form. As a matter of fact, ignoring the necessary information upon which the reviewing process is based will lead to wrong assessment. In fact, the report should be so “clear” and “obvious” that the referees can get the needed information at the first glance. The more time you spend on this part, the better result you will get.

We suggest you, as the first step, to follow a good procedure to make a report. In other words, try to prepare a complete, clear, well-organized, and accurate report. Second, use the published template in the festival site. As the third step, document the written claims in the report.

For example, if there is a report about a workshop with 50 participants, attach a photo of it including approximate students. Moreover, if a program was held nationally, it should be proved by showing that people have participated in the program from around the country. Besides, if you have an honor or a medal, it should be proved. Therefore, the reviewer will judge you based on the documents.

How many competition categories can an individual or association participate in? 1396-7-26 09:32:04 +03:30

There is no limit.

How should we register? 1396-7-26 09:31:06 +03:30

1- Create an IFH account on the official website of the IFH (www.10hf.ir) and follow the link “Registration”.

2- Enter the required information.

3- Select your intended competitive category/categories.

4- Complete the related form for each category and give a comprehensive summary of your activity in no more than 500 words.

5- Upload your infographic poster or video (or both).

  • In “Research” category, in addition to the poster or video, a related approval document (a picture of the research paper in the publishing journal, the related contract, or the certificate of approval from the employer, etc) must be uploaded. The document may be in any language.
  • In “New idea, new world” category, poster or video is optional, but there is a great emphasis on explaining the idea accurately and completely (step 4 in registration). Obviously, an accurate and complete explanation alongside a vivid poster or video entails more privileges.
How can we travel to Iran? 1396-7-26 09:28:54 +03:30

The list of the Iranian and international airlines fly in and out of Iran have been provided in the official website of the Festival of Harkat under the Accommodation and Travel icon.