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Profiles in Leadership (2): Mohammed A. Hassan on TWAS, South – South Cooperation, and Abdus Salam
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Profiles in Leadership (2): Mohammed A. Hassan on TWAS, South – South Cooperation, and Abdus Salam

February 16th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Dr. Athar Osama Muslim-Science.Com talked with Dr. Mohammed H. A. Hassan, the outgoing Executive Director of The Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS). While Dr. Hassan hopes to continue to remain engaged with...
Islam Analysis (5): S&T ministerial body needs a revival
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Islam Analysis (5): S&T ministerial body needs a revival

February 9th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By Athar Osama 9 February 2011 | EN Islamic nations’ ministerial committee on S&T cooperation must refocus on policy leadership or risk losing relevance, says Athar Osama. Last month, 22 ministers of science, technology...
Egyptian Universities: Toward a Hopeful Future
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Egyptian Universities: Toward a Hopeful Future

February 1st, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By Ahmed Sultan-Salem Assistant Professor – Alexandria University, Egypt Published on OnIslam.Com on 22 February 2011 Politicians and financial elite in Egypt don’t seem to understand the importance of science and...
Islam Analysis (4): Science Vision 1441 needs a champion
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Islam Analysis (4): Science Vision 1441 needs a champion

January 11th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
Athar Osama 11 January 2011 | EN Islamic nations must regroup to put faltering science strategy back on track, says policy advisor Athar Osama. Seven years ago, a conference of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), held...
(Re-)Designing Pakistan’s National ICT R&D Fund
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(Re-)Designing Pakistan’s National ICT R&D Fund

January 9th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Dr. Athar Osama Of late, the National ICT R&D Fund has been in the news a lot and its performance (or lack of it) over the last several years has been a source of much concern for IT professionals and informed citizens...
Profiles in Leadership (1): Dr. Mohammed ibn Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel on KACST, NSTP, and Measuring the Benefits of Science
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Profiles in Leadership (1): Dr. Mohammed ibn Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel on KACST, NSTP, and Measuring the Benefits of Science

January 3rd, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Dr. Athar Osama Muslim-Science.Com met with Dr. Mohammed ibn Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel at his offices at King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) – Saudi Arabia’s equivalent of the Ministry of Science and...
Islam Analysis (3): Science reforms need to show results
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Islam Analysis (3): Science reforms need to show results

December 30th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By Athar Osama Published in SciDev.Net on 3 December 2010 | EN Reforms of science and higher education must deliver results to gain support of society, says science policy specialist Athar Osama. Excellence in higher education...
Islam Analysis (2): Will the US deliver on its promises?
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Islam Analysis (2): Will the US deliver on its promises?

December 30th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama 13 October 2010 | EN President Obama’s offer of scientific collaboration with the Muslim World has a long way to go, says Athar Osama. When US President Barrack Obama spoke at Cairo University in June 2009,...
Islam Analysis (1): Promoting Scientific Collaboration
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Islam Analysis (1): Promoting Scientific Collaboration

December 30th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama 7 September 2010 | EN Scientific cooperation in the Islamic world needs more than secure funding — a compelling set of projects is also essential, says Athar Osama. Scientific cooperation between Islamic...
Nature Article on Pakistan’s Higher Education Reform Experiment
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Nature Article on Pakistan’s Higher Education Reform Experiment

January 16th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama, Adil Najam, Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Zulfikar Gilani and Christopher King Published in Nature on Sept 3, 2009 In 2002, Pakistan began an ambitious overhaul of its higher-education system. The successes and failures...