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SciDev.Net: All change for science in the OIC
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SciDev.Net: All change for science in the OIC

October 12th, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Wagdy Sawahel and Ehsan Masood The Organization of the Islamic Conference is reforming its science programme. But will change lead to better science? Wagdy Sawahel and Ehsan Masood report “Together, we comprise one...
SciDev.Net: Science and the Islamic World
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SciDev.Net: Science and the Islamic World

October 10th, 2007 | by MuslimScience
The Golden Age of Islam came to a halt in the thirteenth century with the Mongol invasion of much of Asia and Middle East. Since then, the lands that constitute the Muslim world have failed to regain their lost momentum for...
Expatriate Researchers: Will They Return & Stay?
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Expatriate Researchers: Will They Return & Stay?

October 2nd, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Over the last several years of the current government, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has funded thousands of scholarships and fellowships for Pakistanis to do PhD and Post-Doctoral work both...
Change in the Air: Science in the Muslim World
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Change in the Air: Science in the Muslim World

September 30th, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Ehsan Masood Published in SciDev.Net on 23 March 2006 The Islamic world’s scientific agency is on a path to reform. Ehsan Masood assesses the obstacles on the road ahead. Across the Muslim world, the controversy over...
Ibn Khaldun on the Fate of Islamic Science after the 11th Century
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Ibn Khaldun on the Fate of Islamic Science after the 11th Century

September 30th, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Mohamad Abdalla Published at: The Free Library (here) Recent studies in the history of Islamic science illustrate that Islam’s contributions were richer and more profound than was previously thought. In their attempt to...
Muslim Science must join the 21st Century
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Muslim Science must join the 21st Century

September 20th, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published in SciDev.Net (on 3 November 2006) A study of scientific research in the Muslim world shows that it lags far behind the rest of the world, but there are encouraging signs of improvement, says Athar...
Is There Such a Thing as Islamic Science?
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Is There Such a Thing as Islamic Science?

September 2nd, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By Golareh Habibi In Science Creative Quarterly At present, when many think of the Middle East, the first word that comes to mind is oil, following close after unfortunately is war. However, the Middle East has a rich history in...
Promoting Scientific Innovation in the Muslim World
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Promoting Scientific Innovation in the Muslim World

September 2nd, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published in DinarStandard.com Scientific and technological research and innovation is not among the qualities that one may attribute to the countries in the Muslim World. Having missed the dawn of scientific age...
Creating Economic Clusters in the Muslim World
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Creating Economic Clusters in the Muslim World

September 1st, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published in DinarStandard.com, July 2006 In the 1980s and 1990s, Silicon Valley propelled the world into the computer and internet age and, in the process, captivated the world’s imagination as a model region...
Islamic World Faces Intellectual Stagnation
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Islamic World Faces Intellectual Stagnation

August 2nd, 2007 | by MuslimScience
By: Riaz Hassan The Jakarta Post (Published on November 4, 2006) Is the Islamic world intellectually stagnating? One way to answer this is to ask how many world-class universities there are in Muslim countries. Riaz Hassan...