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University Rankings: To The Bottom of the List
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University Rankings: To The Bottom of the List

December 7th, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By: Hammad Ahmed Khan In Malaysia, national newspapers displayed shock and alarm when the University of Malaya’s ‘plummeted in position’ from 180 to 207, lamenting the University’s ‘dropping out of the top 200.’ While there are over 15,000 Higher Education... Read More
Nature Article on Pakistan’s Higher Education Reform Experiment
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Nature Article on Pakistan’s Higher Education Reform Experiment

December 7th, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By Adil Najam Published in Muslim-Science.Com on January 16, 2010 In 2002, Pakistan began an ambitious overhaul of its higher-education system. The successes and failures of the experience hold lessons for other countries, say Athar Osama and co-authors. After decades of... Read More
Islamic Bioethics in the Twenty-First Century
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Islamic Bioethics in the Twenty-First Century

November 1st, 2014 | by MuslimScience
by Mohammed Ghaly Islamic bioethics is in good health, this article argues. During the twentieth century, academic researchers had to deal with a number of difficulties including the scarcity of available Islamic sources. However,the twenty-first century witnessed significant... Read More
Space exploration programs in Muslim countries: past, present and future
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Space exploration programs in Muslim countries: past, present and future

October 1st, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By Dr. Parandis Tajbaksh Since the dawn of humanity, mankind has embarked on a journey of exploration. With the advances in technology, the dream of exploring remote landscapes became a reality and our sense of curiosity turned into the driving force to conquer space. The... Read More
Arab Space Programs Slowly Coming of Age
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Arab Space Programs Slowly Coming of Age

October 1st, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By Nidhal Guessoum Fruits of the Past & Present On July 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ leadership announced the creation of a UAE space agency and an unmanned mission to Mars by 2021, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the country. It was... Read More
Report: Water Challenges and Cooperative Response in the ME&NA
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Report: Water Challenges and Cooperative Response in the ME&NA

August 2nd, 2014 | by MuslimScience
Demographic trends, rapid urbanization, political uncertainty, and shifting climate patterns are collectively pushing the MENA region into uncharted territory for water resource management. The increasing competition for water resources in the face of significant population... Read More
Obama’s visit marks ‘new beginning’
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Obama’s visit marks ‘new beginning’

May 1st, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By Datuk Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid   UNITED States President Barack Obama’s visit this weekend is testimony to the friendship he shares with our prime minister and marks the first hospitality extended by Malaysia to America’s chief executive since Lyndon B. Johnson... Read More
Charting Malaysia’s path for the future, through science and innovation
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Charting Malaysia’s path for the future, through science and innovation

February 18th, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By Zakri Abdul Hamid – Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia For Malaysia, the past three decades have been a period of rapid and sustained growth. Measuring growth with the traditional Gross Domestic Product yardstick, Malaysia’s economy has increased more... Read More
Perspectives: Dare Mighty Things
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Perspectives: Dare Mighty Things

January 13th, 2014 | by MuslimScience
By: Alex Dehgan, former Science Advisor to Administrator of USAID. Dear Colleagues, December 13th will be my last day as the Chief Scientist for US Agency for International Development, and the end of nearly ten years of service of applying science in furtherance of US... Read More
Does the Arab world (not) need basic science?
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Does the Arab world (not) need basic science?

May 23rd, 2013 | by MuslimScience
Commentary The Arab world cannot afford to ignore curiousity-driven basic research in favour of applied research, if the different states hope to produce an enlightened science culture at home. Nidhal Guessoum When the British physicist J. J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in 1906... Read More