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Islam Analysis (20): Knowledge economies remain elusive
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Islam Analysis (20): Knowledge economies remain elusive

May 18th, 2012 | by MuslimScience
By:Athar Osama Published on SciDev.Net on 18 May 2012 Building a knowledge society in the Islamic World requires structural change — not fads and symbolism, argues Athar Osama. Last month, a special report by The Economist magazine announced the dawn of the third industrial... Read More
Look to West for Knowledge
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Look to West for Knowledge

March 20th, 2012 | by MuslimScience
By Zakri Abdul Hamid Islamic nations should go all out to create conditions that foster academic pursuit in science and technology There was a time when budding Western scholars travelled long distances to the then epicentre of science and technology — the Islamic world that... Read More
SciDev.Net: Egypt’s Scientists Savour Post Revolution Year
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SciDev.Net: Egypt’s Scientists Savour Post Revolution Year

January 26th, 2012 | by MuslimScience
By: Hazem Badr Published on SciDev.Net on 18 January 2012 There has been a surge in public interest in science as the route to recovery Scientists have been reflecting on the astonishing gains that the Egyptian revolution has delivered them, as the first anniversary... Read More
Islam Analysis (15): Money can’t buy quality research
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Islam Analysis (15): Money can’t buy quality research

January 26th, 2012 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published on SciDev.Net on 12 January 2012 Some Muslim countries’ powerful financial incentives to make quick progress in research could backfire, cautions Athar Osama. Over a decade ago, several governments in the Islamic world woke up from decades of... Read More
Islam Analysis (14): Planting seeds for a scientific revolution
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Islam Analysis (14): Planting seeds for a scientific revolution

December 19th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published on SciDev.Net on 15 December 2011 Arab Spring revolutionaries turning to governance must adopt knowledge and innovation as barometers for progress, says Athar Osama. As revolutions swept countries and shook governments across the Middle East and North... Read More
Making Malaysia’s Third Science Policy Work
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Making Malaysia’s Third Science Policy Work

December 9th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Tan Sri Omar Abdul Rahman The government’s science and technology (S&T) apparatus is now in active consultations to formulate the third national S&T policy (NSTP3) and I have been involved in some and benefitted from them. In an earlier article (NST 9/7/11), I had... Read More
Islam Analysis (13): Academies must evolve to face the future
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Islam Analysis (13): Academies must evolve to face the future

November 11th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published on SciDev.Net on 10 November 2011 The Islamic World Academy of Sciences has been challenged to build bridges. The hardest may be between disciplines, says Athar Osama. The Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) was established in 1986 as the Academy... Read More
Misguided priorities of academics – The case of Pakistan.
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Misguided priorities of academics – The case of Pakistan.

November 6th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By Murtaza Haider, Published at Dawn.Com on November 2, 2011 A recent public opinion poll revealed that the top-most research priority areas identified by Pakistanis included Chemistry, Urdu literature, Islamic studies, Arabic, Botany and Zoology. Those who responded to the... Read More
Perspectives: Building bridges—Towards a new science partnership between Europe and MENA
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Perspectives: Building bridges—Towards a new science partnership between Europe and MENA

October 5th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Frank Lehner Published in Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy on 30 August 2011. The idea of generating solar energy on a large scale in the sun-intensive countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to satisfy their own increasing energy demand and... Read More
Pakistan puts science back on its development agenda
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Pakistan puts science back on its development agenda

October 5th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: A. A. Khan Published on 29 September 2011 at SciDev.Net The ten-year science roadmap was presented to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani In a major policy shift, Pakistan’s government has declared science and innovation as a “central pillar of socio-economic... Read More