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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
Editorial: Malaysia – Escape Velocity
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Editorial: Malaysia – Escape Velocity

August 1st, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Editor, Muslim-Science.Com Muslim-Science.Com’s first Special Country Spotlight on Malaysian Science and Innovation is here. This is the first in a series of Country Spotlights – with Pakistan to follow later this year and Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar planned for... Read More
Islamic countries need broader vision for development
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Islamic countries need broader vision for development

July 31st, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Syeda Tanveer Kausar Naim and Ali Shah Published on SciDev.Net on 13 April 2011 | EN Islamic nations must reshape Vision 1441 and promote innovation to create knowledge economies, say Syeda Tanveer Kausar Naim and Ali Shah. The 14th General Assembly of the Organisation... Read More
Islam Analysis (9): Muslim countries need a ‘forward bloc’
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Islam Analysis (9): Muslim countries need a ‘forward bloc’

July 15th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published on 15 July 2011 in SciDev.Net   Islamic nations should form a ‘forward bloc’ united by a vision of science for development to reverse a poor record of collaboration, argues Athar Osama.   For many years, science leaders at the... Read More
Islam Analysis (8): Share knowledge with informal networks
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Islam Analysis (8): Share knowledge with informal networks

June 17th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
A diplomatic silence or conference fatigue may not be unique to OIC member countries. But what aggravates matters in the Islamic World is that alternate fora to promote a culture of open, vigorous, and critical debate are weak, at best...The Islamic world needs new mechanisms... Read More
Profiles in Leadership (3): Atta ur Rahman on HEJ, HEC, and OIC Science Cooperation
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Profiles in Leadership (3): Atta ur Rahman on HEJ, HEC, and OIC Science Cooperation

April 9th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Dr. Athar Osama Muslim-Science.Com talked with Dr. Atta ur Rahman, the Coordinator General of OIC Standing Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation (COMSTECH), and the  former Minister of Science and Technology and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission of... Read More
Perspectives: International Science Collaboration with the Middle East and North Africa
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Perspectives: International Science Collaboration with the Middle East and North Africa

April 7th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By:  Dr. Farouk El-Baz Published in ScienceProgress.org on Monday, March 28th, 2011 Science Diplomacy: Science and Technology Attaches Can Help Deepen Ties and Promote Stability This is the second in our series of contributions on the topic of science diplomacy. Dr. Farouk... Read More
Perspectives: Now is the time for science diplomacy in the Arab world
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Perspectives: Now is the time for science diplomacy in the Arab world

March 1st, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: David Dickson, Editor – SciDev.Net Published at: SciDev.Net on 25 February 2011 Science cannot resolve political conflict. But scientific cooperation can have a key role in maximising post-conflict opportunities. In his annual State of the Union address, delivered in... Read More
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 TWAS, his retirement is an end of an era... Read More
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 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, approved a 17-year... Read More