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Islam Analysis (16): Specialist R&D funds need rethink
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Islam Analysis (16): Specialist R&D funds need rethink

April 11th, 2012 | by MuslimScience
By:Athar Osama Specialist R&D funds levied on business must build organisations that offer short-term benefits through a clear strategy, says Athar Osama. Just under a decade ago countries in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) signed a science vision 1441 (which... Read More
SciDev.Net: Princess Sumaya on Science after the Arab Spring
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SciDev.Net: Princess Sumaya on Science after the Arab Spring

January 26th, 2012 | by MuslimScience
By: Mićo Tatalović Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan talks to SciDev.Net about hopes for science in the Middle East, science diplomacy and the role of women scientists. Members of royal families around the world often express support for science, but Princess Sumaya... Read More
Islam Analysis (12): MENA Solar energy project must be more open
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Islam Analysis (12): MENA Solar energy project must be more open

October 18th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published in SciDev.Net on 13 October 2011 Desertec, an ambitious solar power project in the Middle East and Africa, should be more transparent and participatory, argues Athar Osama. Desertec is the largest solar power project ever conceived. It is designed to... Read More
Islam Analysis(11): Change course on collaboration
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Islam Analysis(11): Change course on collaboration

September 26th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published on 16 September 2011 in SciDev.Net Plans for science collaboration in the Muslim world aren’t working and need a major revamp, says Athar Osama. As SciDev.Net’s Islam Analysis reaches its first year of publication, it is a good time to... Read More
Islam Analysis(10): Give science a social contract
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Islam Analysis(10): Give science a social contract

September 6th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama Published at SciDev.Net on 11 August 2011 Ambitious plans for a ‘desert development corridor’ in Egypt could provide a concrete example of the social value of science, says Athar Osama. Last month, the journal Science published a supplement called... Read More
Perspectives: Egypt needs science powered by people, not big projects
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Perspectives: Egypt needs science powered by people, not big projects

July 28th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Austin Dacey Published on 21 July 2011 in SciDev.Net Egypt’s ‘science city’ will not build a science culture without its people empowered by academic experience abroad, argues Austin Dacey. There was a big day for ‘big science’ in Egypt last... Read More
Profiles in Leadership (4): Dr Farouk El-Baz on Apollo Programme, Egyptian Science, and Desert Development Corridor
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Profiles in Leadership (4): Dr Farouk El-Baz on Apollo Programme, Egyptian Science, and Desert Development Corridor

July 19th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Dr. Athar Osama Muslim-Science.Com talked with Dr. Farouk El-Baz – a celebrated Egyptian scientist, former Science Advisor to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and currently the Director of Boston University’s Centre for Remote Sensing – about his contribution to Apollo... Read More
Muslim Nobel Laureate Says Islam not against Science
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Muslim Nobel Laureate Says Islam not against Science

June 30th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
Published at: World Conference for Science Journalists 2011 A famed Egyptian-born scientist has challenged journalists in the Arab world to dispel what he called a widespread and biased idea that Islam is anti-science. Dr Ahmed Zewail, a 1999 Nobel laureate in chemistry, was... Read More
Belief in Dialogue: Science, Culture, and Modernity
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Belief in Dialogue: Science, Culture, and Modernity

June 30th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Ekmeludin Ihsanoglu, The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Excerpts from a Speech delivered American University of Sharjah The subject of Science and the faith, particularly the Islamic faith, has been close to my own academic interests for... Read More
Does Islam Stand Against Science?
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Does Islam Stand Against Science?

June 30th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Steve Paulson Published in Chronicle of Higher Education on June 19, 2011 We may think the charged relationship between science and religion is mainly a problem for Christian fundamentalists, but modern science is also under fire in the Muslim world. Islamic creationist... Read More