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Islam and Science – The Troubled Relationship
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Islam and Science – The Troubled Relationship

June 30th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Ziauddin Sardar Lecture at the Royal Society, 2007 At the end of the tenth century, a brilliant scientist left his home town of Basra to pursue an ambitious project in Egypt. He’d noticed how, seasonally, the river Nile flooded large parts of the delta.... Read More
Science and the Islamic World – The Quest for a Reproachment
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Science and the Islamic World – The Quest for a Reproachment

June 29th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Pervez Hoodbhoy Published in Physics Today (August, 2007) “If Muslim societies are to develop technology instead of just using it, the ruthlessly competitive global marketplace will insist on not only high skill levels but also intense social work habits. The latter... Read More
Petrodollar Science
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Petrodollar Science

June 20th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Waleed Al-Shobakky Published in The New Atlantis, Fall 2008 Oil executives are rarely assigned to establish universities. But when the unlikely call arrives, some hardly pause to ponder the unconventionality of the assignment. So, only five minutes into the meeting that... Read More
Egypt Announces Zewail Science City Plans
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Egypt Announces Zewail Science City Plans

June 17th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By: Editors, Muslim-Science.Com Nature Middle East on its blog titled “House of Wisdom” reports in a post titled Zewail City of Science and Technology: “The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced plans to build the “Zewail... Read More
Launching Muslim-Science.Com
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Launching Muslim-Science.Com

June 5th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
Dear Colleagues and Friends: Greetings! I hope this finds you in the best of health and spirits. As some of you may know, I write Islam Analysis – the first and only regular column on Science in the Islamic World for a mainstream western science... Read More
Islam Analysis (5): S&T ministerial body needs a revival
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Islam Analysis (5): S&T ministerial body needs a revival

February 9th, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By Athar Osama 9 February 2011 | EN Islamic nations’ ministerial committee on S&T cooperation must refocus on policy leadership or risk losing relevance, says Athar Osama. Last month, 22 ministers of science, technology and innovation met in Pakistan’s capital,... Read More
Egyptian Universities: Toward a Hopeful Future
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Egyptian Universities: Toward a Hopeful Future

February 1st, 2011 | by MuslimScience
By Ahmed Sultan-Salem Assistant Professor – Alexandria University, Egypt Published on OnIslam.Com on 22 February 2011 Politicians and financial elite in Egypt don’t seem to understand the importance of science and education. Universities are social institutions that... Read More
Islam Analysis (3): Science reforms need to show results
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Islam Analysis (3): Science reforms need to show results

December 30th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By Athar Osama Published in SciDev.Net on 3 December 2010 | EN Reforms of science and higher education must deliver results to gain support of society, says science policy specialist Athar Osama. Excellence in higher education and scientific research is not generally attributed... Read More
Islam Analysis (2): Will the US deliver on its promises?
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Islam Analysis (2): Will the US deliver on its promises?

December 30th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama 13 October 2010 | EN President Obama’s offer of scientific collaboration with the Muslim World has a long way to go, says Athar Osama. When US President Barrack Obama spoke at Cairo University in June 2009, Muslims around the world listened intently.... Read More
Islam Analysis (1): Promoting Scientific Collaboration
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Islam Analysis (1): Promoting Scientific Collaboration

December 30th, 2010 | by MuslimScience
By: Athar Osama 7 September 2010 | EN Scientific cooperation in the Islamic world needs more than secure funding — a compelling set of projects is also essential, says Athar Osama. Scientific cooperation between Islamic countries has a lacklustre record, marked by a shortage... Read More