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Task Force seeks reform at Muslim World Universities

January 22nd, 2015 | by MuslimScience
Task Force seeks reform at Muslim World Universities
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By Dyna Rochmyaningsih for SciDev.Net and Nature

A task force of 11 experts on science research in Muslim Nations is seeking to jump-start a discussion on how to reform science education in universities throughout the Muslim world.

The Task Force on Science at Universities in the Muslim World met for the first time on 16 December in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

At the meeting, task force chair Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, science Advisor to Malaysia’s prime minister, said that science and technology in the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has generally lagged behind other parts of the world.

“We are being left behind in the mastery of science, technology, engineering, mathematics — and reforming science education is the way to alleviate the situation,” he said.

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Task Force Seeks Reform at Muslim World Universities