SHARJAH: H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), today attended the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science, being convened at the UoS’ library building, simultaneously with the 11th Conference on Space Sciences and Astronomy.
Themed, “The impact of early Arab and Muslim scholars on recent scientific and technological advances,” the 2nd International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science, is organised by the UoS jointly with the Arab Union of Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of this year’s scientific and cultural activities of the City of Sharjah, designated as “The Cultural Capital of the Muslim World, 2014.” Chancellor of the UoS, Dr. Humaid Majol Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Conference and Chairman of the Arab Union of Astronomy and Space Sciences, thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for sponsoring the two conferences, adding that the UoS since its inception has made science and scientific research an essential part of its academic programme in terms of content and humanitarian heritage.
The Conference aims to foster communication between scientists and researchers interested in the history of science, and to reflect the impact of Muslim scholars on the progress of civilisations and their scientific aspects.
It hosts a galaxy of scientists of different nationalities and religions who have a lot of books and research studies to their credit, and which highlight the role of Muslim and Arab scholars in the scientific and technological progress in the world today.