As an International organization, the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) has been, since it was launched in 1986, establishing a foot-print as an international academy of sciences that serves the 57 member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as well as OIC communities and scientists and technologists worldwide.

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  • President Obama honors nation’s top scientists and innovators October 8, 2014


    President Obama announced today that UCSF biochemist Bruce Alberts, PhD, is one of nine scientists to be awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest U.S. honor for scientific achievement.

    “These scholars and innovators have expanded our understanding of the world, made invaluable contributions to their fields, and helped improve countless lives,” President Obama said. “Our nation has been enriched by their achievements, and by ...

  • Chinese award for Dr Atta-ur-Rahman FIAS October 8, 2014


    Prof. Atta-Ur-Rahman


    Former chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Professor Atta-ur-Rahman FIAS will be conferred on the ‘Friendship Award of China’ in Beijing on September 29.

    The award is the People’s Republic of China’s highest national award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress. The formal award giving ceremony will be held in Beijing on September 29.

    The award is being given for the tremendous ...

  • Prince El Hassan Meets with His Holiness Pope Francis September 7, 2014


    Vatican, Sep.6 (Petra)- His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal stressed the need for nations to come together for a common cause in the name of human dignity.

    During a visit of the Prince to the Vatican, His Holiness Pope Francis conveyed his concern at the growing inequality between the rich and the poor and expressed sadness that we are living in a world that cares more about money ...

  • At the Conclusion of the 41st Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Minister Jeddah Declaration: Welcomes the Establishment of a Ministerial Group on Al-Quds and Decides on Headquarters for the Human Rights Commission June 23, 2014

    Date: 19/06/2014 - 
    At the conclusion of its 41st Session held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 18 -19, June 2014, the OIC Council of Foreign Minister has declared its determination to advanced the OIC and boost its efficiency, and to support the efforts of its Secretary General, Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, to continue with Organization’s structural reform and refining of its structures in all fields.

    The Foreign Ministers welcomed, through their ...

  • HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan Laureate Freedom of Worship Award 2014 June 5, 2014




    Throughout his life, HRH has been dedicated to the improvement of mutual understanding between the Islamic and Western worlds, and enhancing dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews. He has initiated, founded and is actively involved in a number of Jordanian and international institutes and committees which promote interreligious dialogue and human dignity. HRH co-chaired the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues and is currently Chairman of the Royal Institute ...

  • Prof. Munir Nayfeh FIAS visites IAS Headquarters in Amman, Jordan, 29 May 2014 May 29, 2014

    IAS Director General receives Prof. Munir Nayfeh FIAS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig





  • HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal receives Four Freedoms Award Freedom of Worship Medal May 27, 2014



    News source:
    Majlis El Hassan

    HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal on Saturday was presented with the Roosevelt Foundation Four Freedoms Award Freedom of Worship Medal in Middleburg in the south-west of the Netherlands.

    The Medal was presented to HRH by James Roosevelt Jr., grandson of President Roosevelt, in recognition of his longstanding commitment to the improvement of mutual understanding between the Islamic and Western worlds, and enhancing ...

  • IAS Ibrahim Memorial Award 2015 May 27, 2014

    Ibrahim Memorial Award

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