A fond farewell
31 January 2012. Daniel Schaffer, TWAS’s Public Information Officer, is retiring. In his concluding article for the ‘TWAS Newsletter’, he speaks about having been witness to the historic changes in scientific capacity taking place in the developing world over the past 15 years.
The late Prof. Mahmoud Hafez FIAS (Egypt ) It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan; announce the passing away of the eminent Egyptian scientist: Prof. Mahmoud Hafez, Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, and President of the Academy of the Arab Language, Egypt.
Prof. Hafez passed away in Cairo on Friday 25 December 2011. He was 100
The late Prof. Mazhar Mahmood Qurashi FIAS (Pakistan ) It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan; announce the passing away of the eminent Pakistani scientist: Prof. Mazhar Mahmood Qurahsi, Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Qurashi passed away in Islamabad on Monday 21 November 2011. He was 86.
Natural Environment and Culture in the Mediterranean Region II Edited by Recep Efe, Munir Ozturk and Ibrahim Atalay. The Mediterranean Basin is the largest of the five Mediterranean-climate regions, and one of the largest archipelagos in the world. The basin is located at the intersection of two major landmasses, Eurasia and Africa; and has around five thousand islands, which contribute much to its high diversity and spectacular scenery.
Amid army crackdown, Egypt’s richest library set on fire A fire that engulfed the building of the historic Egyptian Scientific Institute on Saturday morning has been extinguished. The extent of the damage has not yet been determined.
Conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences in Doha Last week, the Qatari capital Doha hosted the 18th Conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS). This year’s theme is “The Islamic World and the West: Rebuilding bridges through science and technology”.