Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in the Islamic World: Policies and Politics Rapprochement.
Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr Mintimer Shaimiev, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) convened its 16th Conference in Kazan, the capital of the autonomous Republic of Tatarstan in the Russian Federation, from 25-28 August 2008. The conference addressed the theme of Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in the Islamic World: Politics and Policies Rapprochement.
Organized at the Kazan Korston Hotel, the conference was an open international scientific activity in which over 130 participants representing over 25 countries participated. Among the participants were the representatives of over 20 academies of sciences from around the world including the American, French and Russian academies of sciences; as well as the majority of academies of sciences in the OIC.
Alongside the conference, the IAS and the UNESCO organised a special symposium at Kazan State University on the ‘History of Islamic Science, Technology and Innovation.’
The 17th Meeting of the General Assembly of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences as well as the 32nd and 33rd Meetings of the IAS Council were also arranged in conjunction with the conference.