Islamic World Academy Of Sciences
The Islamic Academy of Sciences (IAS) is a non-profit organisation of distinguished scientists and technologists dedicated to the promotion of science and technology in the Muslim world.
Sound scientific knowledge is fundamental to addressing critical issues such as economic transformation and globalization, reduction of poverty, hunger, disease, and the sustainable use of natural resources – facing the world today. National, regional and international science academies can marshal the world's best scientists to provide expert knowledge and advice to international bodies, such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations, which are charged with addressing these issues. They can, more importantly, also engage decision-makers at the national level.
In response to the need for an international organisation that can play such a role and cater for the needs of the Islamic scientific community, the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) came into being in 1986.
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