Seminars and Conferences

The IAS Conferences represent open fora at which experts meet and discuss a particular topic, with the aim of arriving at a common understanding of that topic and formulating core policies that can help developing countries overcome their development difficulties.

The Conferences are also intended to be educational for participants, and focal points through which specialized organizations can forge long-term co-operation links.

The IAS has organized the following conferences so far:

  • 1987 Food Security in the Muslim World, Amman, Jordan.

  • 1988 Science and Technology Policies for Self-Reliance in the Muslim World, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • 1989 New Technologies and the Development of the Muslim World, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

  • 1990 Technology Transfer for Development in the Muslim World, Antalya, Turkey.

  • 1991 Science and Technology Manpower for Development in the Islamic World, Amman, Jordan.

  • 1992 Environment and Development in the Islamic World, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • 1993 Health, Nutrition and Development in the Islamic World, Dakar, Senegal.

  • 1994 Water in the Islamic World: An Imminent Crisis, Khartoum, Sudan.

  • 1999 Science and Technology Education for Development in the Islamic World, Tehran, Iran.

  • 2000 Information Technology for Development in the Islamic World, Tunis, Tunisia.

  • 2001 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering for Development in the Islamic World, Rabat, Morocco.

  • 2002 Materials Science and Technology and Culture of Science, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • 2003 Energy for Sustainable Development and Science for the Future of the Islamic World and Humanity, Kuching/ Sarawak, Malaysia.

  • 2005 Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic Development of OIC-Member Countries: Towards Vision 1441, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • 2006 Higher Education Excellence for Development in the Islamic World, Ankara, Turkey.

  • 2008 Science and Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in the Islamic World: Policies and Politics Rapprochement, Kazan, Tatarstan (Russia).

  • 2009 Towards the Knowledge Society in the Islamic World: Knowledge Production, Application and Dissemination, Selangor, Malaysia.

  • 2010 Knowledge Society for the Innovation Economy, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

  • 2011 The Islamic World and the West: Rebuilding Bridges through Science and Technology, Doha, Qatar. 

  • 2012 Science and Technology in Kazakhstan and the Islamic World, Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • 2013 Achieving Socioeconomic Development in the Islamic World through Science, Technology and Innovation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.               

  • 2015  Science, Technology and Innovation: Building Humanity’s Common Future, Tehran, Iran. 

  • 2016  International Seminar on Islamic Perspectives on Science’s Big Questions, Amman, Jordan.

  • 2017 Science, Technology and Innovation for Global Peace and Prosperity, Konya, Turkey.

  • 2020 Landscape of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Islamic Countries.

  • 2020-2021 Series of webinars on Agriculture Production and Food Security under COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • 2021Training program on: Characterizing and Assessing Research Quality for Scaling the Impact for Innovation and Development.

  • 2021Biodiversity Conference.

  • Series of Webinars on Nanotechnology, (May-August 2021).

  • 2022 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Under Ever Changing Global Events, Rabat, Morocco.

  • 2023 Challenges to Promote Science & Technology for Socio-Economic Development in OIC Countries, Karachi, Pakistan.