The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held yesterday a videoconference with the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) to examine future cooperation between the Organization and IIUM in sciences and scientific research.
Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head of the Science and Technology Sector, and several other Sector officials represented ICESCO, while Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf, Deputy Rector and Dean of the Research Management Centre at the University, represented IIUM.
During the meeting, Dr. Raheel Qamar reviewed the vision and strategy of ICESCO’s Science and Technology Sector, and highlighted its future activities and programs, noting that the Organization adopts an approach based on openness to and cooperation and partnerships with universities, given their pioneering role in developing societies.
Dr. Asraf reiterated IIUM’s interest in cooperating with ICESCO, especially in organizing workshops and training courses in the scientific and research fields.
The two parties agreed to organize an international training workshop on writing scientific articles and developing patents, to be held over two days during December, in addition to other capacity-building activities.
The two parties also agreed to hold another meeting between their respective representatives and officials to explore mechanisms for joint cooperation and identify the roles of each party.