About us


 SASTIW History 

The first International Congress on "The Advancement of Science and Technology in the Islamic World" was held in Tehran in 1993. Since then the permanent Secretariat for the Advancement of Science and Technology was established at the University of Tehran by the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS), Iran's Academy of Science and The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. In October 2003, the missions and structure of SASTIW were clearly defined by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology and in 2006; SASTIW's amended bylaw was approved by the Cabinet. At present, SASTIW board of directors operates from the Faculty of World Studies and the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Tehran and Professor Dr. Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi is the secretary general of SASTIW.

 Aims and Objectives

SASTIW seeks to advance science and innovation as well as scientific cooperation throughout the Islamic world. To fulfill this mission, SASTIW has set the following goals:

1. Establishing and strengthening the cooperation between scientific centers and research institutes in the Islamic world to advance scientific empowerment at regional as well as international levels

2. Promoting scientific cooperation between the distinguished scholars and academicians of the Islamic world for the exchange of information, ideas and scientific findings.

3. Encouraging and supporting educational and research activities by Muslim scholars, young researchers and women in the Islamic world.

4. Enhancement and facilitation of technology transfer and offering researchers opportunities to share research progress and findings.

5. Collection and provision of the necessary resources and research studies aimed at introducing and fostering Islamic culture, civilization and history, as well as the philosophy of science in Islam.

6.  Holding international conferences.

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