RIYADH: The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, an affiliate of the University of Oxford, is planning to organize the Saudi-funded Scientific Chairs 3rd Forum.
The forum will be held in cooperation with the King Salman Center for the Arab Peninsula History and Civilizations Studies, an affiliate of the Riyadh-based King Saud University (KSU). Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Sibaiee, supervisor of the King Salman Center for the Arab Peninsula History and Civilizations Studies, said his organization had received an offer from Oxford University to host the forum.
He said the offer came after the previous forum, which was successfully held at the KSU with the attendance of 22 chairs and centers from renowned US, European and Asian universities.
Oxford is interested in hosting the forum because it is convinced of the importance of such scientific events in the documentation of historical information, Al-Sibaiee added. He added: “It’s also in recognition of the KSU’s scientific status, and the exchange of experience with scientific incubators in the world.”
Al-Sibaiee pointed out that the request of Oxford to establish this scientific forum confirms the positive results that attracted the attention of scientists during the first and second meetings organized by the KSU. It is also a recognition of the “prominent role played by the Kingdom in support of scientific incubators wherever they exist.” The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies was established in 1985 to provide a meeting point between Islamic and Western learning. Through good scholarship, it promotes a more informed understanding of Islam, its culture and civilization and commitment to the advancement of academic excellence in teaching as well as in research.