Science in Middle East
Scientific and technical advancements have often allowed foreign powers to meddle in the Middle Eastern economies over the ages and jeopardize the security of the region's less developed nations.
Science and technology advanced far more rapidly in the Islamic world than in the West after the birth of Islam in the seventh century. Muslim sultans sponsored the translation of Greek philosophy and science before fostering further investigation in a variety of disciplines, including as physics, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, pharmacology, and other health-related professions. A significant amount of the information created by Muslims and passed on to Europeans helped them escape the Dark Ages and enter the Renaissance.
Up to the sixteenth century, the Arab world was interconnected by a special commerce and transportation system that brought together its sizable population dispersed across broad land and sea regions. The system supported commerce with Europe, supported the economies of each Arab nation, and provided input into the different global trading networks.
Even while nowadays Middle Eastern research struggles to be recognized internationally, recent hopeful trends in scientific production indicate that something is beginning to change. The benefits of several Middle Eastern research institutes and institutions as well as the institutional and cultural adjustments necessary to support the scientific revival of the Arab world are examined in this conference.