December 11, 2010

IAB - IAS International Symposium 2010 - Promote Selangor As A Hub of Education

Shah Alam, 2nd Muharram = 8th December (Wednesday):

The Symposium invitation attracted me to attend just to know what is the IAB-IAS. Reading the booklet just I know that International Academy of Biology (IAB) and Islamic Academy of Sciences (IAS) that two academies are working together with Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) in organizing International Symposium 2010 with a theme of Integrating Education, Research, and Innovation for sustainability of Knowledge Society. This is the second year after the first symposium held at the same venue – Shah Alam last year.

In fact the International Academy of Sciences and International Academy of Biology (IIALSB) is an initiative developed by Selangor State Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia with Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Islamic Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). Standing Committee for Science and Technology (COMSTECH) as international partners and IIALSB is managed by Universiti Industri Selangor. The objective of the symposium despite the academic and intellectual discourse but to promote Selangor as `A Hub of Education.`

The symposium focus is to examine the effects of the advances of research and innovation on education and curriculum for human resources development. It hopes to attract science scholars in Malaysia and international experts who are enthusiastic in scientific research to confer about the current progress of science and technology.

In his speech to officiate the symposium Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato` Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Menteri Besar said, ``by the symposium we hope to build network of academicians and to get the muslims together in promoting science and technology and to improve their economy.

According to Menteri Besar 50% poverty are from Islamic world. This is a challenge to our researchers in science and technology to overcome their problems and improve their economy.

Pofessor Abdul Salam Majali in his speech on behalf of scholars posted a question that do we live in the era of change or the change of era and how to transform the science and technology and translate into economy in our present situation. That the problems that would be discussed in the symposium.

Before that in her welcome speech as Chairman of the National Organizing Committee Y.B. Dr. Halimah said, ``On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Honorable Chief Minister of Selangor, for officiating the Opening Ceremony of the IAB-IAS International Symposium 2010.

According to Dr. Halimah, ``It is important for Selangor to envisage the role of knowledge and know-how as major drivers for success and prosperity. She thanks all delegates from many parts of the world and she wish them have a pleasant and memorable stay in Selangor.

For the two days symposium the discussion divided into six sessions

Session 1 – Keynote Address by Dr. Adnan M.M.Majalli, Chairman of the Board President and CEO, Trans Tech Pharma, USA:

The Journey of Translating Innovative Science into Medicine for the Treatment of Global Unmet Medical Need.

Session 2 – 3 papers On Innovation Development In Higher Education

Session 3 - 5 papers On Turning Research Into Innovation: A case Study

Session 4 - 4 papers On Toward Innovation Economy In Islamic Countries

Session 5 - 4 papers On Financing Knowledge-Based Enterprise for Innovation


Session 6 - 5 papers On Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Knowledge Society

Some of the writers of the papers are:

Prof. Dr. Rosti Saruwono President/Vice Chancellor of UNISEL

- Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education through Partnership and Network

Prof. Dr. Raymond P. Boot-Handford, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester.

- Innovation in Postgraduate Research Training within Life Sciences at the University of Manchester

Prof. Dr. Rahmah Mohamed

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation Affairs), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

- Academic Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the knowledge Society – UKM Success Story

Prof. Dr. Abdallah S. Daar – Prof. of Public Health Sciences and Surgery, University of Toronto

-Building Scientific Capacity and Increasing Innovation Developing Countries.

Prof. Dr. Munir Nayfeh, Department of Physics, University of Illinois

- Nanovation, Innovation in Nanotechnology – Where is It Taking Us ?

Prof. Dr. Alison M.Gurney – Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester

- Women in Life Sciences at the University of Manchester.

Thank You.

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