The Scientific Center of Kuwait & Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science
UNESCO partners with 1001 Inventions for 2015 campaign
National Educational Programme to launch in Egypt
1001 Inventions partners with the Library of Alexandria
United Nations 'International Year of Light 2015' to highlight 1,000 years of optics
Global record achieved for a 1001 Inventions exhibition
Visiting schools report positive engagement with science exhibition
World-premier show and educational productions
Dutch Premiere for Blockbuster 1001 Inventions
Award-winning production arrives in the Saudi capital
Yearning for learning
Did you know that the Arabic word for mosque is Jami' and the Arabic for university is Jami'a? A thousand years ago the first universities emerged within mosques where religion and science sat comfortably side by side.
Building on knowledge from Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and Indian Civilisations, Muslims developed a learning culture where enquiring minds searched for truths based on scientific rigour and experimentation. In almost every field of knowledge, Muslims made new inventions and discoveries with practical outcomes that helped develop society.
Muslim charitable institutions provided the first scholarships to support students.Courses were difficult and medicine was particularly gruelling, and just like in universities today, examinations were long and difficult.