1-2 February 2006
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

In February 2005, the American University in Cairo and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina inaugurated the First Knowledge Society Symposium. The event took place at the American University in Cairo and brought together leaders from universities, corporations, research institutions, foundations and governments in the Arab region in substantive discussions concerning the issues, challenges and strategies of promoting knowledge-based development in the Arab World. The First Knowledge Society Symposium marked the start of an on-going long-term process of networking, exchange of research ideas, practical applications and best practices.
Consequently, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is hosting the Second Knowledge Society Symposium, a two-day closed symposium taking place 1- 2 February 2006, this second symposium will focus more in depth on the Challenges associated with centers of excellence in teaching and research and how they can nurture innovation and creativity. In addition, it will address the problems of capacity -building for sciences and technology which represent a big challenge all over the world, and more specifically in the Arab World. This symposium aims to galvanize collaborative efforts to tackle the significant education tasks and challenges facing the region today.
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