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Role of Science Centers and Museums in Disseminating Scientific Culture in the Arab World

08 Jun 2017

Monastir, Tunisia.
3–5 October 2017

Introduction
Shortage of science centers and museums in the Arab world is one of the obstacles hindering the dissemination of scientific culture among societal sectors. Science centers and museums introduce science in a simplified and attractive way. They show people of different ages and cultural levels that sciences are not rigid or difficult to understand, and can be fun. This would create a new perspective for sciences and their different applications, and would contribute to enriching the knowledge of societies.

Science centers and museums shed light on the value and importance of scientific activity in achieving sustainable development in societies. This can be attained through supporting schools and universities to cope with the advancements of science and technology and develop their educational means. They contribute to building creative abilities in youth, so that they become the researchers of the future and develop their societies.
Science centers and museums play a vital role in supporting scientific research through establishing a relationship between research structures, the economy, and the society.

In this light, the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils, in cooperation with Monastir Science Palace, is organizing a seminar to shed light on the role of science centers and museums in disseminating scientific culture in the Arab world. 

Goals
1.    Introducing the role of science centers and museums in disseminating scientific culture.
2.    The importance of since centers and museums as a supporter of all stages of education.
3.    Tackling the strategies of disseminating scientific culture in the Arab world and the possibilities of developing them.
4.    Benefiting from Arab and international experiences in the field.

Topics
1.    Science centers and museums as means of expressing the identity and culture of the society.
2.    The role of science centers and museums in raising the aspirations of society and encouraging innovation. 
3.    The role of Arab policies in promoting the strategies and structures of science dissemination.
4.    The strategies and means of disseminating scientific culture and the possibilities of developing them.
5.    The importance of the relationship between the science centers and the educational institutions.
6.    The role of modern techniques in disseminating scientific culture and preserving the acquisitions of science centers and museums.

Participants
Professors and researchers of Arab universities, those concerned with education, culture and social sciences, and related institutions. 

Organizers
- Monastir Science Palace, Monastir, Tunisia.
- The Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils.

Place and Date
The seminar will be held 3–5 October 2017 at the Monastir Science Palace, Tunisia.