How the West Undermined Women’s Rights in the Arab World — by Nicola Pratt on Jadaliyya com|Based on the research conducted by the author

[Mother of the martyr. Photo by Nicola Pratt]  (…) Decolonizing Gender in the Arab World My research has sought to critically engage with two core assumptions underpinning the formulation of such a paradox. The first assumption is the reduction of women’s activism to the act of resisting patriarchy. This assumption is embedded within the concept…

Central Asian researchers receive financial support from $5000 to 20,000 for mountain society development related researches —AKI Press com

CAARF Fellow from Tajikistan Aynullo Safaralikhonov presents his research at the MSRI Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop in Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek (AKIpress) –  Fifteen researchers from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan participated in the scientific writing and publishing seminar held on July 6-10 in Chon-Kemin district, Kyrgyzstan, the University of Central Asia said. The workshop is the…

CATCOS: Re-establishing Long-term Glacier Monitoring in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia — UCA News

PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES  |  23 May 2014 CATCOS: Re-establishing Long-term Glacier Monitoring in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia Speaker: Marlene KronenbergDate: 23 May 2014, 4.00 pm Venue: University of Central Asia (UCA), 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic,2nd Floor Conference Room. Abstract The lecture explores the methodology and results of glacier monitoring in Central Asia conducted by…

Dr. Miklos Sarkozy joins the IIS as a research fellow, will focus on the history of the regional policy of the Nizari Ismaili State with its neighbouring kingdoms of Northern Iran

Dr. Miklos Sarkozy joins the IIS as a research fellow — The Institute of Ismaili Studies UK May 2013 Dr Miklos Sarkozy, an associate professor of the Karoli Gaspar University of the Hungarian Reformed Church has joined the IIS as a research fellow until December. His research at the Institute will focus on the history…

UNESCO holds the first International Colloquium on the Conservation of World Heritage Earthen Architecture

A session of the colloquium © UNESCO / K. Monteil Within framework of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP), an international colloquium on the conservation of earthen architecture was organized at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, in partnership with CRAterre-ENSAG, on 17 and 18 December 2012. This conference, which brought together 240 participants, including experts,…

Aga Khan University (AKU) was set up as a “problem-solving university” with a mandate to conduct research: Research on the Urgent Health Issues of Developing Countries

AKU’s Department of Community Health Sciences, working with the Governments of Pakistan and Sindh province, as well as NGOs, has cut malnutrition in half in some of the poorest districts of the country. A community health worker conducts a survey on women’s health in a poor district of Karachi. Photo: AKDN / Gary Otte The…

Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project – Oxford University

Oxford University launches the ‘Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project,’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project has a dual aim of undertaking new research on Afghanistan’s early Islamic history, and in building the capacity of Afghan colleagues in cultural heritage research. For three years, from September 2011 to September 2014, a team of scholars…

‘Cockroach’ scientist seeks Indian help – By Ullekh NP at India Times com

Last year, Pakistan-born Nottingham University researcher Naveed Khan surprised the world with a disclosure: the brain of cockroaches, those dirty pests, is a rich storehouse of molecules which can protect us against multi-drug-resistant bacteria. Khan, who recently shifted to Karachi’s Aga Khan University , says he now looks forward to cooperation from India to intensify…