To further the UAEU’s mission to foster, create and disseminate knowledge to serve the community, the College of Science held on Sunday 15 January at the University Social Club (Multaqa) the Fourth Science Dialogue: Effect of Basic Science on Humanities Sciences - Uses, Applications and Challenges in the presence of the Dean of the College of Science, Professor Ahmed Murad, department heads and a number of faculty members in the college.
Professor Murad said, "This fourth session is part of a series of sessions for faculty members that aims at fostering the college initiatives in promoting the university’s role in creating and transferring knowledge and skills for the community and to achieve a human vision and contribute effectively to broadening the horizon in terms of knowledge. This session also aims at highlighting the college’s efforts to promote the scientific and academic programs of basic and humanities sciences, and the role of the college in spreading this knowledge to the community and to achieve sustainable development".
Participants at the meeting discussed the effect of basic science on humanities sciences and its uses. Many models and examples were presented on the effect of basic science on humanities sciences, the relation between them, and the use of practical applications in serving humanity, as well as the use of physical and mathematical equations in creating applications that serve the basic sciences.
Discussing the challenges that face researchers in humanities sciences, participants reviewed different aspects of relations between basic science and humanities sciences over the past 400 million years, and the role of humanities sciences in correcting and developing human ethical values and preventing the potential dangers of applying abstract basic sciences, and also the role of Arab and Muslim scientists through history in developing scientific civilization for humanity until the present day.
Participants indicated that studying these sciences in depth would help them to understand life and explain phenomena which emphasize the strong relationship between basic sciences and humanities sciences.
At the end of the session, participants were recommended to assist researchers and students in humanities sciences by developing and facilitating their research, and creating new opportunities for scientific collaboration between different specializations in humanities sciences, and also to offer new joint programs that would help the university to achieve its goal in preparing qualified graduates in basic and humanities sciences to develop and build the community.