Jordan was selected to host the conference after a competition was held on an international level. The Kingdom was selected by the International Organizing Committee (IOC) for the Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences. This makes Jordan the very first Arab country to host such a conference.
The Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, launched in 1986 under the supervision of an International Organizing Committee (IOC) consisting of prominent chemists is held biennially in a country in Asia or Europe with a huge participation from countries around the world. The first conference was held in Thailand in 1988 and the previous conference (10th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences) was held in the Philippines in 2008.
Tarik Awad, Executive-Director of KAFD, stated, “KAFD support to the conference is in line with our mission to encourage scientific activities and events that aim to help advance scientific development in Jordan. KAFD believes in the importance of building the capacity of national academic organizations to host such international conferences.”
Awad added, “Part of KAFD support to this conference is hosting several Nobel Laureates in the fields of Chemistry and Medicine, and this conference provides a unique platform where Nobel Laureates can interact with young scientists and discuss means of potential collaboration in areas of core concern to the region.”
Prof. Musa Nazer, Chair of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) emphasized on the importance of the conference in helping place Jordan on the world scientific map. He stated, “This unique gathering will provide world-renowned scientists, Jordanian scientific institutions and researchers the opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss areas for future cooperation. The conference also allows post graduate students to collaborate with eminent scientists and learn from them, as well as expose them to the new frontier areas of chemistry. What’s more, the conference will introduce Jordan— its tourism, culture and history—to the world.”
Dr. Amal Al Aboudi, Conference Secretary, stated, ”The focus of this year’s Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences will be on topics that involve issues of priority to Jordan such as renewable energy, water and natural resources, pharmaceutical sciences and drug design.”
She added, “To achieve the goal of the conference, 120 eminent scientists including 10 Nobel Laureates in chemistry and medicine have been invited to speak at the conference. Additionally, 600 scientists are expected to participate and present their lectures and presentations at the conference. It is important to note that the conference is an invaluable opportunity for innovative Jordanian youth in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences to communicate and network with world-renowned scientists including Nobel Laureates.”
Prof. Musa Nazer stressed that the University of Jordan is proud to be the first to host such an important international conference. On behalf of the National Organizing Committee, Nazer thanked KAFD for their support to the conference, and also thanked all the Jordanian scientific and industrial institutions that are supporting the conference.
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