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Azarquiel School of Astronomy: a bridge between East and West

Résumé

This Project proposes to organize the first Azarquiel School of Astronomy for university students from Arab and Middle East countries and from the EU. It will be devoted to promote cultural exchange, bridging the gap between the East and the West, and to promote advanced-level teaching in Astronomy, motivating future research activities. Special attention will be given to the historical contribution of Arabs to Astronomy and Science.

Renowned experts with international reputation in their field of research will teach, during one week, courses and open-conferences, related with observational and theoretical astrophysics and with the contribution of Arabic Astronomy to Science. History indicates how the Arabs were leading in culture and science, specially astronomy, over a long period of time. The School is named to Azarquiel, the most famous of the Al-Andalus astronomers.

The School will be held in Granada, historically a crossroad between Western and Arabic worlds.
The number of participants will be limited to above 40 students. From 50 to 60% of the students should come from Arab and Middle East countries. Students will be selected attending to geographical representation and gender balance.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International

Thématique

  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • youth
  • arab world and EU
  • women

Principaux partenaires

Plan Nacional para la Alianza de Civilizaciones.
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovació
Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios
Fundación El Legado Andalusí
Cátedra Al-Babtain de Estudios Árabes
Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto
Sociedad Española de Astronomía

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

University of Granada

 
Espagne
04/07/2010 - 11/07/2010