Sana’a University hosts Yemeni studies 5th international conference [Archives:2004/760/Local News]

August 2 2004

Organized by Sana'a University, the fifth international conference of Yemeni Studies will be held during the period between August 30th-September 1st, said the Sana'a University rector.
The conference entitled “Sana'a: The Civilization and History” will address the question of the heritage and epigraphy in Yemen, Sana'a throughout history from the point of view of architecture, cultural and folk heritage. Dr. Saleh Basaura told Yemen Times that a number of professors and researchers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Egypt and Jordan will take part in the event organized in collaboration with Yemenia Airways. “The event is one of the activities run by the university to activate scientific research and to observe the Sana'a Arab Cultural Capital 2004,” Basura said. The first international conference was held in Aden in 1975, the second, fourth and fifth in Sana'a while the third was hosted by Aden.
He said that the university has completed the screening process of the 10 Books Publication Contest run by the university. He said that among 40 books, the committee has chose 25 and the final results of the 10 winners will be announced this month. The contest committee invited Yemeni and Arab applicants who wrote books on Yemen history, architecture geography, manuscripts, libraries, and Islamic studies. The winning books will be published at the expense of the university while the authors will be awarded.
Concerning the other activities and plans of the university, the rector said that the university will start afternoon diploma courses for those people who are unable to attend morning courses, from this academic year. The afternoon tuition will be between YR40, 000 -60,000 per year. These courses starting from 3pm to 7pm would cover business administration, accounting, law, languages and computer science.
Sana'a University has seen some improvements since Basura was appointed its rector by the end of last year. The man has done a lot for Aden University and is expected to do more for Sana'a University unless crippled by the corrupt lobby.