Science conference underway [Archives:2002/51/Local News]

December 16 2002

By Farouk al-Kamali
Yemen Times Staff
HODIEDAH – Organized by Hodiedah University, the activities of the 1st Science Conference for Zabeed started on December14 and will continue to Dec. 18.
During the inaugural ceremony, Dr. Yahya Shoabi, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research delivered a speech emphasizing that not only the city of Zabeed is abounding in the Yemeni heritage and civilization, Yemen as a whole has culture centers and cities.
The higher education minister said that the universities campuses are not only a place for getting lessons and lectures, but they are also research centers in all domains of learning, knowledge, and human civilization.
Dr. Shoabi spoke highly of the leading role of Hodiedah University for organizing the 1st Science Conference for the City of Zabeed, particularly after holding similar conferences such as the conference related to English teaching.
The Hodiedah University will establish an academic manuscript center in the city of Zabeed revolving on collecting, compiling, and documenting the manuscripts of the city, Dr. Qasem Buraih, Rector of Hodiedah University, noted in his speech.
“The scientific research will remain our main tool in the process of development. So we except tremendous success as a result of this conference,” the rector added.
On her part, Dr. Khowla Ashameri, the Dean of Faculty of Arts delivered a speech that it is necessary to depend on history which manifests itself in rich cultural heritage.
“Due its opulent heritage, the invitation to hold this conferences will link the past to the present,” Dr. Ashameri noted further. The conference has more than 40 researchers representing Arab as well as foreigners participating in the conference.