A prominent Iraqi-British professor said that the West needed to “acknowledge the contributions of the Islamic world” during a presentation on the “forgotten legacy of Arabic science” at the World Government Summit 2016 in Dubai.
Arab countries spending less than half a percent of their GDP on research and development, according to scholar Jim Al-Kalili. (WGS)
He said that Ancient Arab scholars were known to enhance and enlighten the Western world of philosophy. Al-Khalili highlighted the current scientific curiosity in the Arab world and discussed the need for greater openness to adopting new ideas, creativity and exploration.