Under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad bin Muhammad Aal Al-Sheikh, tomorrow, on Wednesday, 25 Sha`ban, 1442 A.H., the events of the virtual International Conference, "Scientific Research Challenges in the Sciences and Literature of the Arabic Language", will be launched. The conference will be held by the College of Arabic Language and Literature via the WebEx platform, with the sessions continuing for two days.
The conference is an embodiment of the university's pivotal role in the realms of education and research for diagnosing challenges and providing possible solutions. Not less important is the UQU contribution to achieving a reliable knowledge economy to meet the challenges of the times.
The President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab, expressed thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the Minister of Education for his approval to hold this conference at the campus of the university. The conference comes within the framework of the ministry's efforts to preserve the Arabic language as a component of our national identity, being deeply rooted in our culture. He noted the pioneering role the university assumed, represented by the College of Arabic Language, in serving and enriching Arabic.
His Excellency the Dean of the College, Dr. Yusuf Al-Sulami, stated that the conference includes several activities as a prelude to scientific partnerships at the national, regional and global levels. He emphasized the relevance of the scientific linguistic movement to research developments and challenges, in the framework of achieving the desired aspirations for making the present and building for the future.
On his part, the supervisor of the conference, Dr. Sa`id Aal Yazid, said that the conference focuses on diagnosing the challenges facing scientific research in the sciences of the Arabic language, with the aim of developing research insights and tools of benefit to the specialized and interested researchers and academics as well as exchanging experience among them. He explained that the conference will discuss 32 scientific papers in 7 sessions, with the participation of researchers from 12 Arab and regional countries. This is in addition to 4 enrichment workshops.
The conference will also deal with specialized scientific research and will seek to achieve its knowledge-based goals. This will be accomplished by creating partnerships in which efforts are combined to achieve these goals, in light of the important role played by universities and research institutions to create and enhance knowledge.