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Simplify, Connect, Grow
The largest annual celebration of science and technology in the Arab world

Your First Science Platform

Arab Science Week is an annual celebration of science and technology in the MENA region, aiming at stimulating curiosity to encourage learning. It covers a broad spectrum of interesting science topics and the intersection of science and other aspects of life.

We provide a platform on which science is accessible and enjoyable!

Arab Science Week connects the scientific community with the public audience through hosting discussions which support the progress of the scientific community, accelerate innovation, and adapt to changes and challenges in the world of science and technology.

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A Hub for Science & Technology Engagement

Our vision is to create MENA’s most unprecedented and sustained hub for engagement with science and technology, where science is put into action and inclusive participation is enhanced in science.

Learning, Communicating, Growing Together!

Our mission is to bring together all levels of expertise in the scientific community, and provide a platform for learning, communication, knowledge-exchange and growth together.

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Arab Science Week in Numbers
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18 Arab Countries
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+29K Registrations
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Gender Equality
(57.9% Females)
(42.1% Males)
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233 Scientists
High-Profile speakers and science communicators
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73 Partners
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+9.31 Million
Digital Outreach +429M TikTok views
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400 Hrs
Science content
5
International Talks
98
Short Talks
132k
Content Views
12
Interviews
14
Virtual Exhibitions
25
Panel Discussions
11
Scientific Shows
9
Online Courses
9
Workshops

Arab Science Week Sections

It’s All About Diversity!
The Beginning
Science for Everyone!
This was the first spark that triggered us to launch a celebration of science and technology for everyone without any restrictions. Believing that science can be fun, however challenging it may seem, and that it should be accessible in a simplified way for all segments of society, we launched the 1st local edition of the Arab Science Week in 2016 from Egypt.
From a Local to a Regional celebration of Science
From a series of Egyptian Science Week 2016-2018 in one country, to Arab Science Week 2020 taking place in 19 countries.
From science as a concept to science in action
From 16K attendees in 2016, up until 75K attendees in 2018, reaching 24K active attendees and 132K views in 2020.
Meet The Board!
Board of Trustees
Prof. Farouk Elbaz

Prof. Farouk Elbaz

Space scientist and geologist, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ASW
Princess Sumaya bint Hassan

Princess Sumaya bint Hassan

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Dr. Mahmoud Sakr

Dr. Mahmoud Sakr

President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
Dr. Eesa Bastaki

Dr. Eesa Bastaki

President of the University of Dubai
Dr. Saaïd Amzazi

Dr. Saaïd Amzazi

Minister of Education, Vocational Training Higher Education and Scientific Researchin the Kingdom of Morocco
Sheikha Suhaila Al-Sabah

Sheikha Suhaila Al-Sabah

Honorary President of the United Nations Program for the Empowerment of Arab Women to Work in International Organizations
Advisory Council
Ahmed Ali Murad

Ahmed Ali Murad

Professor, Acting Associate Provost for Research at United Arab Emirates University
Islam Hussein

Islam Hussein

Molecular virologist & Senior Scientist at Microbiotix, Inc
Amal Amin

Amal Amin

Associate Professor at National Research Center (Egypt) & Founder of Women In Science Without Borders Initiative
Bothina Osama

Bothina Osama

MENA regional co-ordinator at SciDev.Net
Jauad El Kharraz

Jauad El Kharraz

Senior Water-Energy-Climate expert & R&D Director at the Middle East Desalination Research Center
Gad El-Qady

Gad El-Qady

President at National Research Institute of astronomy and Geophysics
Jamal Al-Dabal

Jamal Al-Dabal

Chairman and Co-Founder at DaamInno
Rana Dajani

Rana Dajani

Molecular Biologist & Tenured Professor of Biology and Biotechnology at Hashemite University
Zahra Al-Rawahi

Zahra Al-Rawahi

Director of Innovation Capacity Building and Support at The Research Council Oman
Alaa Khamis

Alaa Khamis

Smart Mobility Technical Leader at GM & Professor of Autonomous Vehicles
Ali Alshidhani

Ali Alshidhani

Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology at Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology Oman
Ali Albahrani

Ali Albahrani

Specialist in Science Communication & Science
Amr Almaddah

Amr Almaddah

Deputy Minister for Hajj and Umrah Services at Ministry of Hajj and Umrah & Assistant Professor at King AbdulAziz University
Ghina Halabi

Ghina Halabi

Senior Associate at Churchill College, University of Cambridge & Founder & Executive Director at She Speaks Science
Mohamed Essaaidi

Mohamed Essaaidi

Professor at Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Mohamed El-Sonpaty

Mohamed El-Sonpaty

Freelance Science Journalist and Science Communication Consultant & Co-founder of Arab Forum of Science Media and Communication
Mariam Matar

Mariam Matar

Founder & Chairperson at UAE Genetic Diseases Association
Nasser M. Alzeidi

Nasser M. Alzeidi

Associate Professor of Communication and Computer Systems at Sultan Qaboos University
Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum

Professor of Physics at American University of Sharjah
Heba EL-Deghaidy

Heba EL-Deghaidy

Professor of Curriculum and Science Education. American University in Cairo- AUC
Yasser Elshayeb

Yasser Elshayeb

Chief of Party, Center of Excellence for Water, The American University in Cairo
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