The Science History Centre opened on Thursday at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tareq al Said, in the presence of Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al Salmi, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Chairman of the GUtech Board of Directors, their excellencies, ministers, members of the State Council and members of Majlis Ash’shura and officials.
Ahmed bin Abdullah al Salami, the supervisor of the centre, in his speech pointed out that the centre is an educational and cultural asset for generations in order to highlight the cultural contribution and human communication of the peoples in the development of applied sciences, in addition to clarifying the history of the transfer of ideas and theories.
HH Sayyid Haitham and the attendees toured the centre and listened to a detailed explanation of the centre’s contents.
The centre consists of four sections. The first section presents the museum exhibits that include sections for Mathematics, Astronomy, binoculars, Mechanics, Statics, Kinetics and Mathematical Geography.
The second section contains the scientific library in the history of science.
The third section deals with the educational programmes that will be linked to the academic programmes at the university.
The fourth section deals with scientific fellowships in hosting specialists to conduct scientific research.
The centre aims to highlight the findings of the scientists and the recent results in the mathematical sciences and applications and to show the scientific foundations that led to the achievement of these results, taking into account the accuracy and objectivity. — ONA