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    Eurasian National University of Kazakhstan Awards ICESCO Director-General Honorary Doctorate

    13 October 2022

    The Eurasian National University of the Republic of Kazakhstan awarded an honorary doctorate to Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in recognition of his efforts in the fields of education, science and culture, and his support for scientific research and academic chairs.

    Dr. Yerlan Sydykov, President of Eurasian National University, handed over the honorary doctorate to Dr. Al-Malik in a ceremony, which saw a high-level academic presence, at the university headquarters, including a host of the University Council’s members, the deans of faculties, professors and students.

    Dr. Sydykov explained that this honorary doctorate is the highest degree awarded by the university’s Supreme Scientific Council, commending the efforts made by Dr. Al-Malik since he assumed his position as the Director-General of ICESCO in the service of science and scientific research.

    Dr. Al-Malik expressed his happiness at this honorary doctorate from a prestigious university that occupies a distinguished position among the top 500 universities in the Shanghai ranking.

    In his statement, he pointed out that the role of the university today goes beyond its instruction dimension. “Its role consists in looking for the truth in all its human dimensions and its manifestations of knowledge. Thus, the university should be a space that accommodates the hopes and aspirations of society, and strives to find solutions to current and future challenges,” he stressed.

    ICESCO DG praised the great legacy of Muslim scholars, which young people should emulate to take leadership positions and preserve their identities, noting that the Organization seeks to achieve the Islamic world’s aspirations to benefit from higher education institutions through the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), which draws on an ambitious plan and the renewal of vision and discourse.

    He concluded his statement by reiterating his thanks to the University for this honorary doctorate, considering it an honor to all ICESCO staff.

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