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Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

Sector : Science, Scientists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Syria
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1925
  • Age: 97
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Ahmed Youssef Al-Hassan (25 June 1925 - 28 April 2012) was a Palestinian scholar and historian. He was born in the village of Mushairfa near Umm al-Fahm during the British Mandate over Palestine. He was educated at the Arab College in Jerusalem; Holds a Syrian passport in addition to Canadian citizenship, holder of the French Legion of Honor, historian of Arab and Islamic sciences and technology, and holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of London. He worked at the University of Aleppo and was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and later as President of the University of Aleppo, where he founded the Institute of Arab Scientific Heritage in Aleppo, and was its first director. He was also Minister of Petroleum, Mineral Resources and Electricity in Syria.


working life

Visiting Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy, University of London.

Member of the International Scientific Committee in the UNESCO project: The Various Aspects of Islamic Culture, and Editor-in-Chief of the Fourth Volume: Science and Technology in Islam.

Visiting Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Toronto.

Member of the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

Member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of the History of Arab Sciences.

Former member of the United Nations University Advisory Committee, Tokyo.

Corresponding member of the International Academy for the History of Science.

Corresponding member of the Iraqi Academy.

Honorary Professor of the Institute of Arab Scientific Heritage, University of Aleppo.


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