Internationalisation of Science And Technology is the Axis of Civilizational Systems
In the 2nd International Congress on Gundi-Shapur, where a number of distinguished officials and researchers were present, Prof. Salar Amoli, the Acting Minister for International Scientific Cooperation referred to internationalisation of science and technology as the axis of civilizational systems that would help shape a better future.
He noted that the ancient Persian civilizational system had three important features where Iran’s ancient knowledge was applied for the ‘welfare of society’, ‘freedom of knowledge circulation in ancient Persia ‘and ‘innovation’. Prof. Salar Amoli added that the ancient knowledge served the welfare of society and, as a result, produced wealth and prosperity for the community, an example of which is the knowledge of digging Qanats and irrigation.
In ancient Iran, knowledge was not only limited to the country, but it embraced scholars and researchers from all over the world, where the Jundi-Shapur Medical University hosted many patients from India, China, and across the globe; as noted Will Durant, the famous author of the history of civilization.
Prof. Salar Amoli also shed light on the importance of making a replica of the three features of the ancient Persian civilizational system, and emphasised on the importance of internationalisation of science and technology.