Three New Research Centers
The BA Board of Trustees (BoT) has recently approved establishing three new research centers, namely: the Coptic Studies Center, the Islamic Civilization Studies Center, and the Environmental Studies Center. The Coptic Studies Center aims to spread public awareness about this largely unknown era of Egyptian history, and stress the fact that Coptic heritage is a heritage of all Egyptians. The Islamic Civilization Center focuses on the contributions of Muslim scientists, scholars, researchers and intellectuals in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the Islamic heritage of that era. The Environmental Studies Center focuses on environmental research in the region in the context of climate change and rise of pollution rates. The 3 research centers are a continuation of previous work done at the BA in these domains.