Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu#

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Membership Number:2236
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:TURKEY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since 2005 Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  • 2001 - 2005 President of International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS)
  • 1984 - 2000 Founder and Head of the Department of History of Science at the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University
  • 1980 - 2004 Founding Director General of the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
  • 1975 - 1977 Post-doctoral research and studies in Exeter University, United Kingdom
  • 1974 PhD from the Faculty of Science at the Ankara University

Fields of Scholarship
  • History institutions of learning in Islam
  • Scientific and cultural exchanges between Islam and the West

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Academie Europea
  • Member of the Academie Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences, Paris
  • Member of the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, Russia
  • Honorary Member of Gesellschaft Der Freunde Islamischer Kunst und Kultur e.V., Munchen, Germany
  • Honorary Member of Hungarian Orientalistik Society, Budapest
  • Correspondent Member of Arab Language Academy, Cairo
  • International Peace Award 2011-2012 by Beirut-based International Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) World Chairman and Ambassador at Large Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan on 23 June 2012
  • “Al-Idrisi Award” by President Raffaele Lombardo in Palermo, Italy, 15 May 2012
  • Grand Commandeur Medal by the President of the Republic of Gabon on 20 April 2012
  • Medal "27 June First Class” by Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti on 5 December 2010
  • Medal "Crescent of Pakistan” by Asif Ali Zardari, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 23 March 2010
  • "State medal” by President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 10 March 2009
  • "Award of the Panglima Setia Mahkota" by the Malaysian King Yang Di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the title of ”Tan Sri”, 6 June 2009
  • “Alexandre Koyre Medal” conferred by the International Academy of the History of Science, Paris, December 2008
  • "Building Bridges Award 2007" by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) based in UK, April 2008.
  • "South-South Cooperation Award for Innovation" by UNDP, New York, December 2007
  • "Polio Eradication Champion" Award by the Rotary International, June 2007
  • ”Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Lion” conferred by the President of the Republic of Senegal, 2006
  • "Medal of Glory" conferred by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 2006
  • "Medal of Glory” conferred by the President of the Republic of the Russian Fed. (presented by the President of Tatarstan), 2006
  • "Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Merite” conferred by the President of the Republic of Senegal, 2002
  • The World Prize for the Book of the Year, presented by Seyed Mohammad Khatami, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2000
  • "Medal of Distinguished State Service” conferred on by the President of the Republic of Turkey, March 2000
  • "Independence Medal of the First Order” conferred on by King Hussein Bin Tallal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 1996
  • "Certificate of Honour and Distinction” by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, 1995
  • Medal of "Distinction of the First Order” from the President of Arab Republic of Egypt in 1990.

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