The Imam Bukhari International Scientific Research Center under the Cabinet of Ministers, like other agencies and organizations, continues its activities during the quarantine period, which was introduced in our country due to the threat of coronavirus. The Center is organizing various online seminars and conferences with international partners and reputable science centers in foreign countries. The Center also is paid special attention to expanding the number of scientific partners, establishing contacts with new international centers and research institutions.
As one of the results of online seminars in August and September of this year, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Faculty of Islamic Studies of Ankara University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Turkey.
In the signing ceremony, Shovosil Ziyodov, Director of the Imam Bukhari International Scientific Research Center under the Cabinet of the Ministers, and Dr. Ali Usman Kurt, Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Ankara University of Social and Human Sciences, as well as researchers were attended from both institutions.
According to the agreement, scientific institutions of the two countries will study the rich spiritual heritage of our great compatriot Imam Bukhari and other thinkers, who have made an invaluable contribution to the development of hadith, organize conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and training on scientific, theoretical and methodological issues, as well as create conditions for a wide range of publishing activities. Thus, the number of international partners of the Center has reached 28.
It should be noted that Ankara University of Social Sciences and Humanities is the first and only state university in Turkey in the field of social sciences. Currently, the university has 5 faculties: Islamic Studies, Law, Political Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Foreign Languages. The university focuses on research for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Another noteworthy aspect is that the university has a large library among Turkish universities.