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Ahmad Yusuf Al-Hassan
(born 1925) is a historian of Arabic and Islamic science
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and technology, educated in Jerusalem
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with a Ph.D.
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in Mechanical engineering
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from University College London
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. He was Dean of Engineering and later President of the University of Aleppo
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where he founded the Institute for the History of Arabic Science (IHAS) and was its first director. He also served as Minister of Petroleum, Electricity and Mineral Resources of Syria
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- Visiting Professor at the Department for the History and Philosophy of Science, University College, London
- Member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO
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’s project: The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture, and the chief editor of Volume IV: Science and Technology in Islam
- Visiting Professor at the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of Toronto
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- Associate of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto
- Member of the editorial committee of the Journal of the History of Arabic Science (JHAS)
- Past member of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations University
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- Corresponding member of the International Academy of the History of Science
- Corresponding Member of the Iraqi Academy
- Professor Emeritus of the Institute for the History of Arabic Science (IHAS), University of Aleppo