On October, 23 Kazan Federal University and Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture signed cooperation agreement. In the framework of this cooperation they will restore and digitalize rare oriental manuscripts kept in Kazan University.
Halit Eren, Director General of IRCICA, Honored Professor of Kazan University, came to KFU to sign an agreement.
The first step to establish restoration workshop is to train employees from KFU Unit for Manuscripts and Rare Books in Turkey. Halit Eren told that they planed to purchase necessary equipment and establish special lab on the basis of the University.
The agreement signed today will facilitate joint activities of IRCICA and the KFU in other issues: "exchange" visits and collaboration between scientists, organization of seminars, scientific conferences, provision of KFU library with library literature on the history and Islam culture.
IRCICA is an international institution active in the fields of research, publishing, documentation and information. Its mandate covers multifarious themes in the fields of the history of Muslim nations, history of arts and sciences in Islam, and other subject areas in Islamic culture and civilisation. By means of these activities, IRCICA aims at studying and better introducing the Islamic culture and civilisation throughout the world and acting as a catalyst for research and cooperation in these areas to promote mutual understanding between Muslims and with other nations and cultures of the world.
IRCICA started its activities in 1980 as the first subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) concerned with culture. The headquarters of IRCICA are located in the three buildings named Seyir Pavilion, Cit Qasr and Yaveran Building in the historical Yildiz Palace in Besiktas, Istanbul. These buildings were allocated to the Centre by the Government of the Republic of Turkey.