Abdulmonem Al-Hayani, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia

During the ‘Islamic Golden Age’ (7th-14th century), the pursuit of knowledge by scientific collaboration was the driving force that united people of different faiths and cultures and led to major discoveries in all scientific fields that continue to serve humanity to this day. It later also gave birth to the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ in the West. By engaging different cultures and faiths within the ‘Twin Institutes’ concept, The Science Bridge initiative can pave the way to a new era in cross-cultural and international scientific collaboration. Once again, minds from across the world will have the opportunity to act as a united force to achieve breakthrough discoveries in the basic and applied sciences. I thus strongly support this noble initiative and am ready and willing to help to the best of my ability.