First edition of international forum on humanities and social sciences starts at Manouba University

The first edition of the international forum of humanities and social sciences “Insanyet”, organised until September 24 at the initiative of the universities of Tunis and Manouba started on Tuesday at the University of Manouba.


On this occasion, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Moncef Boukthir stressed in his opening speech, in the presence of Minister of Education Fethi Sellaouti, the importance of this forum which illustrates the contribution of the Tunisian university to the exploration of innovative solutions and the role of humanities and social sciences in the reflection and analysis in the era of social change, climate change, pandemics, revolutions, economic crises and numerous socio-economic and political challenges such as terrorism, corruption, poverty, unemployment, violence, school drop-out and irregular migration.


At the opening of this forum, in which more than 1500 researchers and academics from 40 countries are participating, several communications were given, including that of the president of the University of Manouba Jouhaina Gharib who said that this meeting will see the participation of a large number of academics and artists from the Middle East, Africa and Europe in order to give back to the humanities and social sciences their letters of nobility in the context of a situation marked by political and economic changes.


During this inaugural session which took place in the presence of the ambassadors of France, Indonesia, Palestine and the governor of Manouba, the speakers stressed the importance of this international forum as an opportunity for mutual knowledge, openness and exchange between academics, researchers and student researchers with varied cultural and linguistic references.


“Insanyet” is organised in partnership with the Institute for Research on the Contemporary Maghreb, the Scientific Interest Grouping Middle East and Muslim Worlds and several other academic and cultural institutions and organisations.


Source: Tap News Agency