The National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic hosted the 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies which was held from 5th to 9th September, 2016. The conference witnessed the participation of a number of professional Sudanese and international archaeologists. Al-Neelain University was among the Sudanese institutions that participated by presenting scientific papers in this conference, in addition to other 22 Sudanese bodies such as the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, University of Khartoum, University of Shendi and Omdurman Islamic University.

During the conference, Charles University of Czech Republic awarded  Dr. Idris Hassan Hussein, former director of the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums  (1994-2012) a Medal of Scientific Research.