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Rabat, 25-26 April: AECHE4 Conference “Research for sustainable societies – the role of universities”

On 25-26 April 2017 at the University Mohammad V, Rabat in Morocco, it will take place the fourth Arab-Euro Higher Education Conference (AECHE4) named “Research for sustainable societies – the role of universities”.

The conference will explore how universities collaborate in research, addressing issues of high national, regional and global priority: water, energy, and the related environmental and sustainability challenges. In tackling these specific and strategic topics, the conference will discuss more generally the question how Arab and European universities can work closer together in promoting research and research based education, and will also explore relevant policy and funding frameworks. Involving university leadership for over 200 Arab and European institutions, along with policy makers, it will seek to provide concrete recommendations for policy making at inter-regional level and also provide a prime networking opportunity.

The conference is officially opened on 25 April. On 24 April, you are also invited to join the welcome reception in the evening. During the day, a pre-conference workshop on “the lessons learned for collaborative Doctoral Education”  will take place.

Participation in the conference and the workshop is free of charge to members of EUA and its Council for Doctoral Education, AArU, UNIMED and UNICA. More information on logistics, arrival and accommodation can be found on the conference website.

This is a joint initiative of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), the European University Association (EUA), in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, UNIMED (Mediterranean Universities Union), the Network of Universities form the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).