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

On 25-26 April 2017 the University Mohammad V, Rabat (Morocco), will host the Fourth Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE4) titled “Research for sustainable societies – the role of universities”.

The Fourth Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE4) focuses on research collaboration and capacity building among Arab and European universities. It addresses university leadership from both regions, but also heads of doctoral schools, individual scholars and project leaders involved in bi-regional research collaboration in energy, water and sustainability, from sciences, engineering and social sciences, and also, as all AECHE Conferences, policy makers and representatives from enterprise and innovative industries related to the issues.

The conference is officially opened on 25 April. On 24 April the pre-conference workshop “The lessons learned for collaborative Doctoral Education”  will take place.

Prof. Wail Benjelloun, UNIMED President will be the Chair of the Session 5 “Digitalization and Research” on April 26.

Furthermore, UNIMED will see the participation of its Director, dr. Marcello Scalisi, with an intervention in the framework of Session 3 “Collaborative initiatives and networks and their contributions to research collaboration: Mapping and pointing to synergies”.

Prof. Tuomo Melasuo, Professor at the University of Tampere (UNIMED Associated University) will participate under UNIMED umbrella, contributing on April 24th about the Science Diplomacy in Arab-Euro Relations.

At the occasion of this event, it will be inaugurated UNIMED office at the University Mohammed V of Rabat.

For further information, visit 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).

Download the Agenda of the event to know more about the speakers and sessions.