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ASREN - EUMEDCONENCT3 Meeting, Al Ain, 19 September 2012

EUMEDCONNECT3 – ASREN Meeting Concludes, Calls to Enhance Joint Research through ASRENAl Ain, UAE 19 September 2012

The meeting was inaugurated by Ankabut CEO Mr. Fahm Al-Nuaimi who highly commended efforts exerted by ASREN and by its Chairman HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh on the Arab world level stressing Ankabut’s support to the Network’s work and goals related to building a high framework research and education network that connects all Arab universities and research institutions.

Alagtash expressed ASREN’s appreciation to the European Union’s support for a number of strategic projects relating to EUMED CONNECT and applications in research and education. He pointed out that ASREN will start technical linkage with a number of Arab research networks including the UAE’s Advanced Research and Education Network – Ankabut.

From his part, Project Manager David West at DANTE which currently manages the EUMEDCONNECT2 program stressed on the importance of integrated linkage in the Arab region and the support provided by the EU in its endeavor to contribute to the technical and scientific development on the level of some Arab countries.

The main meeting recommendations included:

  • Joint cooperation to mobilize scientific research at the UAE through benefiting from experiences and best practices at the global advanced universities.
  • Working to connect the UAE’s Research and Education Network with ASREN through the EUMEDCONNECT2 project so that the UAE universities become part of ASREN not only on the level of the connected Arab countries but also on the level of the European and American universities and other global universities.

Enhancing communication and cooperation between researchers at the Arab universities and working on research issues related to the region.