The Academy and Ministry of Higher Education Sign a Cooperation Agreement

The Academy and Ministry of Higher Education Sign a Cooperation Agreement

8 April, 2019

The Academy and the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) have signed a memorandum of understanding at the Ministry's headquarter in Ramallah. The agreement was signed by the President of the Academy, Dr. Marwan Awartani, and the Minister, Dr. Sabri Seidam, in recognition of the common goals and objectives, and emphasizing the importance of joint cooperation and concerted national efforts to promote and advance science, research, technology and innovation in Palestine.

It was agreed that the two parties will work closely together within the framework of the agreement to contribute to the development of national and sectoral strategies, plans and policies pertinent to knowledge, research, technology and innovation, participate in monitoring of science, technology and scientific research indicators according to the best practices in this field, contribute to the development of integrated information systems for the management of science, technology and scientific research, maximize Palestine's ability to benefit from funding sources and programs, especially those offered by the EU, cooperate in spreading scientific culture amongst the youth and younger generations, improve the teaching methods of mathematics and sciences and benefit from the leading international experiences in this field, strengthen the tripartite partnership between relevant governmental bodies and institutions, universities and the private sector, while maximizing the developmental impact of targeted scientific research, forming specialized scientific societies in order to contribute to stimulating scientific research and technology, and optimize the recruitment of expertise, competence and experience from the Palestinian diaspora.