Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, and Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, President of the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (UNESCO-TWAS), discussed ways to enhance the use of science and technology to improve lives and meet the needs of young people in the fields of science and technology.
At the meeting, attended by Prof. Bassam Hammo, Vice President for Administrative Affairs, and members of the Council of Deans, Prof. Abu Elhaija addressed the university's remarkable journey and its accomplishments in academic, research, and extracurricular domains for students. She also emphasized the university's commitment to fostering collaboration and its welcoming approach to international institutions that play a pivotal role in advancing science, research, and innovation.
Prof. Quarraisha, in turn, praised the graduation projects of Princess Sumaya University for Technology students. She commended their dedication and creativity, highlighting how these projects merge science with practical solutions for global environmental and industrial challenges. This underscores the commitment of both students and the university's administration to developing technology and innovative solutions based on science and knowledge.
Prof. Quarraisha also introduced the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), a unit associated with UNESCO, based in Italy. TWAS aims to promote scientific capacity, education, and communications programs. Together with its partners, TWAS grants over 600 scholarships each year to scientists from developing countries pursuing doctoral degrees and post-doctoral research.
The meeting ended with both parties committing to draft a cooperation agreement that underscores their commitment to strengthening international ties and fostering collaboration in science and technology.
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