The Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA)
The AMERICAN-MOROCCAN COMPETENCIES NETWORK is launching a request for proposals in the following targeted areas:
1. Industry and New Technologies
2. Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research & Development
3. Moroccan Women and Development
4. Agriculture et Agro-Food
5. Sustainable Development and Protection of Environment
6. Human development
The deadline for applications is April 30, 2012. Details for the submission can be found here:
Contact: Dr. Mohamed Boutjdir.
World Economic Forum honors Dr. Hilal Lashuel, SASTA secretary general as Young Global Leader for 2012, March 6th, 2012
Dr. Hilal Lashuel, SASTA’s secretary general and board member has been named by the world economic forum as one of the 2012 Young Global Leaders. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Drawn from a pool of several thousand candidates, the 2012 YGLs were chosen by a selection committee, and they comprise respected international leaders from business, government and media. Read More…
In response to his selection, Dr. Lashuel stated “I am humbled and honored by this recognition and invitation to join this dynamic and global collaborative community of successful individuals and inspiring leaders. I view this not only as recognition of my own individual achievements, but also as recognition of the success of SASTA and the collective efforts of many individuals, colleagues and collaborators that I have been privileged to work with and supported me during the past years. http://www.weforum.org/news/world-economic-forum-announces-young-global-leaders-2012-1
SASTA President Speaks at the AAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, February 16-20th, 2012
SASTA President and board member, Wael Al-Delaimy was invited by the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science association in the world, to give an oral presentation as part of a panel on diaspora at the AAAS annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada between February 16-20th, 2012. His talk titled: The Arab Spring: A sunny forecast for diaspora scientist (link to abstract) received wide interest and discussion in the session from audience representing government and other diaspora. He described how and why SASTA was created and the history of the region in the context of science and the potential future in light of the revolutions seeking democracies in the Arab world. He was joined on the panel by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Cardinal Warde who established the Caribbean Science Foundation for diaspora scientists and Dr. Nick Farrell from the Virginia Commonwealth University representing the Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists. The panelists shared their experiences and lessons learned that others can benefit from when pursuing the creation of successful diaspora societies and networks.
Appointment of Prof. Nadia Ghazzali as new President of the UQTR
Prof. Nadia Ghazzali, a SASTA member, has been appointed, on January 19th 2012, as the new President of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières), by the Council of Minister of Quebec, Canada. She will take office on February 1st 2012, for a mandate of five years. Read More..
The website of the NSERC-Industrial Alliance Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in Quebec.
SASTA Invited to Al-Azhar University
SASTA board members were invited by Al-Azhar University for a day long meeting with the vice president for research and all Deans to discuss how SASTA can assist the university to enhance its research and academic potentials. Several projects were discussed and initiatives will be started in the form of student exchange, workshops, and Intellectual Property strategy for the University to attract business investments.
SASTA –Arab League workshop
SATSA was invited by the Arab League to organize the Arab Expatriate Scientists Conference. It involves the organization and planning for the upcoming 2012 conference in partnerships between Arab scientists in the Diaspora and Universities, scientists and other stakeholders in different Arab Countries. The workshop participants included expert in immigration studies, Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific organization, and the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education. … Read More
SASTA board members advocate new policies to promote education, science and research in the region at the World Economic Forum (Oct 20-22nd, 2011)
SASTA board members invited to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa was held on October 20-22, 2011 at the Dead Sea resort in Jordan. The high profile meeting included heads of states from the region and the world and is by invitation only. Six SASTA received the special invitation to attend the meeting and several of them led panels on academia and health related issues in the region… Read More
SASTA and JUST sign a memorandum of understanding
SASTA signs memorandum of understanding with Jordan University for Science and Technology. After several months of discussions on how best SASTA can serve the needs of Jordan University for Science and Technology in terms of research collaborations and exchange students and faculty, SASTA was invited by Jordan University for Science and Technology to sign a memorandum of understanding on October 19th 2011. … Read More
The Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA) was born out of the mutual interest of Arab Expatriate Scientists (AES) and Academics living abroad to engage more effectively with the Arab Education, Science and Technology community to create a positive impact in the Arab World. Our objective as a society is to follow-up on all activities that will have a positive impact on the status of science and technology in the Arab countries. The focus will be on mobilizing the Arab Expatriate Scientists (AES) community in the Diaspora. Members of this group include established scientists and educators, heads of Departments, Institute Directors, University Administrators, and CEOs of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. As a society we strive to be action-oriented and targeting ideas and proposals that will have the most likely short-term or long-term impact. We therefore have several initiatives detailed on this website. Some of our focus is on research collaboration with local Arab Universities, another focus is acting as a resource to help young graduate students from the region, and we also have direct connection with regional decision makers in government, academia and research to enable these initiatives.Read More...
Featured DocumentsArab World Needs Its Science Diaspora by Hilal A. Lashuel and Wael Al-Delaimy (Nature article) Gulf States should work together on research by Wael Al-Delaimy and Hilal A. Lashuel (Scidev article) Islam: Governments need to reform education and build a scientific culture: Lashuel and Zawia (Nature article)
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