Ben-Gurion College of the Negev has welcomed college students from Mohammed VI Polytechnic College in Morocco to its International Well being Summer time program for the primary time this yr, whereas the UAE’s international minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan additionally not too long ago visited the Technion campus in Haifa.
The UAE and Israel are “considerably collaborating throughout the academic, analysis and technical sectors”, Sheikh Abdullah stated on his go to.
“There are promising alternatives to reinforce and develop this cooperation, and align it with the 2 nations’ efforts to realize financial prosperity and sustainable development,” he added.
The partnership between BGU and UM6P follows a 2021 settlement which was the primary educational and scientific collaboration between universities in Israel and Morocco. Relations started within the Abraham Accords, which had been initially signed in 2020 between the State of Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, and later included Morocco and Sudan.
Main Israeli universities, together with the Technion, the Hebrew College of Jerusalem, had been additionally concerned in cooperation agreements on educational analysis collaboration with UM6P in 2021.
BGU has additionally signed an with the Worldwide College of Rabat, as leaders recognized many widespread fields of research and analysis.
“This yr, we had the prospect to incorporate additionally Moroccan college students”
The collaboration with BGU is particularly targeted on analysis within the fields of aquaculture, power and ecological rehabilitation.
Of their speeches, the presidents of the colleges emphasised the strategic and historic nature of the settlement because it opens a window to a significant partnership between Morocco and Israel.
The establishments launched their pupil alternate program final summer season during which 5 college students from Morocco transferred to BGU to take the month-long International Well being summer season course.
The course has been working yearly for seven years, and college students from India, China, the US and extra have attended this course in the course of the years.
“This yr, we had the prospect to incorporate additionally Moroccan college students,” BGU confirmed to The PIE Information.
“They had been all doctorate college students,” BGU defined. The scholars “had been first chosen by their residence universities and utilized for this system”.
“Then, an instructional committee reviewed their profiles and all different candidates and solely college students with the requested educational background had been admitted to this system,” BGU stated.
This system, in line with BGU, combines classroom research, skilled area journeys, and a one-week practicum. College students study numerous features of world well being decision-making, equivalent to globalisation, ethics, migration, and case research like the worldwide impression of Covid-19, local weather change, AIDS, psychological well being, and extra.
As well as, college students obtain a radical social program together with journeys across the nation and the Negev area, social actions with different worldwide college students, educational and common orientation session upon arrival.