Extended call for Speaker contributions (2 December): AECHE 4 Conference

UNICA, member of the AECHE Steering Committee, invites its members to constribute to the Fourth Arab-Euro Conference on Higher Education (AECHE 4): Research for sustainable societies – the role of universities, 24-26 April 2017, University Mohammad V, Rabat, Morocco



The Conference will focus on bi-regional research collaboration and capacity building between Arab and European universities in the fields of energy, water, food and environment. It will be preceded by a related workshop on doctoral education on 24 April.

Target audience

Representatives from the higher education community, in particular university and research leadership, policy makers and innovative industries.

Expected outcomes

  • recommendations for the Conference of Euro-Mediterranean Research Ministers, which takes place on 3-4 May 2017 in Malta.
  • ample opportunities for exchange and networking.


Call for speaking contributions **Extended deadline: 2 December**

University leadership engaged in strategic collaboration, as well as heads of doctoral/graduate schools, coordinators of bilateral research and capacity building projects, are invited to share their experiences and examples of good practice on:

  • research capacity building and research collaboration in water, energy, food and environment: inter- and multidisciplinary approaches in these areas, considering not only science and engineering, but also social sciences and humanities.
  • development trends in international research collaboration and doctoral education
  • cases studies, approaches and models for research collaboration, research capacity building and doctoral education, including aspects of partnership building, sustainability of relations, funding and alumni relations
  • experiences of international research networks
  • accessibility of scientific research results: Digitalisation and Open Science


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