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Meeting “The role of the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology in the international dimension towards developing Science and Technology in Palestine” PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 March 2011 23:45

 

On 8 January 2007, the Academy held a meeting, titled “The role of the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology in the international dimension towards developing S&T in Palestine", at PALAST's premises in Ramallah.

The Academy was much honored to have Professor. Dagfinn Føllesdal, Professor at Stanford University and former President of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, and Professor Sari Nuseeibah, President of Al-Quds University, as the keynote

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IAP Water Program PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:46

 

The regional workshop “integrated water resources management “was held in Amman, Jordan from the period of 7 -9 march 2007. It was organized by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) of Jordan and Inter Academy Panel (IAP),

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Kick off meeting of Mediterranean Information Society Technologies Project (MED-IST) PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:47

The Academy, being the main Palestinian partner of the project, has participated in the kick-off meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership project, which took place in Cairo, Egypt, from 12 to 13 February 2007.

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MED-IST Consultation Workshop in Palestine PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:49

MED-IST Consultation Workshop in Palestine

Under the Auspices of His Excellency Kamal Hasonah, Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology to the Palestinian National Authority, Palestine Academy for Science and Technology organized a Consultation Workshop for the MED-IST project ”MEDITERRANEAN INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES” on 22 November, 2007 that took place at the City Inn Hotel in Al-Bireh city.

 

 

The Academy presented the overall objectives and aims of the Med-IST project on behalf of PLANET, followed by a presentation on the Palestinian ICT Strategy , which was presented by Mr. Jamil Zagharneh on behalf of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, followed by Dr. Radwan Tahboub, Director of Friends of Fawzi Kawash IT Center of Excellence (FFKITCE) at the Palestine Polytechnic University who gave a presentation regarding the “IT Centers of Excellence Role in Developing the ICT Sector in Palestine”.
Finally, Palestine Academy for Science and Technology summarized the analysis of the information gathered from the Scoping Questionnaire for the Establishment of National ICT Research Priorities for the Future Palestine-EU Research Collaboration. This Questionnaire was disseminated to all ICT Stakeholders in Palestine and its main objective was to identify those priorities that have a high potential of future collaboration within the European Framework Program 7 for Research and Development (FP7). These will reflect the interests and needs of the individual Mediterranean Partner countries as well as the region as a whole, and will be identified through dialogue with the key stakeholders in the countries, such as research organizations, policy makers and administrators, the ICT industry, etc.

The Questionnaire contained a set of seven questions directed to the wider ICT research community and included the following five parts - Part 1: Personal Background Information; Part 2– Identifying the Current Research Landscape; Part III – Future Threats and Challenges; Part IV – Future ICT Research Priorities; and Part V – Additional Information.

The outcomes of the consultation workshop included

  • A clear and up-to-date picture of the ICT research capacities of Palestine in the terms of FP7.

  • An overview of current strengths and weaknesses of the national ICT research systems.

  • The identification of key future challenges to be faced in Palestine.

  • A list of ICT priorities for Palestine.

    The results will be analyzed and used to develop

  • A Strategic Research Agenda for Palestine, reflecting the Information Society Technology (IST) priorities of Palestine in relation to the priorities within the FP7 ICT theme for the period of the coming five years

  • A Policy Paper with “Recommendations for shaping EU scientific co-operation with the MPC Region in the field of ICT research: 2007-2013”

Under the Auspices of His Excellency Kamal Hasonah, Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology to the Palestinian National Authority, Palestine Academy for Science and Technology organized a Consultation Workshop for the MED-IST project ”MEDITERRANEAN INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES” on 22 November, 2007 that took place at the City Inn Hotel in Al-Bireh city.

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The MED-IST 2nd Plenary meeting in Amman PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:50
The Academy took part in the 2nd Meeting of the Med-IST project which took place in Amman, Jordan, from 22 to 23 April 2007, where the key issues discussed during the meeting included a scoping Questionnaire for the establishment of the national ICT Research priorities in addition to the future Palestine-EU Research Collaboration,
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Medibtikar workshop in R&D and Innovation Statistics PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:52

 

The Academy participated in the Medibtikar workshop which took place in Amman, Jordan, from 23 to 25 April 2007. The project Medibtikar is supported by the European Commission and seeks to promote the development of the innovation systems in the MEDA region and to provide the MEDA countries with new instruments regarding competitiveness and innovation, in addition to reinforcing their development in order to achieve a good level of services and to create an effective link between research and industry.

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MED-IST Consultation Workshop in Amman PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:54


The Academy took part in the Med-IST Consultation workshop which took place in Amman, Jordan on the 4th of September, 2007,

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Science Academies and Councils of the Middle East Region, Fourth Leadership Meeting, Seville- Spain, 22 March 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:58

The leaders of the Science Academies and Councils of the Middle East Region met up with the U.S. National Academies in Seville, Spain on March 22nd, 2007.

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The PEACE Programme, International Conference on Research evelopment in Palestinian Universities UNESCO, Paris, 4-5 November 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 13:00

PALAST took part in the Seventh session of the General Assembly meeting of the PEACE (Palestinian European American Cooperation in Education) program that took place on the premises of UNESCO in Paris/France during 5-6 November, 2007. In its capacity as a national institute, PALAST had presented the Science Fund initiative that is directed mainly to the networking of researches pertaining to the Palestinian institutions, in addition to providing the national means for conducting directive researches.

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