Environmental issues will be addressed by the U of Haifa, Zayed U through a memorandum of understanding

The University of Haifa in Israel and the Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on environmental issues with joint research between professors and students from the institutions.

The agreement was signed in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday by the president of the University of Haifa, Professor Ron Robin and the Minister of Culture and Youth of the United Arab Emirates, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, with the Israeli ambassador to the Emirates. United Arab Emirates, Amir Hayek, and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Israel, Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja, both present.

This new cooperative agreement will see joint research in a variety of fields, including natural resource management, education, and marine sciences, and will also conduct exchange programs for conferences, workshops, and seminars.

“In the wake of many common challenges humanity faces as we grapple with the climate crisis, this kind of academic cooperation is a way to preserve what we all call home – the planet,” Robin said at the ceremony.

This partnership “will create cross-border opportunities for students, teachers and the region as a whole,” Al Kaabi said. “Together, we can lead innovation in food and water safety, marine science and environmental sustainability.”

University of Haifa President Professor Ron Robin introduces the University’s memorandum of understanding agreement with Zayed University of the United Arab Emirates. (credit: UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA)

The signing, which comes before the 50th anniversary of the University of Haifa and after the 50th anniversary of the Zayed University, is the latest academic cooperation agreement signed by Israeli and Emirati institutions following the normalization of ties between the two countries in 2020. through the Abrahamic Accords.


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