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


The Israeli University of Haifa and the Zayed University of the United Arab Emirates have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on environmental issues with joint research between faculty and students of 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, in the presence the Ambassador of Israel to the United Arab Emirates Amir Hayek and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Israel Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja.

This new cooperation 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.

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

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

The President of the University of Haifa, Professor Ron Robin, presents the University’s Memorandum of Understanding with Zayed University of the United Arab Emirates. (credit: UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA)

The signing, which precedes the 50th anniversary of the University of Haifa and following the 50th anniversary of Zayed University, is the latest academic cooperation agreement signed by Israeli and Emirati institutions following the normalization of relations between the two. countries in 2020 thanks to the Abrahamic accords.

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