A partnership agreement to strengthen research and education has been signed between the regional council of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco’s higher education and research ministry and three Rabat universities.
The regional council has budgeted MAD20 million (US$2 million) for 2016-17 under the contract which covers several projects to develop the region, reported Libération of Casablanca.
The three universities involved in the deal are Mohammed V, Ibn Tofaïl de Kénitra and the Université Internationale de Rabat.
The contract concerns setting up professional education in prototyping, plastics manufacturing and metallurgy; support for applied research in the automotive and aeronautical industries, water treatment, renewable energies and environmental conservation; and studies and research in the economic, cultural and social sectors.
There are also projects linked to regional development and scientific research, according to the Maghreb Agence de Presse, reported Libération.
The agreement also supports projects for incubating and creating innovation companies resulting from research and patents, support and development of education and continuing education programmes for councillors and public sector workers in the region’s local authorities, and participation in devolved international development projects in relevant areas.
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