Promoting Research in the Middle East and Africa

Universities are centres for intellectual contribution and innovation that help drive change and impact society positively. Universities in the Middle East and Africa continue to strive to play these important roles. However, researchers in these regions face challenges ranging from funding, language and scope, which can lead to the undervaluation of their research output and sometimes limit their ability to contribute to global science.

At this conference, governmental officials, university administrators, directors of research centres, editors of academic journals, as well as young and expert researchers are all invited to discuss the barriers to university research excellence faced by researchers in the Middle East and Africa together with ways to overcome these challenges for the benefit of the region and the wider world.