Research in the Middle East and Africa: Overcoming the Barriers

Universities have always been, and will always be, centres for intellectual contribution and innovation that can drive change and have a great societal impact. Universities in the Middle East and Africa region are also striving to play this important role. However, their researchers face a great number of barriers, ranging from funding to language. These barriers have led to the undervaluation of their research output and 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 invited to discuss on the barriers to university research excellence faced by researchers in the Middle East and Africa. They are also encouraged to discover to overcome the challenges for the benefit of the region itself, and the wider world that surrounds them.