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News EMUNI University and the Association of Arab Universities Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The President of EMUNI, Joseph Mifsud and Dr. Saleh Hachem - Secretary General - Association of Arab Universities  signed a memorandum of understanding to liaise activities in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean between Universities, students and academic and support staff.  This agreement will lead the way to a joint commission to develop practical and concrete activities of support and of internationalisation for universities wishing to cooperate on UFM projects.

Both EMUNI and the Association of Arab Universities ( agreed on the priority areas of the UFM and will be submitting a joint plan which can be utilised as a framework of cooperation.  In this context an ErasmusMediterranean and an Erasmus-like programme for Arab countries to partner the EU Erasmus  programme were also discussed specifically focusing on internationalisation and mobility of international support units at university, community and national levels.

Further meetings have been set to continue this discussion in EMUNI locations and in Jordan (where the Association of Arab Universities is located).

Present for the signature were also Prof. Dr. Amr El Adawy, President of Beirut Arab University, Dr. Hatem Alamy - President of the Modern University for Business and Science (Lebanon) and Prof. Nehale Fariid Mostapha, ENPI coordinator for EMUNI.    

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Source of information EMUNI
Geographical coverage Lebanon
News date 25/05/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH