Turkish, Syrian researchers to carry out joint projects

The "1st Turkey-Syria Scientific Researches Forum" held in the Syrian city of Aleppo ended on Thursday.

Turkish, Syrian researchers to carry out joint projects

The "1st Turkey-Syria Scientific Researches Forum" held in the Syrian city of Aleppo ended on Thursday.

The two-day forum was co-presided by Turkish State Minister Mehmet Aydin and his Syrian counterpart Ghiath Barakat.

Vice President Omer Anlagan of the Scientfic and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and President Ghassan Asi of the Syrian Higher Board of Scientific Researches signed the conclusion paper of the forum.

Speaking to A.A, Anlagan said Turkish and Syrian researchers would soon carry out joint projects.

Anlagan said researchers developed the mechanisms needed to build cooperation during their gathering in Aleppo, adding they would discuss concrete project proposals in the upcoming forum in Turkey in May.

TUBITAK's vice president said the joint projects would be mainly related to biotechnology, seismology, energy and agriculture.

Project proposals from both countries should be submitted until May 1, Anlagan said.

Anlagan also said that TUBITAK was ready to give training support to its Syrian counterpart, adding Syrian researchers willing to pursue PhD studies could benefit from the institution's scholarships.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Mart 2010, 11:30

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