Wednesday 20 March 2019

ESC hosts key session for budding Emirati scientists

DUBAI, February 27, 2018

The Emirates Scientists Council (ESC) organised a discussion session in collaboration with Emirates Foundation as part of its activities to mark UAE Innovation Month.

The session was attended by Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, and brought together a group of scientists, researchers and experts with the "Think Science" Ambassadors, said a statement from ESC.

The young ambassadors were briefed on the UAE’s latest achievements in scientific and academic fields, and introduced to the country’s successful track record of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, its distinguished policies in the fields of scientific research, and its pioneering vision to embrace cutting-edge technologies and tailor them to the needs of the community, it stated.

"The UAE believes in the capabilities of its young people and their potential to build the future of advanced science and meet the requirements of the next stage of development, where it will be imperative to embrace science and technology and tailor it to serve the UAE and everyone who lives here, and ensure its prosperity and wellbeing for the coming years," remarked Al Amiri.

"The UAE is a young country," said the minister, "and we place our full confidence in our young generation. The UAE Government is constantly formulating plans and strategies to provide young people with knowledge, in order to empower the scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow."

Emirates Foundation CEO Maytha Al Habsi said: "The UAE 2021 vision outlines the need for collaboration amongst all organizations to create a competitive knowledge-based economy, driven by innovative Emirati talent."

"Delivering this vision starts from strategic partnerships that aim to build an enabling environment to cultivate and nurture Emirati youth talents in science, technology innovation," stated Al Habsi.

"We are pleased to join efforts with the ESC on this important initiative and reaffirm our commitment as the National Foundation of the UAE, towards the development of a talent pool of future scientists in the fields of health, water, renewable and clean energy, space, technology and transportation," she added.-TradeArabia News Service

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