Algerian Minister of Higher Education visited INL

January 16, 2014

The Algerian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mohamed Mebarki, accompanied by a group of representatives from Algerian Scientific and Educational Institutions, visited the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to explore the opportunity to establish scientific cooperation.

This visit is an opportunity to attract talented Algerian students and researchers to work with us at INL“, said Paulo Freitas, deputy director of INL. “We can provide a state of the art facility and benefit from the specific knowledge and know-how that Algeria can provide as a result of its more developed sectors such as the natural gas industry“.

The Spanish State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation, also present during the event, considered the visit to be of “extraordinary importance”. Carmen Vela underlined the commitment of both INL funding countries, Portugal and Spain, towards its international nature. INL’s international dimension, “has to go beyond its written Statues and become effective through real collaborations with other countries“, added Carmen Vela.

José Ferreira Gomes, Portuguese State Secretary for Higher Education, underlined the advantage of attracting foreign students and researchers to INL. “It is interesting for us to have young people developing their studies and research in our laboratories”.