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Posted: November 16, 2008
Abu Dhabi to set up nanotechnology research center
(Nanowerk News) Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research today (KUSTR) in Abu Dhabi announced it will set up a nanotechnology research center in collaboration with the Asian Nano Forum. The announcement was made during the 5th Asian Nano Forum Summit which started today in Abu Dhabi.
The 2-day summit, which is being organized by KUSTR at the National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi involves more than 30 delegates at a senior level from 14 countries in the Asian region.
The Summit provides an opportunity to set the strategic and economic directions for nanotechnology within the Asian region for the next decade. The summit will also involve keynote speeches and workshops delivered by experts with substantial achievements and influence in research and development in each economy.
The summit is organized with the technical support from the Asia Nano Forum (ANF) headquarters in Singapore and the sponsorship of the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat).
"Hosting this summit will provide a venue for us to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of other countries, and will be the start of much useful collaboration. We hope that this will be the initial step towards the establishment of nanotechnology research, development, and industry in the country," said Dr. Arif Al-Hammadi, Manager of KUSTR.
In parallel with the Summit, Khalifa University will also host in its Abu Dhabi Campus a workshop on Nanotechnology K-12 Education. The workshop is organized by the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) in collaboration with Taiwan. This UAE-Taiwan joint-workshop will invite about 15 Taiwanese university professors and school teachers to share with their UAE counterparts how they teach nanotechnology in elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools.