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ASREN Opens Branch in Bahrain

09-Apr-2012 | Source : | Visits : 7488
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MANAMA - As part of its regional expansion to support pan-Arab collaborative research and education projects and activities, the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) established its branch in Manama with plans to open more branches in the region.

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, ASREN chairman said:" ASREN has been founded in 2010 with an objective to establish an Arab regional network to interconnect existing Arab National R&E networks (NRENs) with each other and to their counterparts across the globe, and to act as a catalyst for e-Infrastructures in Arab countries where they are not yet available."

He added:"Today, we are strengthening our presence in the Gulf region with our first branch in Bahrain and soon we will establish more branches to cover major cities in the region as we believe we can contribute more to the educational sector there."

ASREN enables institutions to “boot up” and join the globalizing developed world, take advantage of online resources to reduce the costs of learning materials for learners; by using available research, academic and technical resources through a dedicated network with no need for duplicating investment, promote global collaboration, deploy the remote services such as distance learning, share human and material resources and lower the cost of R&E to produces better science and results.

Also provides educators, researchers, scientists and students the communication tools to help them compete and serve their nations in an increasingly interdependent world and a global economy.

ASREN was created as a legal entity under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID) to help secure sustainable e-Infrastructures across the Arab world.

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