A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Abdus Salam ICTP and EBASI has been created. This document formalizes already extant mechanisms which allow ICTP and EBASI to participate jointly in synergistic scientific and technical collaborations among physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technologists from America and Europe and their counterparts from developing countries, especially Africa.
The collaborative venture established by this document provides for comprehensive and multi-disciplinary programs designed:
- To enhance the impact of science and technology on the sustainable development of the countries on the African continent;
- To increase the technical manpower pool working in Africa today by facilitating the training and education of African graduate students; and
- To support the further sustainable development of both academic and public institutions that focus on physical science and high-technology.
It is the intent of this Memorandum of Understanding that the efforts of EBASI and those of ICTP are to be further enhanced and synergistically correlated in the future.