As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), students from Hungary will attend university in Morocco for 10 months in order to learn Arabic.
Rabat – Morocco inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hungary to boost academic cooperation and scientific research. The MoU also aims to strengthen economic and social development in the two countries.
The two countries signed the MoU on Monday, November 25, in Budapest. The agreement outlines the mechanisms and conditions to deepen academic cooperation in the fields of higher education and scientific research.
The MoU also seeks to enable the establishment of study programs and training sessions, the teaching of Hungarian language and culture in Moroccan higher education institutions, and the Arabic language and Moroccan culture in Hungarian universities.
The two countries hope that the agreement will facilitate the development of joint programs in scientific research and technology transfer and encourage the exchange of teachers and research students between the two countries.
As part of the academic cooperation Morocco will welcome 35 Hungarian students for a ten-month training course in the Arabic language at Moroccan universities as well as in other subjects, between 2020 and 2022.
Under the MoU, both countries will organize an Academic Forum, the first of which will be held in Budapest, and the second in Rabat.
Morocco and Hungary will also launch of projects in the areas of higher education and scientific research related to agriculture, atomic energy, the automobile industry, the management of water resources, art, and information technologies.
Both parties agreed to cooperate on the basis of equality and mutual benefit in order to share the results and protect the intellectual property rights of scientific research carried out in accordance with the relevant laws and the systems in force in both countries.
The Hungarian minister of innovation and technology, Laszlo Palkovics, and the Moroccan ambassador to Hungary, Karima Kabbaj attended the signing ceremony. A Moroccan delegation led by the minister delegate in charge of higher education and scientific research, Driss Ouaouicha, also attended.
Officials from the ministry of national education, vocational training, higher education and scientific research, as well as deans, presidents and directors of several Moroccan universities, faculties and institutes were all present at the signing.