Emirates Scientists Council holds 1st meeting, explores advanced science agenda

DUBAI, The newly reshuffled Emirates Scientists’ Council, ESC, held its first meeting to discuss the National Agenda for Advanced Science 2031 and the 2021 Advanced Science Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,.

Chaired by Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, the meeting outlined the primary scientific goals to be achieved over the course of the next three years in order to establish a solid scientific infrastructure in the UAE. Both the Agenda and the Strategy seek to embrace advanced sciences in the development and creation of solutions to future challenges, and to support the government’s efforts to achieve the objectives of the Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan.

“The National Agenda for Advanced Science 2031 and the 2021 Advanced Science Strategy are key components in the plan to bolster the UAE’s standing in global scientific spheres,” asserted Al Amiri, adding that the Emirates Scientists’ Council is committed to “harnessing the knowledge and experience of its member to propel the UAE to the fore among developed countries, as well as to employing scientific research and outcomes to ensure the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation and its future generations.”

She expressed her appreciation for the confidence that H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has placed in the recently reshuffled council, which brings together prominent and knowledgeable UAE experts. The Council members will keep the UAE science sector in pace with the latest advancements at the global level, which, in turn, will catalyse the UAE’s progress in this sector.

The meeting also debated the Council’s scope of work and upcoming projects in advanced sciences. Members also discussed the second edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence, which is the highest national honour for accomplished scholars and scientists. The Council looked into the latest developments in the global scientific arena, examining ways to employ them to the benefit of the community, and to inspire a new generation of young Emirati scientists.

Source: Emirates News Agency