The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary and the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy organized a forum on January 18, 2024, in coordination with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, to encourage bilateral U.S.-Algerian research partnerships. The event, entitled “Partnerships of the Future: Forging U.S.-Algeria STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] Educational and Research Networks,” enhanced scientific exchange and dialogue and facilitated university collaboration between the two countries.
The event brought together Algerian Directors of Research Institutes and Vice Presidents of Research with four U.S. universities’ Vice Presidents of Research from Miami University in Ohio, James Madison University in Virginia, Boise State University in Idaho, and Old Dominion University in Virginia. U.S. government representatives also joined to discuss the role of scientific partnership, technology, and innovation in the global economy.
At the closing ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Aubin stated, “University partnerships in the STEM fields- such as we are building through this initiative- strengthen institutional collaboration, and advance research globally.” She also expressed appreciation for the Algerian government’s collaboration to advance scientific research and academic exchange between Algeria and United States, adding “The United States and Algeria greatly value scientific partnership.”
The Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of State serves as a central bridge between the vast science and technology community in the United States and researchers and academics throughout the world.