November 30, 2021

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Le Matin – UM6P launches a discussion on the latest technologies in the service of science

Hisham Al-Habti, President of the Mohammed VI University of Applied Arts. NS. saury

By being open to scientific developments in the digital age and artificial intelligence, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) aims to democratize access to cutting-edge scientific production by citizens, decision makers and opinion makers. Thus, thinking is launched to create an ecosystem that students, researchers and university professors can benefit from.

The first edition of the “Scientific Days” of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), on November 10 and 11, 2021 in Benguerir, brought together renowned international experts to discuss the latest scientific trends in the fields of health, digital, artificial intelligence or even space.

An opportunity to spark global thinking about scientific developments in the digital age and make them available to the general public. “UM6P has worked since its opening in 2017 to nurture an environment of constructive thinking on key societal issues in relation to scientific advancement.

After the organization of the Science Week at the beginning of November, the Scientific Days constitute a new stage after several years of efforts to democratize access to advanced scientific production by citizens, decision-makers and opinion makers”, as indicated by its President Hisham L. Hebti.

Noting that this meeting will allow the emergence of an interdisciplinary reflection that can benefit students, researchers and university professors. The Scientific Days also made it possible to strengthen the links between UM6P and international research institutions, in particular the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France.

Morocco and France enjoy a long-standing relationship of friendship and scientific cooperation. The Kingdom has the most joint research structure with the National Center for Scientific Research on an African scale and we are convinced that we can go further. Antoine Petit, President and CEO of CNRS, said that the idea today is to co-create research programs with UM6P in different areas, such as artificial intelligence.

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The same story with the Honorary Ambassador of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Jean-Yves Le Gall, who recalled the important achievements of Morocco in the field of space. Morocco now has two satellites that were put into orbit two years ago, and has two research centers in this field. He stressed that this shows that the Kingdom has a real space policy and that it will continue to develop.

The first “Science Days” were distinguished by the diversity of the speakers’ areas of specialization (digital technology, medicine, genetics, space exploration, neuroscience, ethics, research and innovation), which will help promote holistic thinking in the contemporary world. Scientific development and its consequences for human societies.