International Workshop on Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions Draws Experts from 10 Countries

International Workshop on Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions Draws Experts from 10 Countries

In a collaborative effort between the American University of Ras Al Khaimah and the Arab German Youth Academy for Sciences and Humanities (AGYA), a workshop on “Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions” brought together 20 speakers representing 10 countries.

Experts from Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates engaged in discussions covering diverse and innovative topics aimed at advancing sustainability efforts.

The workshop showcased a spectrum of ideas, ranging from sustainable infrastructure innovations and green agriculture practices to scaling photovoltaic energy and managing groundwater resources. Participants, including young individuals from various global universities, explored topics such as sustainable development in healthcare and the impact of nanotechnology.

Professor Stephen Wilhite, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, emphasized the importance of studying sustainability for the survival of the human race. He commended the participants for their optimistic contributions and highlighted the diverse range of innovative ideas presented.

Professor Ahmed Sakharah, Chairman of the workshop organizing committee, expressed optimism about the ongoing cooperation with AGYA. He noted the high standards and interdisciplinary nature of the topics discussed, bringing together experts from fields like architecture, engineering, biomedical sciences, and pharmaceuticals to address pressing sustainability issues.

The event also featured the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Renewable Energy Competition, providing a platform for undergraduate students to showcase research, exchange ideas, and enhance communication skills. Winners included Abu Dhabi University (first place), the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (second place), and the University of Sharjah (third place), each recognized for their innovative contributions to renewable energy concepts.

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