Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
The signing of the Israel-Egypt Cultural Accords in February 1982 was followed by the opening of the Israel Academic Center in Cairo just three months later.
The Israel Academy manages and operates the Center with the help of a Board which includes representatives of all Israeli universities, the Israel Oriental Society and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most of the Center's budget is supplied by the PBC. The Center has a 14,000 volume library and other scholarly facilites. It hosts Israeli scholars and students who visit Egypt to conduct research or lectures; and it is the hub of an extensive network of contacts and other joint activities. Professor Rachel Galun, a Director of Regional Scientific Cooperation, helps to encourage new activities and document existing ones.
The main functions of ASRT, which was founded in 1948, are to support research directed towards solving critical national issues; encourage application of modern technology; formulate policies to strengthen linkages between science and technology organizations; foster basic research and support research institutions; and advance international relations in science and technology.
Since 1986, the Academy has been with the Minister of State for Scientific Research, the official spokesman for ASRT activities before the political and legislative authorities.
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