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Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Development, Dr. Majdi Owda is Hosted as a Guest Speaker at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom

Sunday, May 26, 2024

The University of Essex in the United Kingdom has hosted Dr. Majdi Owda, Dean of the Faculty of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the ֻưֱ and holder of the “UNESCO Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Development,” to deliver a lecture titled: Open Science for Sustainable Development: An International Perspective .

Dr. Owda's lecture touched upon the importance of open science in sustainable development. Thus, he provided an international perspective on the collaborative efforts needed to address global challenges. He also discussed the main areas of open science and relevant actors. He said: “Open science is not limited to academic communities and academic publications in open source journals and conferences, but also includes various scientific fields such as: open source libraries and various actors in society, starting from primary school students and their use of open source educational resources to major actors in society. Governments, bodies and local community institutions must adopt an open science policy.”

Dr. Owda touched upon the UNESCO recommendation regarding open science, its goals, its importance, and the necessity of global cooperation in order to achieve it. He also focused on the regional and global priorities for moving to open science environments in order to achieve sustainable development.

At the conclusion of the lecture, Dr. Owda highlighted the challenges the world faces at the international level to ensure that various countries work in a balanced manner to ensure cooperation in this important field.

Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Development, Dr. Majdi Owda is Hosted as a Guest Speaker at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom
Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Development, Dr. Majdi Owda is Hosted as a Guest Speaker at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom