Al-Quds Open University took part in a research trip to the “University of Ruse” in the Republic of Bulgaria. The visit was carried out as part of “BOOSTING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE IN PALESTINE (BENEFIT),” a project financed by the European Union under the “Erasmus+” program and led by Al-Quds Open University in collaboration with five Palestinian universities and four European universities.
The visit aimed at transferring modern agricultural technology, especially those related to precise and smart farming techniques, and encouraging participants to adopt and apply them in Palestine. The scientific trip included tours to a number of related laboratories and research centers, an artificial insemination center for sheep, and an apiary that uses smart farming techniques. The visit also included an administrative meeting for the project staff, during which the activities to be implemented during the project’s duration were discussed.
Dr. Aziz Salameh, the project coordinator, Dr. Jihad Igbaria, Mr. Wajdi Bisharat, and Mr. Muhammad Abu Khdeir, in addition to representatives from European and Palestinian universities participated in the scientific visit.