Dr. Ian Watson, _Reader in Applied Energy, University of Glasgow, visited Beirut Arab University to further develop the ongoing collaboration between the two universities. The collaboration started between Dr. El Darra and Dr. Watson, through their research project investigating decontamination of spices through novel combination of technologies. The preliminary results from this work look highly successful and they are beginning to develop and expand the research program.
As the College of Science and Engineering Internationalisation Dean, Dr. Watson also met with the dean Prof. Rajaa Fakhoury_ Dean of the Faculty of health sciences, Prof. Mayssah El Nayal_ Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, and Prof. Adel El Kordi_ Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, as well as the head of departments of the Faculty of Science. Opportunities for collaborative research, student exchange and the potential for joint Msc and PhD programmes were discussed.