Poland signs scientific cooperation deal with Israel

The agreement will take effort in the beginning of 2014.

November 5, 2013 16:14
Bar-On and Rateizek shaking hands after signing memo of understanding.

Bar-On and Rateizek shaking hands after signing memo 370. (photo credit: courtesy of Science Ministry)

Israel, through the Science, Technology and Space Ministry, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday with Poland in the first-ever scientific cooperation effort between the two countries.

The agreement will take effect at the beginning of 2014.

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The signatories were ministry Director-General Bina Bar-On and Poland’s deputy science and education minister, Prof. Mark Rateizek. The president of Poland is currently visiting Israel.

The ministry said that in recent years Poland had made impressive advancements in scientific research and development.

The government in Warsaw has overseen 60 percent of the country’s national allocations for research and development – one of the highest rates in the world.

Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri invited Polish science officials to Israel during his June visit to Warsaw, where it was decided to deepen the scientific relationship between the two countries and prepare an agreement.

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