AECHE 4 is a conference of Euro-Arab university presidents and invited experts, devoted to higher education and research issues of common interest. This year's edition deals with doctoral training, research and the water, energy, food nexus.
The conference will explore how universities collaborate in research, addressing issues of high national, regional and global priority: water, energy, and the related environmental and sustainability challenges. In tackling these specific and strategic topics, the conference will discuss more generally the question how Arab and European universities can work closer together in promoting research and research based education, and will also explore relevant policy and funding frameworks. Involving university leadership along with policy makers, it will seek to provide concrete recommendations for policy making at inter-regional level.