The Director of the University of Algiers 1, Professor Fares Mokhtari, said today, Wednesday, that Algerian universities are currently witnessing a major revolution in terms of digitization.
Mokhtari explained on the national radio that Algerian universities have supported the digital city in Constantine, which now possesses a technological university pole to house emerging institutions, and contains four hundred space in the service of innovative entrepreneurs.
Mokhtari explained that the digital city is concerned with the pedagogical and formative aspects, scientific research, innovation, and the economic environment and benefiting from it in training and financing research projects, as well as linking universities and economic institutions.
Professor Mokhtari highlighted that the bet lies in deepening artificial intelligence, referring to the establishment of the National House for Artificial Intelligence in the university tunnel hall in the capital. The house is a platform for creativity, and it will host the conference on artificial intelligence and its impact on the national economy.
The spokesman continued, “We seek to make universities a locomotive for local and national development,” adding that universities accommodate 94 business incubators at the national level, after it did not exceed 40 last September.
The director of the University of Algiers 1 explained that the aforementioned incubators accompany the emerging institutions, and establish the direction of the universities going to the labor market, pointing out that a training course was organized for incubator managers in the center, to enable them to crystallize ideas and accompany students and professors in the process of establishing institutions, and he noted the cooperation of universities with the sector. Private through several agreements.
In addition, Professor Mokhtari said that after 19 years have passed since the introduction of the Almedi system in 2004, there must be a moment of foresight for this system, especially with the necessity of moving the university to an economic impact, which requires a review of certain aspects of this system.
Professor Mokhtari noted that, in conjunction with the activation of the university’s modernization committee, it was proposed to reduce the number of fields from 84 to 38 departments, to adopt a double bachelor’s degree, in addition to the four-year proposal for a bachelor’s degree.
And the director of the University of Algiers 1 concluded that the university reform project is in the process of maturing, and it will be elaborated in national seminars later for a decision on it.
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