Economics Affairs

Sonatrach, Higher education ministry ink agreement on research and development

APS - 09 January 2017

 ALGIERS- Group Sonatrach and the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry on Monday inked a framework agreement on research and development.

The document was signed by Sonatrach director for research and development Azzedine Adjeb, and General Director for Scientific Research and Technological Development at the Ministry Hafid Aourag.

The agreement will allow the exchange of scientific and technological expertise, the common implementation of projects of research, development and innovation and the pooling of resources such as laboratories, research teams and the joint organization of scientific events, said Sonatrach in a statement.

Last July, this public oil group signed framework agreements with the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (the National Poly-technical School) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Management (the National High School of Management).

 These framework agreements will help Sonatrach's subsidiaries to benefit from the expertise and resources of these two major schools, in particular in the field of research and development.