The Arab American University and the University of Paris 8 have completed the “Advanced Information Design” course for the master students in the Computer Science Program. As part of a cooperation program and project between the two universities, with the support of the French government.
The course included in-depth lectures in design and information mining in “Palestinian Heritage Sites as a Case Study,” field trips to work on creating digital information from archaeological sites and organize workshops for student groups with specialists in applications field. Both Prof. Khaldoun Zriq Head of the CITU laboratory at the University of Paris VIII, and Prof. Nassir Aldeen Bouhi Head of Informatics Master Program at the University of Paris VIII, gave the course.
The program coordinator, Dr. Amjad Rattrout pointed that this course aims to take the computer program to international level and enrich it with international expertise in the academic field, scientific research and modern technologies, and share experiences with international laboratories with their great reputation and value.
He explained, the academic and scientific relationship between the Arab American University and the University of Paris VIII resulted in a European-French project to fund practical and educational exchange in informatics and intelligent digital heritage field. As a result, the first scientific cooperation program was launched, resulting in creating the international conference on informatics and digital heritage and scientific papers during the past two years. While several scientific seminars were being held, the French delegation visits the Arab American University, to discuss topics of mutual interest which aim to raise the research levels in subjects related to the relevant master programs.