American Chemical Society donates books to Sana’a University [Archives:2006/915/Local News]

January 26 2006

SANA'A, Jan. 25 – The American aAssociation of Yemeni Scientists and Professionals (AAYSP) held a scientific debate Jan. 24 at Sana'a University discussing the role of scientific, academic and non-governmental organizations in building Yemen's research capacities. The event also celebrated delivery of scientific books in various specializations to the university. The American Chemical Society donated the books to support research and higher education.

Sana'a University rector Dr. Saleh Ba-Sora discussed the university's role in scientific research activities. He affirmed the necessity of western care and help to developing countries, which helps resolve their social and educational problems, as well as uproot terrorism. He also highlighted university achievements in recent years, including publishing 25 books and improving university buildings and staff living conditions.

U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Thomas Krajeski affirmed America's commitment to develop scientific research in Yemen, emphasizing the bilateral social relations between Yemenis and Americans. He noted that scientific development often begins in universities, fueled by researchers' minds.

Krajeski said several programs are interested in academic research, such as the Fulbright Program, which sends American professors to teach in Yemen and sends Yemenis to the U.S. for qualification. The program also sends teenagers to study in the U.S., he added, noting that there are now 30 Yemeni teens studying there.

The ambassador mentioned that American institutes also teach Yemeni youth in America. He revealed that the U.S. will establish 24 projects to fight women's computer illiteracy, with businessmen participating in the project.

At the end of the debate, Krajeski delivered 32,000 books donated to the university by the American Chemical Society. The various books and references, worth $400,000, cover chemistry, medical and computer topics and include copies of periodicals in other subjects.