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In line with the Med-EcoSuRe project's commitment to knowledge exchange and best practices, An-Najah National University organized a research visit to the National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT) from November 15 to 17, 2022.


The primary objectives of the visit were to observe and learn from the technologies implemented at ENIT, share the technologies applied at An-Najah National University, understand regional nuances, and explore opportunities to replicate sustainable energy practices based on local laws and capacities.

Dr. Imad Brik, the Project Manager in Palestine, engaged in discussions at the Faculty of Engineering at Al-Manar University, exploring potential research collaborations and joint graduate programs with Tunisian universities. Dr. Brik also delivered a lecture to doctoral and master’s students, shedding light on An-Najah University’s experience in transitioning to clean energy, replacing energy purchased from Qatar Airways.

During a visit to Al-Manar University's energy laboratories, an agreement was reached to enhance collaboration, allowing doctoral students at An-Najah University to benefit from these facilities.

Dr. Brik extended his visit to the Italian Medric Center for Renewable Energy, exploring the possibility of a cooperation agreement with the university. Plans for the center's director to visit Palestine for signing the collaboration agreement were discussed.

The visit included exploration of solar cell testing laboratories, with discussions on the potential establishment of a similar laboratory on An-Najah University's campus facilitated by the International Grants and Projects Center.

The team visited the Technological Pole of Tunisia, reviewing models of integrating scientific research into research centers and discussing the implementation of innovative ideas. The potential for joint projects with the International Grants and Projects Center at An-Najah National University was agreed upon.

The Med-EcoSuRe project team at ENIT and the Mediterranean Renewable Energy Centre (MEDREC) showcased renovation actions at the National Engineering School of Tunis. These actions include the development of a micro-grid platform (SMARTNESS), a rooftop photovoltaic power plant, refurbishment of the energy laboratory pilot, rooftop insulation of the administration building, and a scaled-up micro-grid.

Additionally, Dr. Brik presented An-Najah University's long-term strategy for renovation projects within the Med-EcoSuRe framework, highlighting renewable energy solutions such as grid-tied photovoltaic power plants, solar trees, and solar-powered parking.

A conference for graduate students at ENIT provided insights into An-Najah University's strategies and solutions developed within the Med-EcoSuRe project, emphasizing the potential replication of actions in selected pilot projects.

Furthermore, visits were organized to the Technical Center for Mechanical and Electric Industries and Technopole Borj Cedria in Tunis, where ongoing projects and research activities were shared. Focus areas included promoting research results, introducing university courses in high-potential employment areas in the energy sector, and deploying photovoltaic systems in residential and university buildings.

These collaborative efforts aim to bring about sustainable energy solutions and contribute to the employability of young graduates in the energy sector, aligning with the goals of the Med-EcoSuRe project.


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