HomeAbout usPartnersinstitutions22. Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRT)-Tunisia

MHESRT is responsible and supervise the National programmes on Scientific Research. MHESRT, through a specific research directorate general, supports the execution of research programmes inside research laboratories and units through the softening of procedures outlining the use of allocated funds to scientific activities of these structures.

Other relevant tasks are: the promotion of innovation and technological development by supporting innovative firms and underlining the results of research, strengthening partnership between research structures and firms, and giving birth to an ambitious programme for the setting-up of technoparks and nurseries of firms.

MHESRT aims also towards the mobilisation of financial resources coming from the public and private sectors, and international cooperation to the benefit of the sector.

MHESRT is also involved in the adoption of measures that would further involve Tunisian scientific competencies abroad in the identification, execution and evaluation of research programmes of priority.

International cooperation

Finally, through the international cooperation directorate general participates in the research and innovation policy dialogue within MoCo.  It also participated in several EU project within FP6 (EUROMEDANET, FOODNCO, PROMEDACCESS, IDEATLIST and ERAMED) and is an active partner of MIRA and Bilat project ETC supported by FP7.


The Centre of Biotechnology of Borj-Cedria(CBBC), which is involved in ARIMNet2, undertakes specific research on technology transfer and consulting activities in the field of biotechnology (environment, plant, bacteria...).

These research activities aim in particular to the:

§Establishment of biotechnological methodologies to improve the crop’s tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses,

§enhancement of biological agricultures resources,

§environmental preservation, and

§exploitation and improvement of local genetic resources.

 

The Centre of Biotechnology of Borj-Cedriais part of the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique.

 

International cooperation

The Centre is actively participating in several Scientific Networks in Africa, Europe, Asia and America (IPGRI- ICARDA- OIV- NEPAD- ICBA- ABFuGEN- AQUARIZ- COST, Biocircle, EMAP, Health Food for Life). These activities are more particularly carried out within the framework of several research projects, namely 11 European research projects and 21 International bilateral projects.

  

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
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