Higher education: using the electronic signature, as of January 2, 2023

The higher education and scientific research sector will begin, as of next January 2, to use the electronic signature, according to a statement made, today, Tuesday, by the Minister of higher education and scientific research, Kamel Baddari.

Addressing the press on the sidelines of the inauguration of a sub-institution of an economic nature at the Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urbanism, Mr. Baddari announced that “as of January 2, the electronic signature will be used,” considering that this step will be “an important leap forward for the sector in the field of digitizing its governance.”

In the same context, the minister added that his sector had prepared a “digital master plan consisting of 102 digital projects or programs, with the aim of reaching zero paper,” noting that the Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urbanism is paper posters free thanks to the use of modern methods in its operations, whether inside or outside the institution.

Regarding the inauguration of the school’s first sub-studies office, the minister confirmed that this establishment will be followed by “establishing other studies offices in several universities.”

Mr. Baddari stated that this inauguration comes within the framework of the directive of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to grant academic freedom to universities in order to establish commercial studies offices, and thus “consider scientific research and innovation as essential elements for economic development”, as well as within the framework of the school’s orientation towards entrepreneurship in addition to training and scientific research, and thus “getting closer to the economic and social environment and innovative use and creativity are an important element in technological transformation.”

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