National Board for Scientific Research
The National Authority for Scientific Research is responsible for higher education and research. The National Board for Scientific Research is responsible for recruiting scientific and research expertise and coordinating between various research institutes in Great Jamihiriya. The main objective behind this is to maintain a reasonable level of scientific progress in accordance with a national scientific research policy which enables the carrying out of strategic studies as well as participation in building the infrastructure and upgrading production levels.
NBSR has been legally authorized to issue a principle document for scientific and technical policies for Great Jamihiriya and in doing so NBSR has been able to work on new plans and directions that keep it in pace with current technological and technical developments in addition to this NBSR has determined a number of scientific and technical indicators which should be taken into consideration in order to promote scientific research programmes. This has enabled NBSR to propose numerous mechanisms and means by which to fulfill its objectives such as alternative ways for financing scientific research. Moreover, NBSR has determined a number of priorities which reflect the strategies adopted at the national level in the field of scientific research and technical development.
Matouk Mohammed Matouk [Matoug or Matug] is the deputy prime minister and the head of the Libyan People's Committee for Scientific Research [Secretary of the National Board of Scientific Research [also known as the National Committee for Scientific Research and the National Academy of Scientific Research or the National Authority for Scientific Research].
In December 2003 Matouk was the interlocutor with the IAEA.
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