Video: Yassin Benimi
Farida El-Fassi, a university professor specializing in nuclear physics, was recently crowned, according to the “Alper Dogger Scientific Index”, 160th globally in the ranking of the world’s most influential researchers, and second in Africa. Arab world.
“The 24th Day” hosted an interview with El Fassi, discussing the crowning of her efforts, international recognition and the reality of scientific research in Morocco, as seen by the professor specializing in nuclear physics after 26 years of research. and studies, 19 of which she spent abroad.
Farida El Fassi proudly says that she is a pure product of the Moroccan university, as she was born in Larache, attended middle and high school in the same city, before moving to Tetouan to complete her university studies.
El Fassi, currently studying at the Faculty of Science at Mohammed V University in Rabat, went to Spain to complete his postgraduate studies in late 1995 and confirmed that he was involved in the “Atlas” science project. Two decades with the participation of 24 countries, including Morocco.
El Fassi obtained her doctorate in Spain and worked in international centers for scientific research in Europe, especially those specializing in nuclear research, before deciding to return to Morocco, concluding that her scientific path was too long. experience
The Moroccan researcher expressed pride in the Moroccans celebrating the crowning of two Moroccans in the international index of the most influential scientists and said that her crowning is a great honor for Morocco.
Regarding the reality of scientific research in Morocco, Farida El Fassi believes that Morocco needs to make more efforts to support scientific research, and called to engage in the scientific research process, which, as she says, “requires individual effort as well. As the support of the state.”
The researcher in nuclear physics believes that scientific research in Morocco faces many challenges, the most important of which is the weakness of skills.
Regarding the Moroccan brain drain, the researcher believes that Moroccan frameworks should pay attention and provide more opportunities to serve their country, stressing that one of the reasons for the brain drain is the lack of a suitable work environment. His responsibility, because in the end what matters is the interest of the country.
Farida El Fassi requested the support of scientific research centers in Moroccan universities, saying that the country’s prosperity depends on the support of scientific research and working conditions.
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