Al-Quds University to receive an award of lab equipment and supplies that will advance scientific research and teaching
Instrumental Access makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies available to university departments and research institutes in developing countries. It is the flagship program of Seeding Labs, a US-based NGO working to empower every scientist to transform the world.
The Biomedical Center Complex at Al-Quds University was chosen for the Instrumental Access award after a rigorous and competitive selection process that receives and evaluates applications from institutions around the world. To be considered, applicants outline the ways that an infusion of scientific equipment would remove barriers to STEM education and research at their institution—paving the way for new avenues of scientific inquiry and expanding hands-on opportunities for students.
Equipment provides a foundation for other critical resources that allow scientists to generate new knowledge, leverage sustainable funding, and better prepare university students for the scientific workforce and innovation economy.
To date, the Instrumental Access program has catalyzed scientific innovation at more than 100 universities and institutions in 36 developing countries. The equipment has:
- created hands-on STEM learning opportunities for more than 100,000 students, who have access to Instrumental Access equipment in practical lab sessions and thesis research
- catalyzed research projects with $7.2 million of new funding across 34 universities
- given more than 2,000 scientific staff at 85 university departments broader research horizons, thanks to availability of more equipment
About Al-Quds University
Al-Quds University is a leading educational and research institution and a pioneer in teaching health sciences, such as medicine and the various health professions in Palestine. It was initially founded in 1948 as part of a humanitarian initiative led by the Jerusalemite Hind Al-Husseini who established a kindergarten in the city of Jerusalem for orphans. This kindergarten later developed, expanded, and multiplied its centers until it became a large university with over 13,000 students, 15 academic colleges distributed across 5 branches in the West Bank.
About Seeding Labs
Seeding Labs is a Boston-based NGO that empowers every scientist to transform the world. Seeding Labs has built a coalition of more than 190 public and private sector partners to provide scientists in developing nations with lab equipment, training, and opportunities to collaborate with experts in their field and to use these vital resources to improve education, research, and economic development.
As of April 2021, Seeding Labs has shipped 293 tons of lab equipment to 90 institutions in 36 countries around the world. Additional information on Seeding Labs and Instrumental Access is available at http://seedinglabs.org/; on Facebook at Facebook.com/SeedingLabs; and on Twitter at @SeedingLabs.