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The result of the final qualifies of the international competition in Madrid – Spain was announced under supervision of Dr. Mahmoud Sakr the President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Dr. Hossam Othman on behalf of the Minister of Communication.

Dr. Mahmoud Sakr the President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology highlighted the support of the Ministry of Higher Education with 100 thousand EGP as a fund for travel cost, also the National Agency for Communication provided (Business Tablets)  to the students.

Dr. Hisham Gaber the AU Vice-President for Education and Students Affairs said that the participation in this event is an evidence that the Egyptian youth is able to develop the country as we have creative students in all fields.

Dr. Abdel Aziz Konswa; the Vice-President of Alexandria University declared that the university will establish an academy for robots to convert ideas into real projects. He indicated that the competition is a knowledge based construction of the students as Egypt needs an economy based on knowledge to achieve development and progress in all fields.

Dr. Said Allam; Dean of the faculty of Engineering  pointed out that is the first time the university to host this type of competitions to embrace youth and launch their energies in order to develop innovative projects on land and get rid of all landmines in Egypt.

Eng. Mohamed Aboud; the Manager of HADATH company and President of the competition declared that the company concerned by implementing of programs to develop local and Arab communities in cooperation with the Ministry of Communication and the best universities in and out Egypt. 

The ceremony was attended by Dr. Osama Ismail; the President of Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Ahmed Basem Al Kerdany; the Command General of North Region, Eng. Gamal Abdel Atey; the Director of Gelcom Company, Dr. Omar Farouk; the Assistant of the President  of Scientific Research Academy and number of the faculty members in the university.

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Alexandria University President Dr. Essam El Kurdi and Mrs. Windy Feirman the General Consul of UK attended the signing of the agreement of the international program between the Faculty of Commerce and the International Academy for Researches and Advanced Studies Peirson, Uk. The agreement was signed by Dr. El Sayed El Siefy; Dean of the faculty and Mr. Kareem El Safty; the regional manager of the International Academy for Researches and Advanced Studies in the Middle East.Alexandria University President Dr. Essam El Kurdi and Mrs. Windy Feirman the General Consul of UK attended the signing of the agreement of the international program between the Faculty of Commerce and the International Academy for Researches and Advanced Studies Peirson, Uk. The agreement was signed by Dr. El Sayed El Siefy; Dean of the faculty and Mr. Kareem El Safty; the regional manager of the International Academy for Researches and Advanced Studies in the Middle East.Dr. Kurdi declared that this agreement is the first one in the Egyptian universities that should promote the Faculty of Commerce to the level of international colleges. It also shall develop the competency and innovative skills of the students as it allow the student to complete the study in one of 120 colleges in UK. Dr. El Sayed El Siefy said that the agreement shall open new horizons in labor market for the students and provide many advantages for the students of the Faculty of Commerce as the student will obtain one certificate from AU and another one from British university under the agreement. He added that the agreement is active from September 2018 for the students of first, second and third group only, while the fourth group students will benefit from another scholarship of graduate studies at low cost.Mr. Kareem El Safty expressed his proudness that his institution is a part of this agreement as it should enhance the quality of higher education in the Egyptian universities and provide job opportunities for graduates as they will hold international university certificates from UK. He added that the agreement supports the strategic trend of the Egyptian government within 2030 Vision.Mrs. Windy Fierman expressed her happiness of the agreement as it reflects the continuous support of the British government to the Egyptian government to develop the higher education sector.Mr. Ahmed Ismail; the regional Manager of Peirson in North Africa said that the agreement will convert the Faculty of Commerce to a regional center to attract foreign students to AU as it will confer accredited certificates from UK in collaboration with international institutions.   

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Dr. Essam El Kurdi the President of Alexandria University signed a cooperation protocol with Dr. John Larson, the President of Ocean County College in New Jersey, USA. The protocol shall activate the system of community colleges in Egypt. The meeting was attended by Dr. Mohamed Hamza; the Egyptian Culture Advisor in USA, members of the Trustees Council of Ocean County College, Dr. Hatem Akel; the Vice President of Ocean College for Remote Education and International Affairs, Dr. Maysa Abu Youssef Heyward, the Vice President of Ocean for International Affairs and all AU deans.Dr. Essam El Kurdi the President of Alexandria University signed a cooperation protocol with Dr. John Larson, the President of Ocean County College in New Jersey, USA. The protocol shall activate the system of community colleges in Egypt. The meeting was attended by Dr. Mohamed Hamza; the Egyptian Culture Advisor in USA, members of the Trustees Council of Ocean County College, Dr. Hatem Akel; the Vice President of Ocean College for Remote Education and International Affairs, Dr. Maysa Abu Youssef Heyward, the Vice President of Ocean for International Affairs and all AU deans.Dr. Kurdi declared that the protocol will be the first step to activate community colleges in Egypt. This system will grant certificate to the students upon studying for two years then complete their study in Au or one of American colleges for another two years. This system will grant the student three certificate, the first certificate after two years from Ocean College, another one after studying in AU for 4 years and the last one from one of USA universities like the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The students can also perform graduate studies in American universities.

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Under auspices of the President of Alexandria University Dr. Essam El Kurdi, the first round of the international competition of Landmine Monitoring in collaboration with HADATH Organization for Creation and Entrepreneurship and the Association of  Electrical Engineers. Also, the Egyptian Agency of Communication is the strategic partner with participation ofa teams from the universities; Alexandria, Helwan, Zagazig, Banha, Menofia, Tanta, El Menia, AUC and many other universities.Under auspices of the President of Alexandria University Dr. Essam El Kurdi, the first round of the international competition of Landmine Monitoring in collaboration with HADATH Organization for Creation and Entrepreneurship and the Association of  Electrical Engineers. Also, the Egyptian Agency of Communication is the strategic partner with participation ofa teams from the universities; Alexandria, Helwan, Zagazig, Banha, Menofia, Tanta, El Menia, AUC and many other universities.AU vice-President for Education and Students Affairs Dr. Hisham Gaber in his opening speech stressed the importance of the competition as Egypt comes second among the countries with the highest number of landmines of 23 million left behind the wars in the 20th century.Dr. Abdel Aziz Konswa, the Vice President of AU for Community Service and Environment Development underlined the role of the university and the civil community in supporting the youth and creative ideas using modern technology to convert it to real projects can be implemented and help the government to eliminate the landmines from the north coast and achieve sustainable development there.The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering said that the faculty participated in many international competitions and achieved superior places. He wished success to all participants.Eng. Mohamed Aboud the Director of HADATH Organization said that the competition idea is to design robots to discover landmines above and underground. He added that the best 10 teams from universities and 8 teams from pre-university level will selected by the end of the day, then three teams will be qualified to the finals in Madrid in next October.

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During his visit to Ocean County College in New Jersey-USA, Dr. Essam El Kurdi the president of Alexandria University met with the Minister of Higher Education in New Jersey, Dr. John Larson the Rector of the university, Dr. Hatem Akel the Vice President of the university for remote education and Dr. Maysa Abu Youssef Hayward the Dean of Global Outreach.

Dr. Kurdi presented a brief explanation on Alexandria University and its role inside and outside Egypt. He also spoke about the cooperation agreement with Ocean University to activate the system of community colleges. He indicated that the new programs are designed according to the actual requirements of the labor market. He also underlined the current and future chances of cooperation with Ocean College to exchange students and faculty members.

The Minister of Higher Education praised the initiative of Ocean College to sign international protocols of cooperation especially with Egypt.