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Dr. Abdelaziz Konswa, President of Alexandria University, congratulated Dr. Mohamed Lotfy, President of the British University in Cairo, for receiving an honorary doctorate from the British University of Sunderland. In appreciation of his professional career, his prominent role and his ongoing scientific efforts in the field of internationalization of higher education, and in appreciation of the achievements he achieved during his work at the University of Sunderland, and his professional and diverse achievements during his scientific history in the field of higher education for more than 30 years.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Mohamed Lotfy is a son of Alexandria University, where he was a member of the teaching staff at the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research. He traveled to obtain his doctorate from the University of Sunderland. After his graduation, he served as Director of the Department of International Education at the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom in 2008. He was also an associate professor in the Faculty of Science. Computer and technology.
Dr. Lutfi received an honorary doctorate from Sir David Bell, President of the University of Sunderland, in a solemn ceremony held on the university’s campus in England.
Dr. Mohamed Lotfy has a long historical record and a great scientific career during which he was able to prove his scientific merit and raise the name of Egypt high through his name, which has become listed in many positions. He is one of the youngest people to hold a leadership position in UK universities, and he is the former Vice-President of Cardiff Metropolitan University. in Wales as well as Coventry University in the United Kingdom. He also served as an advisor to the UK Higher Education Leadership Foundation, and a member of the Academic Council of its international leaders in higher education programme, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Dr. Mohammad Lotfy is also considered one of the most important professors of internationalization of higher education and the development of strategic partnership applications and community service locally, in addition to strategies for internationalizing universities internally and externally in more than 25 countries, some of them at the governmental level. These partnerships with universities, in different countries, included improving institutional cooperation in Education, teaching and community service, including developing programs for university leaders to implement reforms to higher education systems and international strategies in their universities, and with his extensive and well-known experience as a professor of internationalization from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, and a visiting professor in development and leadership at Euro-Asia University in China, He is a visiting professor at Coventry University in the United Kingdom, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the European Quality Assurance Authority, helped in this by his early participation in many projects, achievements and scientific platforms that help in the renaissance of higher education.

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Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, congratulated Dr. Hesham Saeed on the occasion of the issuance of the presidential decree appointing him as Vice President of the University for Postgraduate Studies and Research Affairs, wishing him success.
It is worth noting that Dr. Hesham Saeed graduated from the Faculty of Science in 1988 with distinction and honours. He was appointed as a teaching assistant at the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research in 1989. He obtained master’s and doctoral degrees and rose through the ranks of academic positions at the institute until he reached the position of dean of the institute in 2021. During his career, Dr. Saeed had many academic scholarships and scientific missions to European universities. He also participated in many training courses and post-doctoral studies organized by the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research. He also obtained three patents from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and participated in several of its research projects. Dr. Saeed has many research papers published in prestigious scientific journals.




Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, congratulated Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Wahban on the occasion of the issuance of the presidential decree to renew his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Science, wishing him success and continuous efforts to maintain the achievements of the faculty, stressing that all support and assistance will be provided to him for his success in performing his mission.
It is worth noting that Dr. Ahmed Wahban has been a member of the Economic Studies and Political Sciences Sector Committee of the Supreme Council of Universities since 2020. He is also a member of the jury of the International Politics Journal issued by the Al-Ahram Centre for Strategic Studies, and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Public Policy at the Information and Decision Support Centre of the Egyptian Cabinet. He received the State Encouragement Award in Economic and Legal Sciences from the Supreme Council of Culture in 2001. He has many published research papers and scientific books in his field of specialization.


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On Monday the 4th of December 2023, Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, received a delegation from Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages (ZYUFL) in China, headed by Dr. Fei Junqing, President of the University, to discuss ways of cooperation and sign a letter of intent in preparation for signing a joint protocol to enhance research and academic cooperation between both sides. The meeting was attended by Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of Alexandria University for Environmental Affairs and Community Service, Dr. Hisham Saeed, Acting Vice President of the University for Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Hani Khamis, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, as well as officials of the University’s Office of International Relations, and a delegation from the Faculty of Arts.
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In his speech, Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa stressed the university’s keenness to cooperate with Zhejiang Yuexiu University, and to prepare a protocol to enhance this cooperation, which includes receiving students from Zhejiang University to study for a year at Alexandria University and to study for two years by establishing a double degree with a 2+2 system for students at the bachelor’s level in accordance with the university governing rules.
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In addition, cooperation will include the exchange of professors with the Chinese Language Department at the Faculty of Arts and receiving Chinese students to study the Arabic language for foreigners through the Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Centre (TAFL), as well as cooperation at the postgraduate level and receiving students wishing to obtain master’s and doctoral degrees.
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For his part, Dr. Fei Junqing expressed his pleasure for being at Alexandria University and welcomed cooperation with the prestigious Alexandria University through a joint project with the Arabic Language Department at the Faculty of Arts, through sending Chinese students to study the Arabic language and Arab culture and cooperation in several different fields. He also called for a visit to Zhejiang Yuexiu University learn about the Arabic Language Department at the university.
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While the Faculty of Arts delegation reviewed the available opportunities provided by the Faculty to Chinese students through its Arabic and Chinese Language, as both departments witnessed a remarkable turnout this year from students due to their good international reputation in the People’s Republic of China. The Faculty of Arts representatives in the meeting explained that the Languages and Translation Unit provides a preparatory course and supplementary materials for Chinese students so that they can deal with the scientific material presented to them, and study Arabic grammar, rhetoric, literature, and Islamic studies. In addition, the TAFL Centre also offers Arabic language courses at multiple levels according to the students’ needs, as well as providing cultural activities for Chinese students such as painting, music, and Arabic calligraphy. The Chinese Language Department receives visiting professors and students from various Chinese universities. One of the department’s graduates won the Arabic Language Award at Peking University at the level of the Arab world. The Chinese language was also included as one of the languages in which the Academic Journal of the Faculty of Arts is published.
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Within the framework of Alexandria University’s support for the global campaign “The 16 Day Campaign Against Violence,” which continues from November 25 to December 10, and under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of the University, the Unit for Combating Violence against Women at Alexandria University announced the names of the winners who participated in the second season of the 16 Arts Competition. The winners were awarded and honoured in a ceremony that took place at the Capacity Development Centre, Faculty of Nursing, in the presence of Dr. Magda El-Shazly, Rapporteur of the National Council for Women, Alexandria Branch, Dr. Iman Youssef, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, in addition to many civil society pioneers, members of Rotary with its three sectors (Capital - New Era - Harbour) , as well as several members and coordinators of the unit, volunteers, and students.
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Dr. Manal Fouda, Executive Director of the Unit for Combating Violence against Women, indicated that 16 winners in various fields were announced, explaining that each of them won a financial prize from Alexandria University amounting to 1,000 pounds, in support of every student who rejects and opposes violence, and supports awareness to combat it through arts.
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