Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, received a delegation from Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies in Uzbekistan, headed by Dr. Rikhsieva Gulchehra Shavkatovna, Rector of the University, in the presence of Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Dr. Wael Nabil, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, deans and vice-deans of the faculties of Law, Science, Arts, Fine Arts, Tourism and Hotels, Economic Studies and Political Science, and officials of the International Relations Office at Alexandria University.
In his speech, Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa welcomed the delegation of Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies to the campus of Alexandria University, stressing the university's keenness on international cooperation with prestigious international universities, pointing out that Alexandria University has many double degrees with American, British, and European universities that allow students to obtain degrees from both sides. He added that this axis is a fundamental pillar of Alexandria University, as it has established many dual and joint degrees with major international universities ranked globally and seeks to complete its target in this regard during the coming period, in various scientific disciplines. Dr. Konsowa announced that the university is currently establishing a technology park inside three of its campuses, to benefit from the outputs and research projects of the university and to develop the concept of knowledge-based industry.
While Dr. Rikhsieva Gulchehra Shavkatovna, Rector of the Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies, confirmed that she is keen to cooperate with the deep-rooted Alexandria University, especially in the fields of Orientalism, Arabic language, the study of manuscripts and cultural heritage, and to deepen international cooperation in academic fields of common interest. She pointed out that Tashkent University was founded a hundred years ago and is developing a strategic plan to qualify scientific cadres and aims to cooperate in scientific projects with major foreign universities, pointing out that graduates of Tashkent University hold positions in the Uzbek government, including 50 ambassadors in Europe, and the university owns 5 scientific journals. She added that her university seeks joint international publication with Alexandria University, and the implementation of scientific projects in the study of heritage manuscripts in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Alexandria University Collections Museum.
Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour indicated that Alexandria University is ready to cooperate with Tashkent State University to study manuscripts, especially since the Alexandria University Collections Museum contains rare manuscripts and heritage books of the three monotheistic religions, stressing that this will give great importance to cooperation in the study of these manuscripts.
Dr. Wael Nabil pointed out that Alexandria University has a special center for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, TAFL Center, stressing that this center will give great importance to cooperation between the two universities in teaching Arabic in the State of Uzbekistan.
Dr. Bushra Salem delivered a presentation on Alexandria University, its faculties and institutes, and the various international educational programs at the University, as well as the double scientific degrees offered by Alexandria University in cooperation with various international universities.