Since Alexandria University firmly believes in the importance of linking scientific research and industry, Dr. Rushdi Zahran, President of Alexandria University signed the protocol of cooperation between the Faculty of Engineering and Ameriya Cement company with Eng. Mohamed Al Nokaly; Deputy of the Governing Council of Ameriya Cement Company on Monday, 21 December 2015. The two parties agreed to provide annual training opportunities in the summer for prominent students and the company will offer an annual prize for the best graduation projects for in the fields of cement and concrete and also it will organize educational site visits to Ameriya Cement Factory for in the final year students.

  The two parties also agreed that the company will sponsor scientific conferences in the Faculty of Engineering, through participation in associated exhibitions and to sponsor annual graduation ceremonies and recruitment fairs as well as to announce inside the faculty for vacant positions and available jobs available in the company..

Prof. Dr.  Rushdy Zahran expressed his appreciation for this good initiative and wishing to expand the scope of cooperation between the university and industrial institutions to create joint projects that shall serve the society inside and outside Egypt. He indicated that this joint cooperation is a model for other faculties to follow. He added that the State recognizes the role of scientific research and education in achieving progress and development, stressing the need for activating scientific research with a target of helping the industry and national economy and to find solutions to industrial troubleshooting.

The signature of the agreement was attended by Prof. Dr. Essam Kurdy; Vice President of the University for Community Service and Environment Development, Prof. Dr. Abdel Aziz Konswah; Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Magdi Abdel Azim, Deputy of the Faculty of Engineering for Graduate Studies and Research and Mr. Martin Esasa; Deputy of the Governing Council of Ameriya Cement Company for production and operations.