Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, stated that the University Francophone Agency (AUF) chose Alexandria University among 11 member institutions of the agency worldwide to form an alliance of universities that wish to participate in a concrete and cooperative way in achieving gender equality. This alliance consists of A number of French-speaking member universities from different regions of the world are the Universities of Tirana in Albania, Abdelhamid Ben Badis University in Algeria, the Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia, the University of Montreal in Canada, the University of Cergy in France, the University of Kiskia in Haiti, the Lebanese University in Lebanon, the University of Toamasina in Madagascar, and the Euro-Mediterranean University in Morocco, Makerere University in Uganda and Alexandria University in Egypt, represented by Dr. Ghada El-Khayat, Professor at the Faculty of Commerce.
This alliance was established with the support of the UN Women program with the aim of raising awareness and taking concrete actions in order to achieve noticeable and measurable changes in the member institutions of the alliance with the dissemination and dissemination of its experiences and recommendations on the network of francophone universities in the world.
The selection committee for this alliance was composed of members from UN Women and HeForShe and members from the University Francophone Agency, these institutions will work together to promote gender equality at several levels (students, faculty, researchers and administrators), and this alliance will be supported by the AUF It will work in a network and in a collaborative, participatory and collective manner with the aim of advancing gender equality and each institution will be able to play the role that best suits it in this alliance.
It is worth noting that Alexandria University is working to achieve the sustainable development goals, as it obtained an advanced position in the Times Higher Education 2021 classification in terms of achieving these goals.