Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, and Dr. Amr El-Hagg, President of the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), signed a cooperation protocol, with the aim of cooperating in all scientific and applied fields of common interest. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Hedaya Ahmed Kamel, Vice President of the EAEA for Training and International Cooperation, Dr. Sahar Ahmed Ismail, Head of the National Center for Radiation Research and Technology, Dr. Hassan Saleh, Professor of Radiation Engineering and Head of the Industrial Irradiation Division, and Dr. Sherif El Gohary, Professor of Radiation Engineering and Media Spokesman for EAEA, in addition to deans of the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Science and the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Measurement and Evaluation Center.
In his speech, Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa stressed that the signing of the cooperation protocol comes within the framework of the Egyptian state's directions to build a scientific and technological base and implement Egypt's 2030 sustainable development plan, as well as supporting the Egyptian economy and increasing investment opportunities, through relying on on the outputs of scientific research produced by Alexandria University. He noted that a general framework for scientific and research cooperation and the exchange of experiences between the two parties has been developed to achieve the benefit of our beloved Egypt. Konsowa pointed out that the protocol aspires to create mutual benefit from the expertise, capabilities and research centers that both parties possess, and to provide technical and professional support in the various fields of work of the two sides through the exchange of experiences, applied centers, scientific publications and periodicals, in addition to cooperation in research projects of common interest funded by local and international bodies, with the possibility of making a joint specialized diploma in the peaceful applications of nuclear and radiological technology.
While Dr. Amr El-Hagg emphasized that the Atomic Energy Authority is one of the largest Egyptian institutions in the field of nuclear science and technology to develop and use peaceful applications of atomic energy for the sake of peace and prosperity. He explained that the signing of a protocol comes in line with the tasks and objectives of the Atomic Energy Authority, which focus on providing advanced research and service capabilities and facilities necessary to support and expand the area of peaceful uses of atomic energy, technology transfer, development and preparation of qualified and trained cadres who are able to keep abreast of developments in the fields of peaceful use of atomic energy and research and development, in order to apply nuclear and radiological technology in various fields of development in accordance with Egypt’s Vision 2030 and the goals of sustainable development. The protocol includes participation in awareness campaigns on the peaceful applications of atomic energy, and participation in organizing scientific events, including training courses, seminars, scientific conferences, and workshops.