Alexandria University Wins First Place among Egyptian Universities in the Field of Student Activities
During the Education and Student Affairs Council held today, Monday the 20th of November 2023, at the university headquarters, Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Acting Vice President of Alexandria University for Education and Student Affairs, congratulated the deans and vice deans of faculties, an the University’s Youth Welfare Department employees on the occasion of Alexandria University winning the first place at the level of Egyptian universities in the field of student activities, amounting to 5,907 student activities during the academic year 2022/2023. Dr. Abdelmohsen expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by all those working in this important field, which aims to hone students’ skills, develop their talents, and raise the level of awareness and the values of loyalty and belonging.
The Council congratulated Dr. Mohab Abdelrazek and Dr. Mervat Kassem on the decision of th President of Alexandria University to appoint them to conduct the works of the Faculties of Physical Education for Boys and Pharmacy at the University respectively.
The Council also discussed the proposal submitted by the Supreme Council of Universities regarding amending Article 85 of the executive regulations of the Universities Organization Law No. 49 of 1972, regarding the GPA calculation when ranking students of faculties that apply the Credit Hours System.
Board of Trustees of Alexandria University Faculties and Institutes Discusses Ways to Develop Human Resources and Annual Needs Plan for Fiscal Year 2024/2025
The Board of Trustees of the Faculties and Institutes of Alexandria University held its meeting yesterday, Sunday, the 19th of November 2023, headed by Mr. Mohamed Fathi Abul-Nasr, Secretary General of the University, where it reviewed the decisions of the University Council held on the 31st of October 2023, which included approval of the disbursement of the exceptional bonus amounting to 300 pounds, which comes in line with the current decisions to address the high cost of living, and benefits employees under contract and daily workers on the university’s special funds. He also reviewed the time map for the academic year 2023/2024.
The Council also reviewed the decisions of the Human Resources Committee, which was held on the 24th of October 2023, which included the general principles of procedures for transferring workers from outside the university, and internal transfer procedures.
The Council discussed ways to develop administrative work, especially in the field of human resources, with the aim of advancing work in a way that is free of any administrative obstacles and that is in line with the distinguished development witnessed in academic areas.
Mechanisms for preparing the annual needs plan for the fiscal year 2024/2025 were also discussed, as well as ways to update databases between the university’s various units and the university’s information and decision-making support center.
26th Conference of Department of Oncology at Alexandria University Recommends Necessity of Updating and Developing National Strategy for Cancer Control
As part of the activities of the twenty-sixth conference of the Department of Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, a session was on the “National Strategy for Combating Tumors in Egypt” was held today. The conference is taking place at Bibliotheca Alexandrina under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of the University. In today’s session, the situation of cancer in Egypt was discussed, and participants recommended the necessity of developing a national plan to combat tumours and having an Egyptian strategy for this purpose.
Dr. Yousry Rostom, Professor and Head of the Department of Oncology at Alexandria Medicine, and a member of the Supreme Committee for Oncology, pointed out that the necessity to have accurate statistics on the number of patients was emphasized, and also identifying the types of cancer present in Egypt, to pave the way for developing an integrated strategy to combat cancer in Egypt and from all centres, hospitals and institutes nationwide, to help decision makers develop a clear plan to combat cancer.
It is noteworthy that this session was headed by Dr. Hussein Khaled, former Minister of Higher Education, while participants included Dr. Omar Sherif Omar, Professor of Surgical Oncology at Kasr El-Aini Medicine, Dr. Khaled Abdelkerim, Dr. Mohamed Gamil, Dr. Osama El-Malt, and Dr. Ola Khorshid, professors of oncology from various Egyptian universities.
It is worth noting that the conference was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina for a period of 3 days and concludes its work this evening at the Library of Alexandria. During its sessions, it discussed lung cancer and the latest ways to treat cancer, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy. It also reviewed modern methods in treating breast cancer, bladder and prostate tumours, as well as liver and colon tumours.
Inauguration of Periodic Meeting of Egyptian Knowledge Bank Officials at Alexandria University
Under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, Dr. Hisham Saeed, Acting Vice President of the University for Graduate Studies and Research, inaugurated the activities of the periodic meeting of officials of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank at Alexandria University, to discuss the services provided by the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and explain the systems of scientific conferences, the digital repository, academic periodicals and scientific journals of Egyptian universities, and the ranking of Alexandria University journals.
The event held at the headquarters of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research at the university, was attended by Engineer Ola Lawrence, Scientific Publishing Advisor at the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, Engineer Aya Hisham, Conference System Officer at the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, Mr. Mohamed Salah, responsible for technical support and training for scientific periodicals at the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, and Dr. Boshra Salem, Officer in Charge of the International Relations Office at Alexandria University, in addition to a large number of deans and vice deans of faculties, faculty members and researchers.
In his speech, Dr. Hisham Saeed welcomed the attendees, stressing the importance of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank in facilitating access to information in various scientific disciplines and providing researchers with the opportunity to view the latest research studies and articles published locally, regionally and internationally for free, in addition to a rich electronic library and training courses in various academic fields. He pointed out the role of academic journals and research papers issued by the university aiming to raise the its level in international rankings, in addition to generating appropriate income for the university.
Engineer Ola Lawrence pointed out the ease of access to the Knowledge Bank databases and the help in supporting academic journals for scientific publishing according to the best international standards on important international platforms such as Scopas and Web of Science, in order to improve the ranking of Egyptian universities, and help scientific journals to be indexed on international academic research platforms. She also pointed to the initiative to qualify scientific journals published in the Arabic language to comply with international publishing standards.
Engineer Aya Hisham provided a detailed explanation of the role of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank in organizing conferences in terms of announcing the conference and the specializations it discusses through various research, broadcasting workshop activities, and issuing certificates.
Dr. Konsowa Attends Inauguration of 26th Annual International Conference on Oncology and Nuclear Medicine (ACOD 2023)
On Thursday the 16th of November 2023, Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, witnessed the opening of the activities of the 26th Annual International Conference on Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Alexandria University (ACOD 2023). The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Hussein Khaled, Professor of Oncology at the National Cancer Institute and former Minister of Education, Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, Dr. Yousry Rostom, Head of the Department of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine and Chairman of the Conference, Dr. Abdelaziz Ali El-Turki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rawabi Holding Group, Dr. Mustafa El-Serafi, Professor of Medical Oncology at the National Institute of Oncology and President of the Egyptian Cancer Society, Dr. Enas Abdelhalim, Professor of Oncology at Mansoura University and member of the Egyptian House of Representatives, Dr. Abbas Omar, Professor of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine and honorary president of the conference, and Dr. Azza Darwish, Professor of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine and secretary of the conference, in addition to a group of researchers and specialists in the field of Oncology treatment and nuclear medicine.
In his speech, Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa thanked the participants in this conference, the experts and professors of oncology and nuclear medicine, who came from various countries of the world to present their experiences, disseminate their knowledge, and contribute to advancing the scientific research process at Alexandria University to global horizons in the field of oncology treatment. He also thanked civil society organizations and businessmen for their unlimited support for Alexandria University Hospitals, pointing to the value of donations made by civil society organizations to university hospitals in Alexandria, to contribute to performing their mission as desired and providing the best decent medical services to the public. Dr. Konsowa emphasized the importance of the conference to come up with effective recommendations that contribute to the development of oncology treatments and access to the latest scientific developments in the field of oncology to alleviate the suffering of patients visiting Alexandria University hospitals.
While Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen indicated that the Department of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine is one of the most active departments in the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, given the vital role that the department plays in treating cancer patients and developing scientific research related to cancer treatment, stressing that this conference is the 26th conference for the department, which confirms the long history of this department, and indicates its inclusion of a group of Egyptian scientists in the treatment of oncology and nuclear medicine.
While Dr. Yousry Rostom presented the most important achievements of the Oncology Department during the year 2023, stressing that the PET-CT imaging device had been received, installed, and operated, the brachytherapy room was prepared and the device was operated to begin receiving and treating patients, in addition to participating in presidential initiatives for early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Rostom pointed out that more than 2,000 women were examined, and more than 350 patients were treated during the initiative. He added that the conference includes 19 scientific sessions covering the latest in radiation therapy, breast cancer treatment, modern targeted and immunological drugs, digestive system cancer, colon and anal cancer, lung and prostate tumours, and urinary system tumours. It also includes sessions on gynaecological tumours and everything that is modern in the treatment of blood diseases and palliative treatment and care, as well as sessions for clinical pharmacy and nursing in oncology treatment. A general symposium on how to deal with oncology patients and their families will be held under the auspices of the Alexandria Oncology Foundation to support and aid cancer. Lectures and discussions will be given by 73 of the world’s leading oncology and nuclear medicine scientists, in addition to holding 18 symposiums to discuss everything new in modern medications and their results.