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On Sunday, the 12th of March 2023, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research Affairs at Alexandria University, received a delegation from the French Embassy in Cairo, headed by Counselor Monica Jekyll, Attaché for Scientific and Academic Cooperation at the French Embassy, Mr. Victor Pratt, and Ms. Maya El-Ramli, Academic Cooperation Officer at the French Embassy, Ms. Nadine Mekkawi, Assistant to the Cooperation Attaché at the French Embassy. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Sameh Shehata, Supervisor of the International Relations Office at Alexandria University, Dr. Abeer El-Wakil, Francophone International Relations Officer at the International Relations Office at Alexandria University, and the deans of the Faculties of Medicine, Law, Science, and Agriculture, as well as vice deans of the Faculties of Arts and Commerce, and officials of the French programs in these faculties.
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During the meeting, the two parties discussed means of joint cooperation, and presented the grant funding opportunities offered by the French Embassy for research projects at Alexandria University, as well as the expansion of joint educational programs in various scientific fields and disciplines.
In his speech, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour welcomed the French delegation to the University of Alexandria, pointing to the existence of extended relations through academic cooperation and joint degrees with many French universities, such as Aix-Marseille, Poitiers, Grenoble and Toulouse in France. He also highlighted the distinguished presence of French departments in several faculties at Alexandria University that cooperate in research with Francophone universities, and have branches in French-speaking countries in Africa. El-Ghandour expressed his hopes to achieve more cooperation with French universities through the establishment of more joint degrees whether on the undergraduate or postgraduate levels, exchange programs for students and professors, in addition to cooperation through various research projects.
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While the French delegation affirmed its keenness to cooperate with the deep-rooted Alexandria University, especially as it is one of the most prestigious universities in the Middle East. The delegation confirmed that France has 74 universities, 26 research centers, and more than 3,000 research libraries that have more than 30,000 cooperation agreements with major international universities. The delegation expressed their hope to consolidate cooperation with Alexandria University in joint educational programs and at the level of scientific research.
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Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, attended a workshop on the ethics of scientific research, in order to discuss the rules and work system of the scientific committees in the fourteenth session, as the rules stipulated the necessity of conducting ethical review on research conducted on animals, patients or healthy volunteers, and obtaining an official ethical approval certificate from accredited committees in academic institutions. The workshop was attended by the main ethics committees and the sub-ethics committees at Alexandria University.
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In his speech, El-Ghandour stressed the importance of the Scientific Research Ethics Committee work, pointing to the need to take into account ethical considerations in scientific research. He praised the role played by the Higher Committee for Scientific Research Ethics at Alexandria University in serving scientific research and researchers in the various faculties of the university. He explained that the university administration seeks to achieve accuracy for practical research conducted on animals, patients, or healthy volunteers, as well as scientific research in various departments that are published in international scientific research journals. El-Ghandour emphasized the necessity of obtaining an official ethical approval certificate, whether for conducting research, or for experiments conducted on animals, patients, or healthy volunteers. At the end of the workshop, discussion was opened and questions and inquiries were raised.
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Under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, and the supervision of Dr. Wael Nabil, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, and in continuation of the excellent work of the measurement and evaluation system at Alexandria University, the Committee of the Measurement and Evaluation Center at the Ministry of Higher Education visited the Faculty of Physical Education for Women, the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, and the Faculty of Physical Education for Men at Alexandria University, to receive the projects of the sixth round of digital transformation in the measurement and evaluation systems of these faculties.
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Dr. Sameh Nakhla, director of the Measurement and Evaluation Center at Alexandria University, indicated that during the visit the committee praised the development achieved by these faculties through digital transformation in their measurement and evaluation systems, and the establishment of nearly 50 question banks for courses within these faculties. The committee also praised the remarkable development in the governance of practical and oral exams, and the strong start of the electronic tests in these faculties, through the full support of the Deans for the measurement and evaluation units for the success of the digital transformation project, and the efforts of the directors and members of the measurement and evaluation units in these faculties. He wished the measurement and evaluation units in all faculties of the university further success and progress.
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The Center of Excellence for Water – Alexandria University is pleased to launch the application call for faculty members and graduate students from Alexandria, Ain Shams, Aswan, Beni Suef, and Zagazig Universities.
for the "Fourth Water Quality Testing" workshop that will take place in June 2023 at Temple University.
Start date for application: 8 March 2023
Deadline for application: 18 March 2023 at 11:55 PM (Cairo Local Time).
Application link: https://www.coew-grantportal.info/#/workshopCalls

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Under the auspices of Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, the Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Science organized a symposium entitled "Developments in the Global Economic Situation: Options and Opportunities for the Arab Economy", in which Dr. Khaled Hanafi, Secretary General of the Arab Chambers of Commerce and former Minister of Supply, lectured.
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In his speech, Dr. Ahmed Wahban, Dean of the Faculty, welcomed the guest speaker, stressing the need to consider science as the only way to a promising future, and urged faculty members to constantly develop curricula to keep pace with the rapid scientific developments in the fields of economics and political science.
For his part, Dr. Khaled Hanafi expressed his pleasure for being present at this meeting, stressing his pride in being a graduate of the Department of Economics and being a student of the professors of this deep-rooted department. Dr. Hanafi reviewed the developments of the global economy and the challenges it faces, on top of which are the mutants of the emerging Corona virus, the contraction of the global real estate market, inflation, and political and commercial conflicts. He also discussed the elements of economic recovery, most notably the fourth industrial revolution and sustainable development strategies. He also pointed to the pivotal role played by the fourth industrial revolution, accompanied by the digital transformation in economic and social activities, and the opportunities and advantages it holds within, starting from vital technologies, the Internet of things and big data, all the way to cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. In this context, Dr. Hanafi stressed the need to adapt and keep abreast of these tremendous developments, and stressed the need to develop the skills of students and researchers so that they would be able to meet the changing needs of the labour market in light of previous data. He also spoke about the repercussions of global developments on Arab economies, especially with regard to the extent of readiness of the governments of Arab countries for artificial intelligence, according to Government AI Readiness Index 2022. Dr. Hanafi reviewed the opportunities available to the Arab economy, most notably trade liberalization, cross-border cooperation, support for intra-Arab trade, the adoption of more sustainable economic systems, the role of the new tax policies in supporting Arab economies, the adoption of social business as a fundamental axis in development, the role of governance and the rule of law in supporting Arab economies, and political stability as
In conclusion, Dr. Khaled Hanafi stressed that all challenges on the global scene require practical and urgent measures to activate joint Arab economic action based on a new strategy that mimics the language of the present. His Excellency also stressed the need to arm yourself with technology and digitization in order to move forward.
The symposium was moderated by Dr. Sherine Nosseir, Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, and was attended by a group of professors, faculty members, assistant staff, and students from the Departments of Economics and Political Science.
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