Alexandria University receives the scientific advisor of the German Embassy in Cairo
Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, recently received Mr. Philip Moby, the scientific advisor at the Federal German Embassy in Cairo, at the university’s administration headquarters to discuss ways of cooperation between Alexandria University and German universities in the scientific, academic and research fields of common interest.
Dr. Konsowa stressed the keenness of Alexandria University, within the framework of Egypt’s Vision 2030 and in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), to cooperate with German universities in environmental issues and areas related to water, its desalination, its re-exploitation and related industries, clean energy and its advanced technology. He pointed out the importance of studying the problem of climate change and global warming facing the world in general and Alexandria in particular, in addition to active participation and cooperation in solving problems that direct the industrial community.
Mr. Moby praised the level of Alexandria University graduates and researchers, stressing the importance of continuing cooperation between Alexandria University and the scientific community in German universities, referring to the activities related to spreading environmental awareness, conferences, seminars and workshops held by the German Embassy in Cairo.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Mohamed Abdel Azim Abul-Naga, Acting Vice President of Alexandria University for Community Service and Environmental Development, Ms. Isabel Meiring, Director of the German Academic Exchange Service, and Ms. Maha Wissa from the embassy’s scientific department, and a number of Professors of the faculties of engineering and medicine at the university.
The launch of the cultural and artistic season activities at Alexandria University
On Saturday evening, March 26, 2022, Prof. Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, participated in the artistic concert of Alexandria University, in the first activities of the cultural season, which is organized by the Community Service and Environmental Development Sector at the university, headed by Dr. Mohamed Abdel Azim Abul-Naga, Acting Deputy The President of the University for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, in the Great Conference Hall at the Faculty Development Center in Smouha.
The concert included singing performances by Mahmoud Darwish, the Kunooz Band for Arabic Music, and artistic performances by the Alexandria University Choir.
A workshop at Alexandria University on the “SciVal” program of the Elsevier International Foundation
Under the patronage of Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, the Graduate Studies and Research Sector, headed by Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research Affairs, organized today, Sunday, 3/27/2022, a workshop on the “SciVal” program affiliated with the Elsevier Foundation. Elsevier International, in cooperation with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), and in the presence of Dr. Alaa Jaafar, Director of the Digital Library Unit at Alexandria University, the Elsevier team and a group of faculty deputies for graduate studies and research at Alexandria University.
An introductory seminar for the dual degree program in cooperation with the American University of Louisville
On Thursday, 17/3/2022, Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, attended the introductory symposium on the dual degree program offered by Alexandria University and Louisville University in the United States of America for students wishing to obtain a double degree in bioengineering, and computer engineering and computer science, and introducing them to the joint program and the opportunities available to join it.
This meeting comes within the framework of the agreement signed between Alexandria University and the American University of Louisville under the umbrella of the International University of El Alamein (AIU) to offer a program that grants these two degrees.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Rushdi Zahran, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Alamein International University, Dr. Essam El-Kurdi, President of Al-Alamein International University, Dr. Ayman El-Baz, Head of the Department of Bioengineering at Louisville University in America, Dr. Mustafa Elnainay, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at Al-Alamein University, and a group of deans Deans of faculties, students of faculties of engineering, sciences, computers and data sciences.
In his speech, Dr. Konsowa said that Egypt is witnessing the construction of a new republic that keeps pace with the challenges of the times, and is based on two important elements, namely education and health. Konsowa stressed that Alexandria University seeks to integrate with the Egyptian state’s plan and achieve competitive education, and is working on developing its study programs and establishing joint scientific degrees with major universities Konsowa pointed out that this agreement allows students to study for two years at Alexandria University, and then travel to the United States of America to complete the remaining courses required to obtain the degree. At the end of his speech, he announced the support of Alexandria University for 5 distinguished students from Alexandria University. To join the summer internship at the University of Louisville, indicating that they will be selected on a competitive basis.
While Dr. Essam El-kordi stressed that the alliance between universities is intended for integration, not competition, noting that this agreement aims to graduate highly competitive cadres in various disciplines with distinguished scientific competence.
Dr. Rushdi Zahran stressed that this alliance between universities comes with the aim of developing students' skills as they are the hope of the future, and ambassadors for Alexandria University not only in Egypt, but also around the world, stressing that this agreement aims to graduate students with competitiveness at the regional and international levels.
Alexandria University receives a diplomatic delegation from the US Embassy in Cairo
On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Prof. Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, received a diplomatic delegation from the US Embassy in Cairo, which included Ms. Nicole Champagne, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Cairo, and Ms. Lorraine Lovelace, Counselor for Public Affairs of the US Embassy and officials Political and cultural relations at the embassy, where the two sides discussed ways of joint cooperation in scientific and academic fields of common interest, in the presence of the university's vice presidents and deans of the faculties of medicine, engineering, science, computers and data science.
For his part, Dr. Konsowa stressed the importance of enhancing means of cooperation between the Egyptian and American sides. During the meeting, he reviewed the existing areas of cooperation between Alexandria University and American universities and research centers, explaining that the university has cooperation agreements and joint programs with many American universities, including Virginia Tech universities. And Alabama Birmingham, University of Connecticut, University of Lovell…..noting the university’s tendency to establish joint scientific degrees with prestigious international universities, within the framework of the university’s strategy to move towards internationalizing education for global competition in line with Egypt’s 2030 vision in the field of education, and added that The university has a center of excellence in the field of water sciences, which the university won its establishment in cooperation with the American University and funding from the United States Agency for Development.
For her part, Nicole Champagne, Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Cairo, affirmed her country's keenness to consolidate relations with Alexandria University and to expand the exchange of visits between faculty members and students in addition to cooperation in scientific, research and academic fields of common interest, explaining that the visit came with the aim of identifying The scientific programs offered by the faculties of the university in order to establish and activate partnerships between the two sides, as well as the possibility of providing scholarships through joint cooperation agreements.
The deans of the faculties also presented a presentation of areas of cooperation, programs and joint degrees with American and European universities in various scientific disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They also suggested areas of cooperation and scientific degrees that could be agreed upon in the future.