Alexandria University Education and Student Affairs Council Discusses Preparations for New Academic Year
Dr. Ali Abdel Mohsen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Acting Vice President of Alexandria University for Education and Student Affairs, emphasized to the faculty deans the need to determine the readiness of faculties and campuses to receive students, complete all arrangements for the regularity of the educational process, and provide means of comfort and care for students within the framework of the university's strategy that aims to provide an academic environment to help students excel and provide all means of support and care for students, to obtain educational materials and practice various activities.
This came during the Education and Student Affairs Council meeting on Thursday afternoon at the university headquarters.
The Education and Student Affairs Council congratulated all university employees on the occasion of the approaching anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday and the October 6th victories, indicating the university’s readiness to organize several activities to participate in the celebration of the victory anniversary to spread awareness and consolidate the culture of belonging among university students.
The Council reviewed the report presented by Dr. Ghada El-Khayyat, Director of the Centre for Educational Innovations and Distance Learning, about the Centre's preparations to organize the Fifth International Conference on Educational Innovations and Technology-Supported Education on October 21-22 to raise the innovative capabilities in the educational process of the faculty members, and the participation of an international trainer from Sorbonne Universit in providing international training on (artificial intelligence in education). It also reviewed the activities of the International Innovation Business Incubator at Alexandria University.
Community Service and Environmental Development Council Reviews Rainwater Management Strategy Project
Dr. Saeed Allam, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Acting Vice President of Alexandria University for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, emphasized to the faculty deans the need to fully review the facilities, auditoriums, and laboratories in all the university’s faculties and institutes before the start of the new academic year, and to complete all maintenance work in them. This came during the Community Service and Environmental Development Council meeting on Monday the 18th of September, in the conference hall at the Faculty of Engineering.
The Council reviewed the report submitted by Dr. Essam Wahba, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Postgraduate Studies and Research, on the university’s readiness to participate in the global green classification (Green Metric Word) by presenting its main topics, which are (infrastructure - energy - climate change - waste - water - means of transportation -education and scientific research).
The Council also reviewed the report submitted by Dr. Walid Abdelazim, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, on the Integrated Strategy Project for Rainwater Management within Alexandria Governorate, from the start of the project in 2015 until now, the most important factors that caused the increase in risks resulting from rain, and a presentation on the executive position of the project and the proposed locations for implementation.
Dr. Saeed Allam appreciated the university’s signing of several cooperation protocols during the current period, such as the cooperation protocol between the Engineering Centre at Alexandria University and the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation to reduce the repercussions of climate change in Alexandria Governorate and benefit from rainwater in the New Delta Project, as well as the cooperation protocol between the university and Alexandria Governorate, in cooperation with Pharos University, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport , to prepare detailed plans for unplanned areas in Alexandria Governorate to eliminate slums and transform those areas into a digital system using geographic information systems, in view of the university’s great scientific and research expertise to serve the community.
The Council reviewed a number of different activities, workshops and events at the Faculties of Agriculture, Tourism and Hotels, Physical Education for Girls, Economic Studies and Political Science, the Higher Institute of Public Health, and the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research.
Alexandria University President Attends Life for Medeca Conference Third Edition
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, witnessed the activities of the “Life for Medeca” conference in its third edition, which aims to green transformation of ports and maritime activities in accordance with international standards, in order to preserve environmental safety of the Mediterranean region. The event took place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the presence of Ms. Margot Marcaroli, representative of the French Ministry of Overseas, Rear Admiral Reda Ahmed Ismail, Head of the Maritime Transport Sector at the Ministry of Transport, Ms. Ann Sco, Deputy Ambassador of the European Union, and Rear Admiral Hossam El-Din Qutb, Head of Alexandria Shipyard (Egyptian Arsenal Company), Dr. Suzanne Kholeif, Director of Sustainable Development for Egypt and Africa at the Sustainable Development Authority for the Mediterranean in Italy, and a group of researchers from several Arab and foreign countries.
In his speech, Dr. Konsowa welcomed the guests of Egypt to the city of Alexandria, stressing the importance of the conference to share ideas with all researchers around the world in order to reduce the rate of carbon emissions and their negative impact on the environment, develop innovative solutions to environmental problems, and take into account environmental requirements and standards in all existing and new projects in the city of Alexandria, in light of the paramount importance that the Egyptian state attaches to transitioning to a green economy to improve environmental, health and living conditions. Dr. Konsowa added that Alexandria University established the Alexandria University Centre for the Greener Blue Economy to provide policies that support development and optimal exploitation of available resources while reducing negative impacts on the environment. He explained that the university is adopting a strategy to transform the blue economy to be greener in cooperation with academic bodies, experts, and industrialists.
Dr. Konsowa highlighted the contributions of Alexandria University to the Cop27 Climate Conference and its pioneering role in confronting the impacts of climate change and supervising rainwater management projects in Alexandria, hoping that the upcoming Cop28 Climate Conference, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates, will reach real funding for many environmental projects and green transformation to reach the desired goal of zero emissions. Dr. Konsowa thanked Dr. Suzanne Kholeif, President of the National Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, for organizing the conference.
While Ms. Margot Marcaroli stressed that the goal of the conference is to develop urgent solutions to reduce carbon emissions and climate changes, noting that science is one of the decisive factors in addressing the issue of climate change by encouraging people to change their attitudes and behaviour.
While Rear Admiral Reda Ahmed Ismail spoke about the role of the Ministry of Transport in transitioning to a green economy, within the framework of the Egyptian state’s adoption of the issue of climate change as one of its most important priorities and an integral part of the plan it developed to achieve the goals of sustainable development and its Vision 2030.
Rear Admiral Hossam El-Din Qutb pointed to the role of the Egyptian Arsenal Company in reducing carbon emissions and preserving the environment, stressing that the Egyptian Arsenal Company is currently working on building new tugs with the least heat emissions and exhaust treatment, in addition to studying the construction of the first marine tug operating on dual fuel, and studying the construction of the first marine engine that runs on hydrogen instead of fuel, as well as establishing the first Egyptian design office to design ships powered by hydrogen and other green energies, and conducting a feasibility study to use solar cells to supply the company with electrical energy, all in order to pave the way for an environmentally conscious maritime era.
Alexandria University Students Achieve Advanced Rankings in 13th Universities Youth Week Competitions
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, congratulated the university students who won the 13th Universities Youth Week competitions, which was held at Helwan University from the 8th until the 14th of September, with the participation of 3500 male and female students from 44 public, private and national universities. The competition was held under the slogan “The New Republic: Homeland Dream.”
Alexandria University students won *first place and the general shield in sports activity*, winning 7 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze medals, in the volleyball, table tennis, and athletics competitions, and *first place and the general shield in social activity*, winning 7 gold medals, a silver medal in the chess competitions for male and female students, teams and individuals, and the ideal student competition. They also won the *first place and first level in general in all scouts activities and public service* *, third place in artistic competition,* *first places in musical performance, choir team, and music band at the level of the participating universities* with 2 gold medals, 4 silver, and 2 bronze, *. Alexandria University Students also won the third place in cultural activity* with 2 gold medals and 1 bronze medal in the fields of Arabic calligraphy, television correspondence, and poetry, *and third place in the information league competition in scientific activity*.
Dr. Konsowa stressed that the university is keen to encourage its students to participate in various student events and activities to create their integrated personality, develop their skills, stimulate their creative abilities, and establish noble human principles and values in their souls.
Alexandria University Organizes Medical Convoy to Borg El Arab City, Serving Its People
Under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, and under the supervision of the Community Service and Environmental Development Sector headed by Dr. Saeed Allam, the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, the Medical Research Institute, and the Higher Institute of Health at the University of Alexandria, in collaboration with the “Doctor for You” fraternity at the Faculty of Medicine, organised a comprehensive therapeutic medical convoy to Borg Al Arab area west of Alexandria to serve the people of the area, and its work continued for six days.
Dr. Wafaa El-Sehli, professor at the Faculty of Medicine and rapporteur of the convoy committee at Alexandria University, stated that the total number of cases that were treated during the period of the convoy’s work amounted to 974 cases in various medical specialties, as follows:
1. Internal diseases 254
2. Nutrition 26
3. Gynaecology 39 and ultrasound 36
4. Neurological and Psychological 40
5. Heart and blood vessels 32
6. Ear, Nose and Throat 110
7. Children 163
8. Orthopaedics 103
9. Chest 41
10. Ophthalmology 81
11. Dermatology 71
12. Surgery 18
13. In addition, 40 cases were transferred to Alexandria University Hospitals to receive specialized medical treatment.