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Alexandria University Council approved during its meeting held recently, headed by Dr. Rushdi Zahran, head of the university to organize a ceremony in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 30, 2016 to keep pace with the "Africa Day" and invite the African ambassadors in Egypt to support the cooperation with African countries and offer the potential assistance that could contribute by faculties for organizing short visits or training courses or hosting of a semester to meet the needs of these countries, especially in the field of mining, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and electrical studies, as well as expanding the provision of scholarships to the children of these countries in the disciplines they need.


Prof. Dr. Ashraf Shehhi, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Prof. MeKay Hassan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research - State of Chad signed, recently, joint cooperation agreement between the two ministries in order to promote academic and research relations between the two sides through the exchange of professors and students and the establishment of joint ventures and increase scholarships by the Egyptian government to Chadian government according to the needs of the State of Chad and the disciplines required there, the agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Egyptian minister in the presence of Prof. Dr. Rushdi Zahran, head of Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Ali Abdel Rahman Haggar, head of N'Djamena University and Prof. Dr. Hisham Gaber, vice president of Alexandria University for Education and student Affairs and the Egyptian ambassador in Chad and communities of Chad.

Prof. Dr. Rushdi Zahran, President of Alexandria University, welcomed Sheikh Saleh Habimana, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in Cairo, in order to strengthen the ties of cooperation between the Alexandria University and the universities of Rwanda and to benefit from Alexandria University expertise and specialized scientists for the community  development there, especially in the agricultural, engineering and medical fields and prepare for signing a joint cooperation agreement in the areas agreed thereon.

Dr. Zahran said that Alexandria University is eager to open the horizons of cooperation with all African countries, pointing out the possibility of cooperation with universities in Rwanda, the establishment of joint scientific projects, the preparation of training programs in the areas that they need and organization of short scientific visits for three months or longer for a year for this purpose, for which the students do training and rehabilitation by specialized professors. He added that the university organizes health, medical and agricultural convoys regularly in many African countries to serve the community there. A new convoy will be launched in Tanzania in the middle of next month.

The Ambassador praised the supporting role of Egypt in the service of African countries, pointing to the need for these countries to prepare qualified cadres with scientific degrees such as master's and doctoral to meet the challenges and play their role to serve their countries with modern scientific means.


Prof. Dr. Sediq Abdul Salam, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research pointed that the university continues to accept African students wishing to obtain scholarships for students of the Nile Basin countries to be awarded master's and doctoral degrees in various disciplines until the end of this month.

Prof. Dr. Rushdi Zahran, President of Alexandria University, and Prof. Dr. Ali Shams Al-Din, President of Banha University, recently opened a workshop to support the reform of higher education in Egypt. It was organized by Alexandria University in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Universities and the British Council. It was led by Dr. Leslie Huxley Institutional Development Department Director of the Leadership for Higher Education Foundation and Andi Shinnston consulting and business development director of Leadership for Higher Education Foundation. It was attended by the University vice presidents, deans and deputies of faculties in Alexandria, leaders of Damanhour, Banha, Sadat, Zaqaziq, Damietta, Alexandria universities and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. The workshop was organized in order to listen and gather ideas on leadership development strategy in higher education sector in Egypt and learn about the important aspects for the Egyptian universities to determine the components of leadership strategy in the future to reflect the needs of the Egyptian universities. Dr.  Zahran pointed out that the university is seeking to develop the capacity centers of staff members of in the Egyptian universities with respect to leadership, governance, administrative development, and to benefit from the British experience in this area. That is in line with the strategic plan of the Ministry of Higher Education, stressing the need for cooperation to assess the current situation and goals that we aspire to reach in addition to the development of the road map for the future. Prof. Dr. Shams Al-din pointed that the workshop is part of what was agreed upon in the memorandum of cooperation signed between the Ministry of Higher Education and Britain last November. This included assistance in developing university leadership capabilities. He added that a workshop was organized before for the same purpose at the University of Helwan for emerging youth groups and today’s workshop today, which is characterized by the participation of university leaders

Alexandria University Graduate Studies and Research Council adopted, at its meeting held recently, headed by Dr. Sediq Abdul Salam, the University Vice President, scientific cooperation protocol between the University of Alexandria and the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of South Sudan for cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific and technological research and allow admission of outstanding students of undergraduate stage in Alexandria University branch in south Sudan to complete their higher education in Egypt