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Dr. Sediq Abdul Salam, Alexandria University Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, stressed the importance of the establishment of new research labs to serve researchers and support scientific research. Furthermore, pointed out that the coming months will see the opening of some laboratories and research centers in the University, including a stem cell research center. This came during his meeting, held yesterday, with the Council of Graduate Studies and Research. He added that the university has allocated this year, 4 million pounds from scientific research fund to support capacity building. This includes the development of laboratories and the establishment of new one in the University, in addition to funding successful research projects within Alex Rep projects, referring to the University interest to maximize benefit from scientific research and support projects that meet the strategy of scientific research of the University and serve the Egyptian economy and development projects.

Alexandria University in cooperation with the British Council organized an introductory seminar on Newton-Mosharafa grants provided by the Egyptian and British governments for young researchers, faculty members and graduate students. The seminar was attended by Mr. Michael Houlgate; Newton-Mosharafa Program Leader in Egypt in addition to faculty members and students of the university.

 Prof. Dr. Seddik Abdul Salam, Vice-President of the University for Graduate studies and Research declared that available grants include grants for PhD (full degree - joint supervision), post-doctorate scientific missions (3 to 6 months) and grants of overseas training, as well as joint research projects and workshops in important areas that Egypt need for industry advancement and society development such as sustainable water management, renewable energy and affordable health care for all, food production, archeology and cultural heritage .

Prof. Dr. Essam ElKurdi, Vice-President of Alexandria University for Community Service and Environment Development traveled to the United Arab Emirates to participate on behalf of Prof. Dr. Rushdy Zahran, the Rector of the university on the activities of the 49th General Conference of the Association of Arab Universities in 2016, held in the United Arab Emirates University campus in Al Ain - Abu Dhabi.

Prof. Dr. Essam ElKurdi participated in the of cultural and scientific committee of the conference, which was attended by a large number of Arab Ministers of Education and Rectors of 250 Arab University as well as representatives from Arab, regional and international organizations. 



The University of Pécs in Hungary honored Prof. Dr. Sameh Shehata, Professor of Pediatric Surgery in Alexandria University and Vice President of the International Union for pediatric surgery. The Hungarian university invited Dr. Shehata to deliver a lecture honorary and to be honored as one of the figures of Pediatric surgery in the world and the first Egyptian and Arab scientist to get this honor among a list of the best Pediatric surgeons in the world.

 Dr. Sameh Shehata declared that during the ceremony he performed an operation that have been developed at Alexandria University universally known as "Sameh Shehata Operation" for 6 Hungarian children. This surgery is also performed in several global centers under the name of the Egyptian surgeon.

 The live broadcast of these operations was attended by many Hungarian surgeons who came for this purpose particularly from different centers of pediatric surgery in Hungary. 

Dr. Sameh Shehata delivered a lecture during the ceremony entitled "Medicine in Pharaonic Egypt"


As part of relations development and enhancement between Egypt and Greece, Prof. Dr. Rushdy Zahran, the President of Alexandria University received Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis Consul General of Greece in Alexandria and Dr. Demetris Iakovidis; Head of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens – Greece. The meeting was held on 6 April 2016 where they signed a memorandum of understanding between Alexandria University represented by Prof. Dr. Hanan Katara; Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels and Dr. Demetris Iakovidis representing the Technological Educational Institute of Athens to establish joint relations and cooperation in cultural, academic and scientific research areas and exchanging experiences in addition to preparation of joint training programs. 

Prof. Dr. Roshdy Zahran declared that the memorandum of understanding covers the cooperation in teaching and research programs and joint scientific degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies level in areas of common interest and exchanging faculty members and researchers as visiting professors to deliver lectures or participate in research projects or any other academic activities to be agreed through scientific visits. 

The signing ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. Seddik Abdul Salam; University Deputy for Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abaza, University Deputy for Matrouh Branch Affairs, Prof. Dr. Essam Kurdi; University Deputy for Community Service and Environment Development, Prof. Dr. Hisham Gaber, University Deputy for Education and Students Affairs and Prof. Dr. Heba Saad; Deputy of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels for Graduate Studies and Research.