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The President of Alexandria University Dr. Essam El Kurdy has recently received the teams (Vortex) and (MIA) from the Faculty of Engineering after coming from USA. The two teams won the first and third places in the Automated Submarines competition ROV that was held with a participation of 28 teams from 17 countries.

Dr. Kurdy praised this honoring achievement and emphasized the necessity of such creative and innovative ideas in artificial intelligence and robots. He also stated the university full support to its students to implement their outside the box ideas. He also stated the importance of interaction between the generations to convert such innovative ideas into projects and companies that shall contribute to a promising future in Egypt.

The Rector called the students to use the Competency Development Center that provides free training programs.

 Dr. Hisham Gabr; the Vice President of AU for Education and Students Affairs highlighted the importance of accumulative knowledge in performance development and results enhancements. He said that the new law of higher education will provide a legal frame to make use of such innovative and promising ideas to be converted into projects and companies and support the Egyptian industry.

Dr. Said Allam the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering indicated the role of the faculty supporting the participated. He said that the submitted ideas can be utilized in petroleum companies, ports and submerged monuments.


The President of Alexandria University Dr. Essam El Kurdy received Dr. Magi Nassif the Director of Fulbright office in Cairo and Dr. Giffery Mylin the Professor at California University. The meeting was attended by Dr. Essam Khamis; the Deputy of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The attendants discussed ways of cooperation to enhance the technical and technological education and the requirements of Alexandria University of grants provided by Fulbright Association. The meeting focused of the grants in medical field to prepare a staff that shall be the core of the Technological University in Borg Al Arab.

Dr. Kurdy emphasized the university interest on cooperation with Fulbright Association through graduate scholarships in prestigious universities in USA in addition to training programs for young faculty members to be aware with the latest techniques and to transfer this experience to Alexandria University.

Dr. Giffery Mylin stressed on the necessity of continuous update of the academic programs to match the labor market requirements.

Dr. Magi Nassif declared that the association will provide scholarships for Master degree in many disciplines where the applicants will be selected according to their future capabilities and their activity in community service inside their countries. 

 The meeting was followed by a visit to the Faculty of Science to deliver a lecture on the available scholarships and grants provided by Fulbright Association and the American Agency USAID.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Hisham Gabr; the Vice President of AU for Education and Students Affairs, Dr. Mokhtar Youssef; the Vice President of AU for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Maha Adel the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Mahmoud Zalabany the Advisor of AU President for Medical Affairs, Dr. Ahmed El-Hiewy the Executive Director of Projects Management Unit and Dr. Rasha Sheinity the Deputy of Projects Management Unit.


Dr. Essam Elkurdy; the President of Alexandria University received a delegation of officials and advisers for international relations and global partnerships from British universities. The delegation visit to AU came within their round visits to number of Egyptian universities to recognize the status of higher education and its scientific and education capabilities.

The Rector emphasized the university determination to cooperate with the British universities through the cooperation agreements between the two sides. Dr. Essam welcomed this visit to open new frontiers for joint cooperation in fields of common interest.

It's worth to mention that the British delegation consisted of the President of Cardiff University Dr. Mohamed Lotfy, Dr. Philip Gilmartin; the Vice President of East Angela University, Emily Gaston; the Officer of Policies in MENA region, Naomy Graham; the Deputy for International Relationship in Edinburg University, Mrs. Heba Mohamed the Vice-Consul of Britich consul in Alexandria and Sahar Khamis, the Chief of Education Programs in  the British Council in Egypt.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Hisham Gabr; the Vice President of AU for Education and Students Affairs, Dr. Mokhtar Youssef; the Vice President of AU for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Abdel Aziz Konswa; the Vice President of AU for Community Services and Environment Development, Dr. Ibrahim Rehaab; the Rector Adviser for African Affairs and number of teaching staff of Alexandria University.


Dr. Mokhtar   Youssif;  the Vice President of Alexandria University for  Graduate Studies and Research stated that the university pay great attention to educational and cultural cooperation with Nile Basin Countries to support Egypt role in qualifying scientific personnel  in different disciplines in these countries.

Dr. Mokhtar added that the university allocated 35 scholarships in the academic year 2018/2019 for master and PhD students from Nile Basin Countries. The number of scholarships applicants increased because of application via university site. Youssef highlighted the increased number of applicants that reached 55o applicants for master programs and 250 for PhD programs from different Nile Basin Countries.

He added that all nomination will be collected in 15th of next July and the university will announce the selected students on 1st of August.


Alexandria University President Dr. Essam El Kurdi has recently received a delegation from the University of Connecticut and Virginia Tech University from USA. The visit comes under the cooperation between AU and world universities to establish Excellence Centers for renewable energy.

The two sides discussed chances of cooperation in renewable energy field like biological energy, air, solar and wind as energy sources friendly to the environment instead of the traditional fusil energy.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Hiewy; the executive director of Project Management Unit, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Rizk the Coordinator of the project of Excellence Centers, Prof. Dr. Rasha El Shenkiety the deputy of executive director of Project Management Unit, Dr. Afaf Oufy; the Professor of Advanced Materials and Nano-Technology, Prof. Dr. Reda Ammar; the Coordinator of international cooperation in the University of Connecticut and Dr. Khaled Hasouna the Assistant President of MENA region projects.