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The directorate of the Euro-mediternean Universities Union has recently agreed to choose Alexandria University as a representative of Egyptian universities in the permanent agency.

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Tawfik Rewiny the manager of French Section in the Faculty of Medicine participated in in the meeting on behalf of AU president. Dr. Essam El-Kurdi. During the meeting where participants presented research plans and other activities prepared by the network in collaboration with various universities in addition to suggested proposal for future plans and researches that shall be funded by international bodies like Erasmus Plus.

Dr. Rewiny stated that AU called the members to hold the next meeting in Alexandria in March 2018. Also an invitation was delivered to the Rector of Cyprus to visit Alexandria University as it intends to open a program to teach medicine in English and will inaugurate an institute to teach Arabic language.

Dr. Rewiny also contacted with universities presidents and representatives to strengthen cooperation via scientific agreements and joint research projects

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Alexandria University President Dr. Essam el-Kurdi has recently received Mr. Jean-Paul de Gaudemar the President of Francophone University Association (AUF). Mr. Guademar was accompanied by Mr. Hervé Sabourin the regional director of Middle East Agency of AUF, Dr. Roshdy Zahran President of the Conference of francophone universities in Middle East, and AU former Presidents Dr. Hassan Nadir and Dr. Hend Hanafy. The attendants discussed AUF activities and proposals for the Rectangular Strategy 2018-2022 for improvement and development. Mr. Jean-Paul de Gaudemar highlighted the importance of paying attention to quality in French language education  in early stages of education and encouraging students for distinction and creativity to be in the forefront of qualified students for the labor market and capable of community service.

He add that the power of AUF consists in solidarity, partnership and good relations between countries. He stressed the need to benefit from the francophone experiences existing in colleges in order to identify the needs and solve problems. He also pointed out that the next period will see more openness to Francophone universities in the Middle East and partnership between universities to implement joint projects in a non-traditional manner.

Mr. Hervé Sabourin called for more communication between universities in the Middle East in accordance with the vision of new president Dr. Gaudemar. He also called to make use of AUF programs and grants.

The heads Francophone departments in AU faculties discussed the difficulties facing the Francophone programs in their colleges and the proposed solution for these problems through more support from AUF.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Alexandria University

Vice-President for Graduate Studies & Research

Ms and Ph.D. Scholarships

Alexandria University is announcing Master & Doctoral degree scholarships for students from the Nile Basin Countries to study in Alexandria University starting the fall semester of 2017/2018 on a competitive basis. The scholarship includes waving of tuition fees only for the duration of study (maximum 3 years for master degree and 5 years for doctoral degree).

Students should submit their applications, copies of their transcripts and a medical HIV testing certificate online. For more details and registration, please visit the following website:

http://nbs.alexu.edu.eg

The deadline to submit is May 31, 2017

Preference will be for students with B.Sc. with accumulated grade point average of “B” (65-74%) or above or hold a higher degree in area of his/her specialty            or related areas. Fluency in the language of study (Arabic or English) is a must.

Applicant from non speaking Arabic and English countries should submit              a certificate of fluency in either Arabic or English language.

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Alexandria University gained progress in four academic disciplines within the best universities in the QS World University Ranking that included 46 disciplines. Dr. Hisham Gaber, vice-president of the university, said that AU had achieved excellence in pharmacology, agriculture and forestry, medicine and chemistry, as well as achieving a distinction in the areas of engineering and technology, social sciences and management.

This came during the meeting of Graduate Studies and Research Board, where Dr. Gaber stated that the university seeks to achieve excellence and competitiveness through the development of its regulations, curricula and teaching methods in both undergraduate and graduate stages. He also emphasized encouraging the establishment of joint scientific programs with international universities that isimportant toimprove the world ranking of the university and attract immigrant students to study inAlexandria. He also indicated that AU would organize some workshops for three days starting from first of April in order to discuss proposals and perceptions of the faculties and institutes on the development of the educational and research process, and the developed strategic plans in this regard.

 Dr. Gaber highlightedAU interest to the African dimension to support the pioneering role of Egypt's in the African continent. He indicated that the Alexandria University would implement several activities in Guinea during May within the framework of cooperation with Gamal Abdel Nasser University in Conakry. The activities would include medical convoys to provide diagnostic and treatment services and performing surgical operations, as well as training of Guineans doctors. In addition,a branch of AU Engineering Centerwill be opened in Guinea to provide consultants and engineering studies neededin the African countries and to contribute to the design and implementation of constructions and various projects.  That comes in conjunction with the celebration held in Conakry for unveiling a memorial statue of President Gamal Abdel Nasser at the university entrance.

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AU President Dr. Essam El-Kurdi received the delegation of Alabama University - USA. The delegation consisted of professors in medicine and engineering who represented the latest results of scientific researches in early detection of colon cancer.

Dr. Mona Foad, the Professor at Faculty of Medicine in Alabama stated that the infection rate in Egypt is higher than the world average in the age under 40. She said that the protection is effective using inexpensive analysis through the current mutual researches between Alexandria University and Alabama University.

Dr. Foad Helmy Foad, the Professor of Civil Engineering in Alabama stated that AU will organize a workshop in collaboration with the National scientific Foundation in USA. The workshop will discuss the Science of Smart Cities and how to be applied in Egypt. The workshop will be held in the Four Season Hotel from 8 to 11 May 2017.