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President of the International Studies University in Zhejiang, China, received Prof. Dr. Essam ElKurdy, vice president of Alexandria University for Community Service and Environmental Development, and his delegation in the administration building in in Hangzhou.



During the meeting, they discussed ways of cooperation between the two universities through the exchange of staff members and graduate students, and participation in conferences and seminars to learn about the features of the Egyptian and Chinese cultures. The university president in China expressed his desire to send graduate students to study Arabic at the Faculty of Arts and Specialized Studies at the University of Alexandria, and also he expressed his desire to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two universities. Furthermore, Prof. Essam Kurdish delivered an introductory lecture for Alexandria University and its faculties and the Centre for Arabic Language in Faculty of Arts. Then Dr. Kurdy and his accompanying delegation moved to the Chinese capital of Beijing to open up new prospects for cooperation in the fields of scientific and cultural exchanges between the University of Alexandria and the Chinese educational institutions.


Prof. Dr. Seddik Abdul Salam, Vice President of Alexandria University for graduate Studies and Research and Prof. Dr. Essam Kurdi, Vice President of the University for the Community Service and Environment Development and Prof. Dr. Hisham Gaber, Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs received Dr. Masaaki Suzuki, Vice President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology for Regional and International Affairs and Dr. Mona Gamal Eldin, the Acting Deputy of the Egypt-Japan university for Education and Academic Affairs. 

During the meeting Alexandria University Deputies stressed the university keen to benefit from the Japanese experience in the area of education and scientific research and technological applications and underlined the development cooperation between the two countries, in particular Egypt-Japan university of Science and Technology.

They also stressed the need to make use of the distinguished possibilities of the two sides and to conduct common scientific activities in modern and advanced fields as well as releasing common scientific magazines and publications. 

Dr. Suzuki indicated that the study for Bachelor degrees will began from 2017 while the study was limited to graduate studies since its inception in 2009 until now for both Masters and PhD degree. He added that the construction works of the new university campus in Burj Al Arab began on the area of 200 Acres in order to present a scientific and research contribution through collaboration between Egyptian minds and the scientific progress of Japan.

At the end of the visit, Prof. Dr. Seddik Abdul Salam presented the University Shield to Dr. Suzuki in recognition of the role of the Japanese University in the service of human development in Egypt, the Arab region and Africa.


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. Hisham Gaber, Vice President of Alexandria University for Education and Students Affairs expressed his hope to employ the human resources as a driving force for development. He explained that Egypt is a country that hopes youth force can be the engine of development to achieve a better future. He also pointed to the importance of communication between students and faculty members outside the lectures hall through student activities that university is keen on its diversity and encourages more students to participate in.

Dr. Gaber stated that a project is now being prepared aiming to serve and develop the Alexandrian community where university students will be involved during the summer holiday. The project is the product of cooperation between education sectors and community service and the development of the environment sector in the university.

This came during the meeting held by the University President with the students of Alexandria University Club on Sunday evening, 7th of February 2016 in El Max. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Mohammed Abdel Karim Abaza, Rector Deputy for Matrouh branch affairs, deans and faculties deputies

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.