Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, stressed during the University Council meeting, that the deans of the faculties have completed all the necessary preparations to receive students with the beginning of the new academic year 2023/2024, which is scheduled to start at the beginning of next week, and to confirm the readiness of the faculties for the regularity of lectures and educational services since the first day, the presence of faculty members, the announcement of lectures timetables, the preparation of auditoriums, lecture halls, laboratories, libraries and medical clinics in all faculties. He directed to follow up regularly on cleanliness inside the university campus, and to place informational signs, in addition to insurance and protection work for the university campus with the start of study, and to provide various means of safety and security in all university facilities. The university president directed the need to ensure good reception of students and hold student meetings to introduce them to the nature of university life and integrate them into student activities to hone their skills and develop their talents, raise students’ awareness of the culture of volunteer and community work, the values of belonging, loyalty and acceptance of others, and train students in different life skills.
The University President congratulated the Council on the occasion of the anniversary of the Prophet’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the victories of the glorious October War, pointing out that the university’s faculties celebrated this occasion for a full week and held various activities, to develop awareness and patriotic feelings among students, and introduce them to the historical epic when their fathers and grandfathers fought to change the course of history, the sacrifices and heroism made by the great Egyptian army and Egyptian soldiers in order to preserve the land, restore rights, and raise the value of the homeland.
In preparation for participating in the Green Metric World University Ranking, the University President stressed that the deansof the faculties should prepare an inventory of the public buildings in the faculties to rehabilitate and operate them with solar energy, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and within the framework of the MAIA-TAQA and SOLE projects funded by the European Union, with the aim of consuming clean and low-cost energy.
The Council approved the memorandum of understanding between Alexandria University (Faculty of Early Childhood Education) and the Directorate of Health Affairs in Alexandria, the memorandum of understanding between Alexandria University and Nile National University, the memorandum of cooperation between Alexandria University (Faculty of Tourism and Hotels) and the University of Turiba - Latvia, and the cooperation agreement between Alexandria University and Georgia Tech University in the United States of America to cooperate in the field of entrepreneurship and student exchange, and provide the necessary support programs to incubate startup companies.
The Council agreed to accept donations submitted by the American company Keysight, which is a set of devices for the electronics laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, valued at approximately 2 million pounds, and to accept donations submitted by the Horizon Solidarity Foundation, which are equipment for equipping the Fab Lab at the Faculty of Engineering, valued at approximately 1.8 million pounds. Eight hundred thousand pounds.
The Council approved the promotion of 13 faculty members, 5 to the position of professor, 8 to the position of associate professor, the appointment of 24 lecturers, and the granting of 32 doctoral degrees and 63 master’s degrees in various scientific specializations.