USA Ambassador in Cairo Inspects University Center for Professional Development at the Faculty of Business
Dr. Hisham Saeed, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, received today, Monday February 5, 2024, Ambassador Herro Mustafa Garg, the Ambassador of the United States of America in Cairo, and her accompanying delegation, in order to enhance scientific cooperation between the two sides. The meeting was attended by Dr. El-Sayed El-Seifi, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Dr. Gihan Gewaifel, Assistant President of the University for Foreign University Branches, Dr. Dina Saad, Director of the University Centres for Professional Development, Dr. Aisha Hamdi, Director of the Faculty of Business Centre, and Regional Representative of the Project, and Dr. Ayten El-Roubi, Director of the University Centre for Professional Development at the Faculty of Education.
In her speech, the Ambassador expressed her pleasure for being at Alexandria University, stressing her endeavour to build many partnerships and successes with Egyptian universities during the coming period. The Ambassador also visited the University Centre for Professional Development at the Faculty of Business, Alexandria University, and listened to the success stories achieved by graduate students through the Centre. She also confirmed that the visit comes within the framework of the American Embassy in Cairo’s keenness to communicate with students at university centres for professional development, as well as to listen to their suggestions in developing the courses and activities that the centre offers, so that the embassy can provide the necessary support to them in cooperation with the administration of Alexandria University.
The Ambassador announced the establishment of A fourth centre for professional development in the medical campus of Alexandria University to serve the educational process there. She indicated that there is a proposal to establish centres for psychological support and mental health for students, pointing out that the embassy is fully prepared to provide financial support to establish centres for psychological support and mental health for students at Alexandria University.
While Dr. Hisham Saeed welcomed the American Ambassador and her accompanying delegation, and reviewed issues related to enhancing cooperation between the university and the American Embassy, within the framework of Alexandria University’s strategy and its future vision of moving towards internationalism. Dr. Saeed expressed his pleasure that there are three university centres for professional development at Alexandria University in the Faculties of Business, Engineering, and Education, appreciating the role of the embassy in establishing a fourth centre in the medical campus to serve the educational and health process at the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. He pointed out that these centres have contributed over the five years since their establishment in 2017 in developing the skills of more than six thousand male and female students, in addition to providing them with job opportunities and qualifying them for the local, international and regional labour market through advanced training courses that keep pace with the labour markets and organizing employment forums in various faculties.
Alexandria University Organizes Comprehensive Medical Convoy to El Wadi Village in King Mariout Area
Under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, and under the supervision of the Community Service and Environmental Development Sector headed by Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of the University, and within the framework of the university’s role in serving the areas most in need, Alexandria University organized a comprehensive medical convoy to El-Wadi village in the King Mariout area, in cooperation with Inner Wheel Alexandria Capital and Inner Wheel Sporting organizations, to provide medical services to the people of the region.
Dr. Wafa El-Sehli, professor at the Faculty of Medicine and rapporteur of the university’s convoy committee, stated that the convoy witnessed the medical examination of a large number of cases from the village’s people, explaining that the total number of cases that were examined amounted to 637 cases, distributed as follows: 61 gynaecology cases, 92 dermatology cases, 92 internal medicine, 110 paediatrics, 49 otorhinolaryngology, 91 orthopaedics, 83 dental cases, and 59 ophthalmia. She added that several cases were transferred to the main university hospital, including 1 paediatric case, 20 dental, and 10 otorhinolaryngology.
The convoy witnessed a large turnout from the villagers, who expressed their happiness and thanks to Alexandria University for the presence of the convoy and its recurrence on a regular basis to serve the citizens of the village.
Alexandria University Ranked First Locally and 492 Globally in Webometrics International Ranking of Universities
The Webometrics ranking of universities announced the release of the January 2024 edition of the general classification, where Alexandria University ranked first among Egyptian universities and ranked (492) globally in the classification, which includes 32 thousand educational institutions from all over the world.
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, indicated that these results reflect the university’s efforts towards encouraging faculty members and researchers to international scientific publishing, providing technical support to faculties, providing a digital library to enhance the development of knowledge and skills among researchers at Alexandria University, and providing sources of access to academic research and information resources, which contributes to its advancement in international ranking.
It is worth noting that the Webometrics ranking is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab Foundation, which is affiliated with (CSIC) and is considered one of the most important research bodies in Spain. The classification is the largest in terms of the number of higher education institutions that are analysed in preparation for participation. The methodology in the general Webometrics ranking is based on a 50% awarded to the sum of shared general knowledge, as well as the influence of the contents of the university’s website, 10% the number of highly cited researchers in the Google Scholar database, and 40% the number of papers included in the top 10% cited in the Semago database during the five years prior to the year preceding the year of enumeration.
As pf the year 2024, the Webometrics general ranking will be issued twice a year, at the end of January and July of each year, as an incentive for educational institutions to have a greater presence on the internet, display their activities accurately, and to pay attention to web policy, open access and transparency.
President of Alexandria University and Bibliotheca Alexandrina Director Renew Memorandum of Understanding of Centre for Hellenistic Studies
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, and Dr. Ahmed Zayed, Director of the Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), signed the renewal of the memorandum of understanding between the two sides, which is an extension of the previous memorandum of understanding that resulted in the establishment of the Alexandria Centre for Hellenistic Studies at the headquarters of the Library of Alexandria as a distinguished centre for Hellenistic studies at the graduate level. It is academically linked to Alexandria University, and includes scientific departments of languages, literature, history, and philosophy.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding was witnessed by Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of the University for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, Dr. Naglaa Abou-Agag, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts for Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Marwa El-Wakil, Head of the Academic Research Sector at the Library of Alexandria, Dr. Mohamed Soliman, Head of the Cultural Communication Sector at the Library of Alexandria, and Dr. Emad Khalil, Director of the Centre for Hellenistic Studies at the Library of Alexandria.
In his speech on this occasion, Dr. Konsowa stressed Alexandria University’s keenness to continue close cooperation with the Library of Alexandria, pointing to the excellence of the academic level of the Alexandria Centre for Hellenistic Studies and the university’s aspiration to develop other programs in cooperation with the Library, within the framework of Alexandria University’s international relations with high-ranked international universities, to provide capable academic programs to raise the level of education and scientific research.
Dr. Ahmed Zayed expressed his pleasure with the distinguished relations between the Library of Alexandria and Alexandria University, as the latter provides all means of assistance and support so that the Library can fulfil its role in serving students and researchers and creating the climate to expand cultural activity in the Alexandrian society. He stressed the importance of the Alexandria Centre for Hellenistic Studies to study the Hellenistic period as a transitional stage in Egyptian history, pointing to Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s future plans to provide distinguished scientific programs in cooperation and joint coordination with Alexandria University.
Dr. Hesham Saeed Inaugurates Second Annual Forum for Digital Library Specialists
On Wednesday, 31 January 2024, Dr. Hesham Saeed, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, inaugurated the activities of the second annual forum for digital library specialists at Alexandria University, under the title “Analysis of the Reality of the Digital Library Units at the University’s Faculties and Institutes for the year 2022/2023 and the Future Plan for the Coming Year,” which will be held over two days from January 31 to February 1, in order to make the most of the services of the digital library units at the libraries of the university’s faculties and institutes.
The opening session was attended by Dr. Ahmed Wahban, Dean of the Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Sciences, Dr. Sherine Adel Nosseir, Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Dr. Alaa Gaafar, Executive Director of the Digital Library Unit at Alexandria University, Faculties’ Vice Deans for Postgraduate Studies and Research, and the digital library specialists at the faculties and institutes of Alexandria University.
In his speech, Dr. Hesham Saeed emphasized that the digital library plays a vital role in supporting university education and scientific research and enhancing the development of knowledge and skills among students and researchers at Alexandria University. He added that the digital library has a positive impact on the learning and academic development process, as it allows easy access and permanent availability to research and academic information without the need to move to the actual library, in addition to providing a wide range of rich academic resources, which includes a huge collection of e-books, scientific articles, research and dissertations listed on databases, enabling the researcher to explore various topics. Saeed added that the role of digital libraries is not only limited to these services, but it extends to very important services such as the checking and examination service for plagiarism and academic citations, stressing that some other services will be introduced for which recommendations were issued by the Supreme Council for Postgraduate Studies and Research last month, such as the proofreading and linguistic revision service, which is an important factor in acceptance of scientific research into international journals with a high impact factor.
While Dr. Ahmed Wahban thanked those in charge of the digital library at Alexandria University for their continuous efforts to improve the digital library and serve the educational and research process at Alexandria University, hoping that this forum would be a good opportunity to communicate and learn about the various services of the university’s digital library.
Meanwhile, Dr. Alaa Gaafar reviewed the reality of the digital library units during the past year, through quality control and service development. She stressed that the digital library at Alexandria University seeks during the future period the necessity of launching the internal digital repository system IDAR for the digital library units of Alexandria University, to link the central unit with the sub-units in the university’s faculties and institutes, controlling the quality of bibliographic records on the EULC, converting all digital library transactions to the online system, completing the digitization of printed dissertations at the university in cooperation with the central library, and providing an internet subscription to the digital sub-library unit at each faculty or institute.
At the conclusion of the forum, Dr. Hesham Saeed honoured the best digital sub-libraries for the year 2023, in view of the effort and dedication they made last year to improve the digital library and serve the research process in their faculties.