Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Science Research Team Wins Second Place in Preparing Public Policy Papers Competition
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, congratulated the Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Science at Alexandria University, for winning the second place in the research competition organized by the Information and Decision Support Center of the Egyptian Government, for preparing public policy papers under the title “We Think for Our Country." Participants included 43 research teams from various Egyptian universities.
The winning team of the Faculty’s Department of Economics included Dr. Abdelhalim Shaheen, Mr. Abdelkhalek Mohamed, Mr. Ahmed Magdy, Ms. Alaa El-Shazly, and Ms. Marwa Harb. Their research paper under the title: “Blue Economy Exports are an Engine for Growth: One of the Gains of the Flexible Exchange Rate Policy,” addressed five main axes about what the Blue Economy is, discussed the status of the Blue Economy in Egypt, and analyzed SWOT of Egypt’s exports from the Blue Economy, citing pioneering experiences in this field, and an executive plan to enhance Egypt’s exports from the blue economy. The paper concluded with important recommendations regarding enhancing the capacity of marine wealth exports, port and logistics services exports, and beach tourism services exports.
The award winners were announced at a ceremony organized by the Information and Decision Support Center on Monday the 18th of December 2023.
Launch of Eleventh Alexandria Conference for Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Management
On Monday the 18th of December 2023, Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, inaugurated the Eleventh Alexandria International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Management, which is organized by the Department of Structural Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering for two days at the Palestine Hotel. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Essam El-Kurdi, President of Al-Alamein International University, Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of Alexandria University for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs and Chairman of the Conference, Dr. Walid Abdelazim, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Community Service Affairs, Dr. Mohamed El-Howeiti, Scientific Head of the Conference, Dr. Ahmed Tarabiyah, Conference Rapporteur, in addition to several representatives of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, representatives of military academies, former presidents and vice-presidents of Egyptian universities, chairmen of the boards of directors of major industrial and construction companies, members of the Alexandria Businessmen Association, the Engineers Syndicate, as well as university faculty members and researchers.
In his speech during the opening session, Dr. Konsowa stressed the importance of this conference, which comes within the framework of Alexandria University’s keenness to keep pace with the great development in the Egyptian state and its national plans for sustainable development to build the new republic, by discussing the latest scientific research findings in the field of construction engineering, and presenting scientific experiments and research in this field. He also referred to the university’s efforts in internationalization and partnerships with international universities, and its signing of a large number of double degrees based on the prestigious status of Alexandria University. He expressed his hopes that the conference would come out with fruitful recommendations that would benefit the nation’s advancement and progress.
While Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of the University for Community Service and Development Affairs and Chairman of the Conference, confirmed that the Faculty of Engineering has provided support for this conference over the course of 33 years because of its great benefit in increasing knowledge in the field of projects and construction engineering. He added that the conference activities during the two days include a group of scientific lectures by distinguished professors from the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy and Australia.
Dr. Walid Abdelazim, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, pointed out that the conference coincided with the great progress within the country in various fields, and stressed the necessity of strengthening academic communication between the university and the industrial community in terms of scientific requirements and qualifying students of the Faculty of Engineering in this regard, through the development of new programs and student exchange with foreign universities.
Dr. Mohamed El-Howeiti, the scientific head of the conference, explained that the conference activities include 13 scientific lectures delivered by distinguished scientists from different countries, and also presents 50 research papers divided into 8 research sessions.
Dr. Ahmed Tarabiyah, the rapporteur of the conference, pointed out that the structural engineering conference began more than 30 years ago and continues this year with the presence of a large number of international researchers and speakers from six different countries.
On the sidelines of the conference, an exhibition of companies and industrial bodies participating in the conference was opened, during which some of their modern products were displayed.
Education and Student Affairs Council Praises Broad Participation in Presidential Elections, Discusses Digital Transformation Plan
Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Acting Vice President of Alexandria University for Education and Student Affairs, during the Education and Student Affairs Council held this morning, Monday the 18th of December 2023, praised the efforts of the deans and vice-deans of faculties in organizing seminars, events, and student activities to urge students and all university employees to participate effectively in the Egyptian presidential elections 2024. He expressed his happiness with this unprecedented and broad participation, which gives clear evidence of the university’s youth’s awareness of the importance of contributing to this constitutional entitlement, their belief in loyalty and belonging to their dear homeland, and their ability to build the new republic. He announced that the university has provided all aspects of logistical support to provide an appropriate climate for Students and university employees to cast their votes easily and conveniently during the electoral process.
Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen thanked the faculty deans for the effort made in preparing for the first semester final exams, which start at the beginning of January, stressing that all necessary preparations have been made for the final exams in the university’s various practical and theoretical faculties, stressing the necessity of the presence of deans, vice- deans, faculty members, and administrative staff in the examination committees’ headquarters, in order to answer students’ inquiries and create a suitable climate for them to take the exams with ease. He pointed out the importance of conducting exams in accordance with the controls and standards set for them, with the presence of medical teams inside the committees’ headquarters to provide necessary assistance for any medical emergency.
The Council discussed the presentation submitted by Dr. Sherif Keshk, Assistant Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Smart Governance, which included a report on following up on the implementation of the digital transformation plan, to develop higher education institutions and Egyptian universities, which was presented at the session of the Supreme Council of Universities held last November.
Dr. Sameh Nakhla, Director of the University’s Measurement and Evaluation Center, gave a presentation on the digital transformation initiative, which represents the focus of the Egyptian state’s interest in all government institutions in general, university education and university hospitals in particular, explaining the role of Alexandria University in activating this initiative, which includes a plan to develop universities and educational campuses, smart electronic tests, electronic platforms and portals, content, systems and applications, infrastructure. This aims to provide a distinctive learning experience for students, while expanding the circle of learning availability through information technology tools, thus qualifying students for the labour market by empowering them with information technology tools, supporting scientific research and innovation, transforming higher education institutions into smart institutions that operate efficiently, safely and environmentally friendly, smart governance within the framework of the principles of leadership and creativity, international reference, sustainability, effective participation, communication, interdisciplinarity and integration.
Dr. Sameh Nakhla also gave another presentation on the mechanisms for following up on the policy and procedures of written and theoretical tests and grading exams at Alexandria University.
Deputy Governor of Alexandria Visits the Faculty of Engineering to Discuss Means of Cooperation
Dr. Essam Wahba, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, received a visit from Dr. Jacqueline Azer, Deputy Governor of Alexandria, at the Faculty of Engineering, in the presence of Dr. Walid Abdelazim, Vice Dean of the Faculty for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs.
The meeting reviewed the various aspects of cooperation between the Faculty of Engineering and Alexandria Governorate, and the strategic partnership in many projects currently taking place on the governorate’s land. The Deputy Governor also appreciated the strength of the relationship between Alexandria University and the governorate, the University having the advisory role in all aspects related to national projects.
The mechanism for preparing and reviewing detailed plans for unplanned areas in Alexandria Governorate, which the university is preparing within the framework of the cooperation protocol signed between the two sides, was also reviewed, in the presence of work teams from the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, and Engineer Noha Abdellatif, Director of the General Department of Urban Planning.
After the meeting, another extended meeting was held in the presence of the work teams and students of the architecture departments from the Urban Design Division to review the work that had been done in preparing the detailed plans and discussing them from all aspects in preparation for presenting them to civil society and the authorities in charge for authentication and approval.
President of Alexandria University Stresses the Necessity of Effective Participation in 2024 Presidential Elections
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, stressed the need for all university employees, including faculty members, staff, and students, to participate in the 2024 presidential elections, which began today, Sunday the 10th of December, and will continue for 3 days in voting stations nationwide.
He pointed out that the university administration has allocated buses to transport university employees from faculties to voting stations to facilitate the task of casting their votes, and to participate positively in choosing the president of Egypt in order to preserve the nation’s gains and achieve the goals of the new republic, as well as showing the true image of the future of our dear homeland, Egypt. He stressed that the participation of university members in the presidential elections reflects the extent of the university community’s awareness and emphasizes the role of youth in building the future.