Symposium Entitled “The Dangers of Addiction and Its Negative Effects on the Individual and Society” at Faculty of Medicine
Under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of the University for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, and Dr. Ali Abdel Mohsen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University organized a symposium entitled “ The dangers of addiction and its negative effects on the individual and society.” The symposium was attended by Dr. Iman Youssef, Vice Dean for Education and Student Affairs, Dr. Tamer Abdallah, Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development, in addition to several faculty members, department heads, civil society representatives, and medicine students at Alexandria University.
The attendees, including experts and specialists in the field of drug control, gave lectures on the societal role played by various state institutions in combating addiction and caring for those recovering from it, clarifying misconceptions about addiction, the relationship between mental illness and drug misuse. They also discussed the latest treatment programs for stimulants and the new types of drugs, and their impact on society and the system of moral values, as combating addiction and drugs contributes to protecting society and individuals from this imminent danger that affects them. The experts also explained the negative effects of drug addiction on the individual and society, the role of the family in primary prevention, as it is the first barrier for children, and methods for early detection of addiction.
Conclusion of Social Leaders Training Camp to Prepare Cadres at Alexandria University
Within the framework of Alexandria University’s keenness to develop the personal skills of its students, and under the auspices of Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, and the supervision of Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, the activities of the cadre preparation camp for the team of new social leaders, which was organized by the university in Port Said governorate, were concluded. The training camp lasted for three days with the participation of 50 male and female students from all university faculties, with the aim of preparing social leaders capable of assuming responsibility, and training them to invest in their human capabilities, engage in the labour market, benefit from student activities at the university, and share their experiences with their colleagues at the university.
The camp was supervised by Mr. Shihab Mahrous, acting director of the General Administration of Youth Welfare at Alexandria University, and Mr. Sherif Salah, supervisor of student activities and supervisor of the social leaders’ team. The camp activities included several seminars and lectures to introduce new students to the role of the Youth Welfare Administration and the various sports, cultural, social and artistic activities that it offers to students during their university years and the role of the University Students’ Union, Fraternities and Scouts
President of Alexandria University receives the Ambassador of Cyprus
Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, received Mrs. Polly Ioannou, Ambassador of the State of Cyprus to Cairo, to discuss ways of cooperation between the two sides in various scientific and academic fields. During the visit, an agreement was signed for the Alliance of Cities and Universities in Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Cyprus, Palestine and Lebanon.
For his part, the university president welcomed the ambassador, stressing the depth of relations between the two sides, and stressed the university’s keenness to strengthen, consolidate and continue the bonds of those relations and exchange academic experiences between the two countries in all fields.
For her part, the ambassador stressed the depth of relations between the two sides, noting that the meetings of the regional network of universities and cities will create great opportunities for cooperation between all cities of the alliance.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Saeed Allam, Vice President of the University for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, Dr. Ali Abdel Mohsen, Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, Dr. Sameh Shehata, Director of the Office of International Relations, Dr. Jihan Joyfel, Assistant President of the University for Branches of Foreign Universities, and Dr. Bushra Salem, Assistant President of the University. University for International Classifications Affairs.
President of Alexandria University Honors Hayah Karima Foundation Volunteers from University Students and Alexandrian Community
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, honoured Hayah Karima (Decent Life) Foundation volunteers from university students and the Alexandria community for their positive efforts during the year 2023, in the conference hall of the Faculty of Nursing in Smouha, in the presence of Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, and Brigadier-General Tamer Abdellatif, the Executive Director of Hayah Karima Foundation in Alexandria, as well as Dr. Ahmed Gamal, Dr. Doaa El-Nemr, and Engineer Hisham El-Naggar, coordinators of the Hayah Karima Foundation.
In his speech, Dr. Konsowa welcomed the attendees at Alexandria University, stressing his keenness to participate in this celebration to support the value of volunteering and highlight its importance for building the state and protecting its stability. He saluted and appreciated the volunteers of Hayah Karima Foundation from Alexandria University and the Alexandria community for their role in serving society. Dr. Konsowa also highlighted the Egyptian state’s awareness of its responsibility to support marginalized groups, and the launch of several health and community initiatives by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi all over the country, including the Hayah Karima “Decent Life” initiative, that aims at developing Egypt in an unprecedented way at the regional level, establishing advanced infrastructure, providing integrated community services, and bringing Egypt to the position it deserves. He also stressed the important role of youth in overcoming the obstacles and difficulties facing society through science, hard work, and spreading positive energy among the different groups of society.
Dr. Ahmed Gamal, coordinator of the Hayah Karima Foundation, thanked Alexandria University for supporting the Hayah Karima initiative in performing its role to serve community through the concept of sustainable development, stressing the initiative’s keenness to unite the ranks of civil society as part of the National Alliance for Civil Action, pointing to the importance of investing in people through training and qualification for the requirements of the labour market, which is implemented by the initiative through the Value Training Program at the National Training Academy in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education.
The ceremony witnessed the honouring of 172 students from Alexandria University and 452 volunteers from Alexandria Governorate for their active role and positive participation in the Decent Life Initiative, in addition to the screening of documentary films about the “Decent Life” initiative and the Value Training Program at the National Training Academy.
President of Alexandria University Inspects Construction Work at Faculty of Engineering Lecture Hall 1, at a Total Cost of 100 Million EGP
Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, inspected the construction work at the Faculty of Engineering, stressing the need to adhere to the specified timetable and take into account the quality of implementation, in addition to the necessity of daily follow-up of new constructions occurring at the university level. Dr. Konsowa also inspected the construction work for Lecture Hall 1 at the Faculty of Engineering. He pointed out that the hall was built using the latest state-of-the-art technology used in international universities at a total cost of up to 100 million pounds, with a capacity of 638 seats, and is equipped with a high-speed internet network, a complete air conditioning system using the latest VFR systems, a firefighting system, an audio system, surveillance cameras and display monitors.