15th Board of Trustees (BoT) Meeting
On Monday May 15th, 2017, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) held its 15th Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel in Cairo. The meeting was headed by Ambassador Fayza Aboulnaga, BoT Chairperson.
In the presence of Egyptian side BoT members; E-JUST President Prof. Ahmed M. Al-Gohary and Bibliotheca Alexandrina representative Prof. Mohamed Al-Faham. Besides, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) President Prof. Mahmoud Sakr and Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative Ambassador Amgad Abd El-Ghaffar.
As for the Japanese BoT attended members; Open University of Japan Chairperson Prof. Katsuhiko SHIRAI and Ambassador of Japan to Egypt H.E Takehiro KAGAWA. As well as Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) representative Mr. Takeuchi Shinya and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Vice President Ms. Noriko SUZUKI.
The most important highlight during the 15th BoT meeting was honouring Prof. Katsuhiko Shirai. Several topics were then discussed to determine the future path of one of the biggest projects between Egypt and Japan, which is E-JUST. Also, the latest developments E-JUST has witnessed during the past few months.
During the held meeting, main and secondary campus construction progress report was presented. In addition, Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate (FoE) starting in September 2017 Report was presented for approval. Followed by the approval to start the Faculty of International Business and Humanity (FIBH). E-JUST acceptance to JICA donations were mentioned as well. Last but not least, financial budget progress status of 2016/2017 was discussed. Finally, honouring E-JUST Faculty members and students awards winners.
To conclude, the BoT members also discussed the strategy of internationalization and future plans for 2017-2021 as well as EJUST visibility plan to spread and brand for the university worldwide to acquire both undergraduate students and postgraduate scholars aiming for better education.