Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)

الجامعة المصرية اليابانية للعلوم والتكنولوجيا‎


  • Abdul Ghaffar: University Education Achieved an Unprecedented Boom in the Past Years with the Support of the Political Leadership

    The Inauguration Ceremony of the new President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology On Tuesday, Prof. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, witnessed the celebration of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)’s inauguration of its new president. The ceremony of handing over the presidency from Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary to Prof. Amr Adly took place in the presence of H.E. Ambassador Fayza Abou el-Naga, Adviser to the President of the Republic for National Security and Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, Major General Mohamed Al-Sharif, Governor of Alexandria, Major General Khaled Shuaib, Governor of Matrouh, Ambassador Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, and Imoto Sachiko, First Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as members of the University’s Board of Trustees from the Egyptian and Japanese sides. The Minister said that Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology is an Egyptian governmental university with a Japanese partnership, which was established as a result of a bilateral agreement between the Egyptian and Japanese governments in 2009, based on scientific research and diversified education. It started as a research-oriented university in 2010 through a program for postgraduate studies, followed by undergraduate programs in 2017. In his speech, the minister praised the distinguished level of E-JUST as a model for science and knowledge in Egypt, and the extension of the bonds of friendship between Egypt and Japan, as a model for fruitful cooperation between the two governments. He noted that E-JUST is a model that embodies the unlimited support and mutual political cooperation between Egypt and Japan. He further pointed to the University's constructive contribution to the advancement of the higher educational system and scientific research in Egypt, as the University’s policy is based on benefiting from the Japanese model of active learning based on experimentation and innovation and relying on scientific research, practical application, and problem-solving methodology. The university is unique with interdisciplinary academic disciplines that interact with all industrial, manufacturing and service sectors, and it is a first-class research university in accordance with international standards. Abdel Ghaffar affirmed the political leadership’s support for university education, which has achieved an unprecedented boom during the past years, pointing to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s opening of the University’s main campus in 2020, which was a major milestone that reflects the unlimited political support of the Egyptian government. He added that the Egyptian government funded university facilities and operating expenses, while the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), provided special support that includes funding the participation of about 100 Japanese faculty members each year, and equipping E-JUST's laboratories and centers of excellence with highly advanced equipment. In addition, it provides capacity building for Egyptian technicians and administrators, and facilitating all kinds of cooperation between E-JUST and a number of prominent Japanese universities, which are commonly referred to as “Japanese Collaborating Universities (JCU).” The Minister praised the University’s outstanding research performance and its possession of a group of distinguished faculty members. E-JUST has flourished in terms of the number of annual international publications for each faculty member, the number of annual patents submitted, and the number of research grants granted through industry support units. This also includes the grants that the university offers to Africa (TICAD) to hone human resources in the fields of science, technology, and creativity to contribute to the development of African countries. At the end of his speech, Abdel Ghaffar thanked the members of E-JUST Board of Trustees, faculty members and administration for their achievements. He also thanked Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary for his efforts during his years as president of the university, wishing success to Prof. Amr Adly, the current president of the University, in his future responsibilities to achieve the goals of E- JUST and continue to lead the university towards excellence, under the full support of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education. Ambassador Fayza Abou el-Naga gave a speech in which she expressed her appreciation for the role played by Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology as one of the beacons of science in Egypt, which embodies the volume of scientific and academic cooperation between Egypt and Japan. She praised the positive climate that helps learning, research and innovation, and the university’s role in linking academic education with the industry in various fields. She followed her speech with the decision of the University’s board of trustees to appoint Prof. Amr Adly as president of the University. The council also decided to name the University’s research complex after Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, to become; “Ahmed El-Gohary Complex for Research Excellence”, in honor of his efforts during his presidency of the University. The Japanese ambassador stressed in his speech on the depth of the Egyptian-Japanese relations, especially in the scientific and academic fields, and the ambassador valued President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s interest in Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, pointing to the fruitful cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research through grant programs. He stressed his country's keenness to continue activating cooperation between the two countries in various fields. Prof. Amr Adly, in his speech, thanked the University’s Board of Trustees for the trust and support, stressing his eagerness to work during his leadership of the University to complement its development plan and benefit from its high reputation and previous achievements to obtain new national and international cadres. During the inauguration ceremony of the new president of the University, the biography of Prof. Amr Adly and the features of the University's strategic plan, which included an assessment of the needs of the international labor market in the future, were presented. The celebration also witnessed an artistic performance by university students. The ceremony was attended by: Prof. Abdel Aziz Konsowa President of Alexandria University, Prof. Hany Helal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Senghor University, Prof. Mahmoud Saqr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Prof. Ayman Ashour, Deputy Minister for University Affairs, Prof. Yasser Refaat, Deputy Minister for Scientific Research, Prof. Masaaki Suzuki, Vice President for Regional and International Affairs, Prof. Goto Satoshi, Vice President for Scientific Research, Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President for Education and Academic Affairs, members of the Board of Trustees from the Egyptian and Japanese sides, and the deans of faculties and centers at the University.

    2022-07-19 10:19:14


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