Prof. Masaaki Suzuki, Vice President for International Relations at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology in Alexandria expressed his pleasure at the great turnout of African ambassadors to participate in the celebration of the “2nd Africa Day” at the Egypt-Japan University. Twelve African ambassadors and Ambassador Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan in Egypt attended the celebration.
This came during his speech at the celebration of “Africa Day”, which was organized by the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology at its headquarters in Borg El-Arab.
Suzuki stated that E-JUST is a model of an international university, giving a simplified explanation of TICAD-7 as a conference for African development that aims to develop the quality of human resources in the field of STI. He indicated that the university has allocated 150 scholarships for postgraduate studies to students in Africa, funded by a cooperation between the governments of Egypt and Japan.
He explained that the grant aims to prepare African cadres with expertise in the fields of science, technology, and innovation to contribute to supporting development in Africa. He noted that 50 students are accepted annually for a period of 3 years, as announced at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD-7.
He pointed out that students can apply for grants through the university’s website, as the application will start on December 30, and end on February 12, 2022.
The celebration was launched with the participation of Prof. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, via videoconference, and in the presence of Ambassador Masaki Noke, the Ambassador of Japan in Egypt, and Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology.
The celebration also witnessed the participation of 12 African ambassadors, including the ambassadors of Kenya, Angola, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, and Malawi, and in the presence of the Japanese ambassador, and the director of the JICA Egypt office.
The deans of the schools at E-JUST in Alexandria also attended: Prof. Mona Gamal El-Din, Prof. Mohammed Abu Zahhad, Prof. Amr El-Tawil, Prof. Adel Rayan, Prof. Ahmed Abdel-Moneim, and Prof. Isam Hamza.