Fayza Abul-Naga: A scientific partnership between Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology and 13 universities to serve the region
The Ambassador, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Egypt-Japan University, and Advisor to the President on the Republic’s National Security, said that E-JUST is a model for cooperation between Egyptian and Japanese governments to serve Africa and the Arab region. It is also an important center for the dissemination of culture, modern educational systems and the Japanese model in education, not only in Egypt but in the Middle East as well.
During her presidency of the Board of Trustees of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology on Tuesday, she added that she is proud the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) chose E-JUST to hold a series of seminars on the Japanese modernization experience, expressing her thanks to Ambassador Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo, for his distinguished effort in supporting E-JUST to become a center for science and knowledge.
She commended the cooperative efforts of the Japanese ambassador in promoting the University and the grants allocated to African students from the continent, and praised the mutual efforts of the Japanese partner universities consisting of 13 major Japanese universities that support E-JUST starting from the academic and administrative staff and student affairs along with assisting the university in the application and use of Japanese academic systems that depend on the practical application in learning to carrying out research projects, and the establishment of centers of excellence for basic and applied research. These centers serve the local and regional community, through building partnerships with Japanese academic and research institutions, as well as serving the industry by conducting applied research and learning about advanced Japanese technologies. She also appreciated the support of Japanese industrial companies for the university, whether by providing the university with scholarships, training students or joint research to develop the industry based on scientific research.
She referred to the university’s support for the Japanese technological education system KOSEN. During the meeting, they discussed on the Japanese technological education model with Dr. Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of E-JUST
The Board of Trustees meeting of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology in its twenty-second session, headed by Ambassador Fayza Abul-Naga, former Minister of International Cooperation and Advisor to the President on the Republic’s National Security, was launched today, Tuesday, in the presence of Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President of the University, Prof. Masaki Suzuki, Vice President for Regional and International Relations, Prof. Goto Satoshi Vice President for Research, Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President for Education and Academic Affairs, and members of the Board of Trustees from the Egyptian and Japanese sides.
From the Egyptian side, Prof. Mahmoud Sakr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Prof. Mohammed Lotayef, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Universities, representing the Ministry of Higher Education, Prof. Abdulaziz Qanswa, President of Alexandria University, Prof. Hany Helal, former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Ambassador Mahmoud Talaat will participate in the meeting. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Ismail Serageldin, Founding President of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Ms. Mona Ahmed, representing the Ministry of International Cooperation, and the Egyptian private sector and industry represented by Prof. Sherine Hassan Helmy and Engineer Mohamed Abdel Gaid Al-Arabi will also be present.
From the Japanese side, Dr. Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Vice President of the Council, Ambassador Masaki Noke, Ambassador of the Japan in Cairo, Mr. Omura Yoshifumi, Chief Representative of the JICA Office in Cairo, Prof. Katsuhiko Shirai – Former President of Waseda University, and Prof. Kyosuke Nagata, President of Tsukuba University, will also participate from the Japanese side. Prof. Kazuya Masu, President of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Prof. Mitsuo Ochi, President of Hiroshima University, Prof. Yoshio Nakatani, President of Ritsuemeikan University, Prof. Tatsuro Ishibashi, President of Kyushu University, Yasushi Taguchi representing the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and Mr. Jun Karube, President of Toyota Tsusho International Corporation, representing the Japanese private sector and industry will also attend.