International Project at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology to Develop Digital Training Programs Funded by the Francophone University Agency (AUF)
Experts from 8 countries in the forming of the project advisory board.
Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), confirmed that the University launched the OBTIAN project, which is an international research project aimed at developing digital training programs funded by the Francophone University Agency (AUF) with the aim of providing “job seekers” with the general skills required by the labor market locally and internationally.
He added that the project is staffed by professors and experts in logic, humanities, digitization and e-learning from E-JUST, the University of Lille in France, and the Virtual University of Tunis in Tunis.
Dr. Haytham El-Sayed, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Liberal Arts and Culture Center (LACC) at the University, explained that the project is working to study the digitization of all general and basic skills and make them available to trainees remotely through a professional e-learning platform, along with a communication platform between graduates of these programs and stakeholders in the market. On the one hand, the work allows graduates to market their skills and increase their employability, and on the other hand it allows the concerned bodies to reach the appropriate employee for their job requirements.
He added that an international advisory council was formed with the aim of verifying the validity of the project’s strategic plan, monitoring it and its implementation stages, in addition to exchanging experiences in the field of professional skills. He explained that this council includes international experts representing 8 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe (Egypt, France, Tunisia, Japan, Morocco, Belgium, Lebanon and India) and they are:
1. James Walker, Vice President for International Affairs, Lyon II University, France.
2. Rami Iskandar, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, Mansoura University. Director of the National E-Learning Center (NELC), the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, Egypt.
3. Hamdi Mlika, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science and Language, University of Kairouan, Tunisia.
4. Nathalie Rouphael, Educational Project Consultant at MOODLE, GIZ and DGVTE, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
5. Mehdi Kaddouri, Professor of Linguistics, President of the E-Learning Center at Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco.
6. Mona Shehata, Lecturer and Research Associate in Communication Studies at the University of Poitiers, France
7. Takahiro Morio, Department of Global Activities, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
8. Mokhtar Ben Henda, ISO expert, Professor of Information and Communication Technology, Bordeaux-Montaigne University, France.
9. Pranay Deb, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Center for Distance Learning, Tripura University, India.
10. Noha Sultan, Project Manager, Alexandria CNF (AUF), Senghor University, Egypt.
11. Bruno de Lever, Professor and Digital Advisor to the President of the University of Mons, Belgium.