Students of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology have Revealed the Secret of Success for the Japanese Model in Education:
Education with international standards … We travel to train in Japan … and we have received offers to work in international companies
Abanoub Ashraf, E-JUST student:
The University supports our potential in innovation, scientific excellence and teamwork.
Mohamed Abdel Fattah, E-JUST student:
We learned the values of discipline, respect of time and teamwork from our Japanese professors.
Habiba Mohamed Nour, E-JUST student:
We gain experience from research and university projects, which helps us bridge the gap between our skills and what the international job market requires.
Muhammad Fadl, E-JUST student:
A distinguished education on Egyptian soil is better for us than traveling abroad.
Rahma Al-Behairy, E-JUST student:
I am currently working on a research project to produce an alternative to solar cells using chemicals.
A number of students at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology revealed the secret of the success of the Japanese model in education at the university, which greatly helped them develop their ability in scientific research and innovation because 50% of the scientific content of the courses relies on their research. They confirmed that the university provides them with opportunities for summer training in Japan in major international companies. A number of them stated that they received offers to work for international companies, in which they had previously received training, as soon as they graduate.
Abanoub Ashraf, senior FIBH E-JUST student from Fayoum, who studies at the department of Accounting and Information Technology, says that the university provided him with an opportunity for a two-month summer internship in a major Japanese automotive company in Egypt.
He added: “I was fortunate enough to be the first Egyptian student to train in this major company, and I got an offer from the company to work there upon graduation as a result of my excellence in work and performance during the training period. The Japanese experience in education supports our ability to be innovative, creative and to excel”.
He added: “The University provides us with all the requirements for scientific distinction, innovation and creativity. The university’s laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment and technological advances, and our Egyptian and Japanese professors pay a great amount of attention to us. The university also provides us with accommodation and all means of entertainment, such as football, tennis, squash, billiards, swimming pools as well as educational seminars.
Research and Innovation
Mohamed Abdel Fattah, FIBH EJUST student from Aswan, said: “I joined the university after I passed the English language entrance exam and was among the first batch selected. I learned from the Japanese professors at the University to respect time very much, as time is a precious commodity. I also learned to be diligent in searching for scientific material and innovations.
He added: “I chose to specialize in entrepreneurship after attending a course at the University, and I participated in a project on entrepreneurship in the global competition organized by an American university. The challenge was to come up with an idea to address air pollution, and through research, we found that Egypt has 6 million tons of straw, a percentage of which is burned causing environmental pollution. We thought and came up with the idea of extracting cellulose from straw and using it to produce paper and napkins and diverting the exhaust from that process to the cement industry. We won first place in the competition at the university level and won first place in the second phase of the competition from among 32 universities participating in the global competition.”
Commenting on the methodology of teaching at the University, he added: “it does not depend on memorization and indoctrination, but rather deduction and scientific research, adding that, during the lecture, the Japanese professors always draw a smile on their face while teaching. They are very calm and accurate, and always check that their students understand and assimilate the information or the scientific content through interaction during and after the lecture.”
Habiba Mohamed Nour, FOE student at EJUST, said: “I traveled to Japan for summer training for two weeks, during which I got acquainted with Japanese culture. The most important characteristic of our university is introducing new programs that connect us with the new updates in the labor market, and we gained experience from research projects and participating in international competitions.”
She added, “We studied the Japanese language, and we had direct interaction with Japanese professors who helped us get exposed to the culture and knowledge as it exists in Japan. I dream of starting my own project after graduation in the field of engineering with the Japanese experience that I gained during my years of study at E-JUST”.
Muhammad Abu al-Fadl, FOE sophomore student from Cairo, said, “After my success in high school with a total of 92%, I had many choices for the university I will be joining, and I decided to join Egypt-Japan University because it has state-of-the-art technological advances in the laboratories, which include the latest scientific equipment in the world.” He added, “we are taught here as if we were in Japan, but on Egyptian soil. Everything here is based on the Japanese system, such as university designs, laboratories, and teaching and learning methods”.
He added, “I got the world championship in modern pentathlon, so I got a scholarship from the university, which is keen to support student athletes and provide them with all the opportunities, including activity and sports areas with international specifications.”
He also mentioned, “I have benefited a lot from my Japanese professors, and this has reflected on my life. I have learned to prioritize my time and organize my life in general. I also learned seriousness in work, perseverance and perfection”.
Rahma Mohamed Al-Behairy, an FOE senior student, said, “I was the first trainee in a major Japanese automotive company in Cairo, and I am currently working on a research project to produce an alternative to solar cells using chemicals available in Egypt.” She added that she is also taking advantage of the Japanese model in education in her way of thinking, organizing her time and developing her creativity and innovation. She dreams of being a manager of a Japanese automotive company.