AUC, DOW Partner to Address Egypt’s Energy Needs

AUC Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman and Dow Egypt's Country Manager Momen Adel sign the AUC-Dow research and development partnership
AUC Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman and Dow Egypt's Country Manager Momen Adel sign the AUC-Dow research and development partnership
Dow and AUC Partnership

AUC and Dow, the world’s largest chemical company, have partnered to enhance research, development and demonstration projects that deliver on industrial and academic goals. 

Combining Dow’s industrial and technological expertise with AUC’s academic research capabilities, the partnership aims to undertake research and development projects that will explore how energy efficiency in buildings can be increased using globally proven technologies, such as  building insulation. These projects seek to influence building codes in Egypt to adopt more advanced construction methods with better power savings.

“AUC is proud to partner with a global chemistry leader like Dow Chemical Company,” said Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman. “Together, AUC and Dow will work to develop innovative solutions for Egypt’s infrastructure and energy-efficiency needs through impactful, industry-academia collaboration. This is an example of how educational institutions and businesses can successfully cooperate for the benefit of
society.”


The partnership will also provide AUC students with internships at Dow, giving them access to experts from the chemical industry and hands-on work experience. In addition, through Dow's Educator Empowerment program, the company will provide AUC faculty members with teacher training and professional development.


“With a legacy of almost 100 years, AUC has established itself as one of the foremost educational institutions in the Arab world” said Momen Adel, country manager for Dow Egypt. “We are proud to partner with this world-class University and exchange knowledge and ideas, which we believe will contribute to the advancement of Egypt and help address some of the country’s scientific and technological needs.”