Empowering Engineers, Digitizing Heritage
AUC and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) have joined forces on Egypt’s Digital Heritage Portal project, alongside providing expert electronics training for engineering students and fresh graduates in the country.
President Ahmad Dallal affirmed that this partnership is a prime example of AUC’s commitment to serving society, promoting economic and human development in the communications and information technology sectors, and providing assistance and extensive vocational training to give Egyptian youth the tools they require to thrive and compete globally. “We continue to develop our well-rounded liberal arts education to ensure learners are prepared to navigate the evolving labor market while sharing our vision with our governmental and educational partners as well as the private sector,” Dallal stated.
MCIT Minister Amr Talaat emphasized the ministry's plan to strengthen Egypt's position in electronic design, with a focus on electric cars and self-driving vehicles, and commended the extensive knowledge and academic expertise of AUC. “This endeavor seeks to expand the pool of specialized professionals and equip youth with a robust skill set, ensuring they possess the necessary knowledge to excel in these high-value scientific specializations,” said Talaat.
“We continue to develop our well-rounded liberal arts education to ensure learners are prepared to navigate the evolving labor market while sharing our vision with our governmental and educational partners as well as the private sector."
The Role of the AUC Library: Heritage Preservation
AUC's Libraries and Learning Technologies will be collaborating with MCIT to make available Egypt’s rich heritage in a digital format to researchers and culture enthusiasts through Egypt’s Digital Heritage Portal project. “AUC's Libraries and Learning Technologies has a long and distinguished history of collecting, digitizing and safeguarding cultural heritage while also playing a pivotal role in disseminating knowledge and information," said Lamia Eid '88, '92, interim dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies. "We are excited to embark on this journey to share our resources and expertise as Egypt gears up for the launch of the [nationwide] Digital Heritage Portal project."
"We are committed to providing comprehensive metadata for the digitized collection, as metadata plays a crucial role in facilitating search and discovery, enabling scholars to navigate and explore Egypt's cultural heritage more effectively,” she continued.
Equipping Engineering Students with State-of-the-Art Training
"By developing programs that empower engineers and foster local startups and foreign investment, we can unlock the potential of many talented engineers in Egypt, driving innovation and progress,”
Through AUC and MCIT’s collaboration, engineering students and fresh graduates from all over Egypt will receive world-class expert electronics training conducted in Egypt’s seven centers for electronics development, which are located at AUC and the Smart Village as well as Alexandria, Borg El Arab, Zagazig, Ismailia and Assiut governorates
“Providing expert engineering training is not just about acquiring skills, but more about generating opportunities for job creation and economic growth," said Yehea Ismail, professor and chair of AUC's Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering and director of the Center of Nanoelectronics and Devices at the University who was recently appointed as adviser to Egypt’s MCIT minister. "By developing programs that empower engineers and foster local startups and foreign investment, we can unlock the potential of many talented engineers in Egypt, driving innovation and progress.”
Providing expert engineering training allows students to not only acquire skills but also generate opportunities for employment and economic growth. With AUC's support, participants across Egypt will receive live and virtual instruction from talented teachers worldwide and hands-on guidance from trained assistants.