GUC Holds Conference to Development in Africa
Dr. Ashraf Mansour, the Chairman Council Trustees of the German University in Cairo, inaugurated the “German-African Strategy for Health, Education and Development” conference held for two days. The event was sponsored by the German Foundation Academic Exchange in Egypt.
Dr. Mansour stressed the keenness of German University to support all initiatives, strategies and cooperation mechanisms between Germany, Egypt and Africa in various fields of development such as; education, energy, water and health.
The move reflects the leading role played by Egypt in supporting the continent to implement the African Agenda 2063 mechanisms, especially, under its chairmanship of the African Union.
The conference was held within the framework of the Germany’s University interest in Africa. The university will offer postgraduate research grants from three to nine month for the African Academy for Sciences and African researchers. Also, it will offer 15 grants to Nile Basin students as well as supporting technical education.
The university is ready to host and support researchers at ”Hambold Foundation” by opening a platform for them to communicate in the field of scientific research through its headquarters in Egypt or Berlin. The institution has 72 academic research programs presented in various disciplines of its faculties.
Noteworthly, the conference coincides with the 250th anniversary celebration of the encyclopedic world “Alexander von Humboldt”, who spent his life in scientific research and undertook a number of exploratory expeditions in many countries.
The Foundation’s grants are the best in the world and 55 of its members are Nobel laureates, and in Egypt, it has more than 400 researchers in various fields.
Winners of the Foundation prize include Dr. Ashraf Mansour the Chairman Council Trustees of the German University in Cairo, late famous scientist Dr. Ahmed Zewail, Dr. Mustafa El Sayed, Dr. Ashraf Ebadi, and Dr. Mohamed Abdelghan.
Contributed by Ahmed Yasser