On Monday, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar officially inaugurated a nanotechnology faculty – the first one in Africa and the Middle East.
The new faculty is located at the Cairo University in Sheikh Zayed, 6th October, and will form the foundation of making Egypt a giant industrialized nation.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mohammad Othman Al-Khasht, President of Cairo University, media, governmental officials, and a number of faculty deans.
For his part, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Khosht said “It is the first faculty of its kind to focus on this interdisciplinary branch of science in Africa and the Middle East region.”
Also in this regard, Al-Khosht explained that the corporation with the national educational and industrial institutions in this project is geared towards supporting the government’s policy of the “2030 vision” initiative.
Furthermore, the president of Cairo University revealed that the establishment of this facility is a major step towards upgrading the academic institution to a third-generation university.
According to domestic reports, Khosht added that the facility will play a role in many industries, including semiconductor manufacturing, medicine, pharmaceuticals, medicine manufacturing, dental treatment, and human replacement parts.
On the other hand, Dr. Hoda Abu Shady, Vice Dean of the College of Nanotechnology, indicated that a wide array of scientists and researchers specializing in the nanotech field are going to be an integral part of the faculty, which is expected to meet many of the labor market needs of the country.
In 2019, a proposal to inaugurate the Middle East’s first-ever nanotechnology faculty for postgraduate studies at Cairo University was approved by the Egyptian cabinet.