By: Ibrahim Eldeeb
CAIRO, Dec. 12 (SEE) – The Academy of Science of South Africa (AASAF)honored on Tuesday Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German University in Cairo (GUC) Dr. Ashraf Mansour as the first Egyptian honorary member.
During a ceremony held in Pretoria, the political South African capital,Mansour was chosen to be the honorary member because of his valuable contributions to the scientific research field.
Mansour, during his current visit in South Africa, will confer with the members of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to discuss ways of cooperation between the GUC and the council in addition his coming visit to Pretoria University to boost scientific cooperation.
The GUC offered 20 scholarships for master’s degree, lasting between 3 to 9 months, to the AASAF in favor of African researchers.
The South African academy was inaugurated in May 1996 by the former President of South Africa and patron of the Academy, Nelson Mandela.
It was formed in response to the need for an academy of science congruent with the dawn of democracy in South Africa – activist in its mission of using science for the benefit of society.
Translator: Hassan El-Khawaga