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Alexandria University President, Dr. Essam El-Kurdi emphasized the cooperation with Cambridge University to establish a specialized center for English language exams. The center should improve student level in English and to organize courses for graduate studies on how to pass English tests required for studying abroad.

This came during the meeting with Dr. Hanan Khalifa, the Director of International Education and Research center in Cambridge and the accompanied delegation.

AU president highlighted the cooperation between the two sides under the signed agreement between Egypt and UK in 2015 for cooperation in education, as well as the program of "Newton – Musharafa" to fund joint projects in this regards.

Dr. El-Kurdi added that Alexandria University through its branches in South Sudan and Chad can act as a window for Cambridge in Africa.

Dr. Hanan Khalifa presented different exams models and systems in Cambridge University and affirmed the necessity to se a strategy for language and preparing programs for student to raise their level and qualify them to study abroad.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Mohamed Ismail, AU vice-president for Matroh branch, and deans and deputies of university faculties. 

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AU President Dr. Essam El-Kurdi received the delegation of Alabama University - USA. The delegation consisted of professors in medicine and engineering who represented the latest results of scientific researches in early detection of colon cancer.

Dr. Mona Foad, the Professor at Faculty of Medicine in Alabama stated that the infection rate in Egypt is higher than the world average in the age under 40. She said that the protection is effective using inexpensive analysis through the current mutual researches between Alexandria University and Alabama University.

Dr. Foad Helmy Foad, the Professor of Civil Engineering in Alabama stated that AU will organize a workshop in collaboration with the National scientific Foundation in USA. The workshop will discuss the Science of Smart Cities and how to be applied in Egypt. The workshop will be held in the Four Season Hotel from 8 to 11 May 2017.

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ismail Abdo, AU Vice-President for Matroh branch affairs raised the importance of finding a solution for the problems of water, energy and food shortage facing Egypt during the coming years through scientific research. 
That came during a speech at the international conference on water, energy and food, organized by the Faculty of Engineering on 8th of February 2017 at Alexandria Bibliotheca. This conference is one of the conferences of Tempus project funded by the European Union under title "TriNex" with 9 universities and international bodies and Alexandria Bibliotheca.

Dr. Ismail added that Egypt suffers from water shortage due to the misuse of water because of irrigation with traditional methods. In the area of energy,he indicated that Egypt gets ready to be natural gas producer, but we must concentrate on renewable energy sources such as solar energy and wind energy what are known as clean energy because of eliminating emissions and climatic changes. 
In regard to the problem of food shortage and food security, Dr. Ismail said that it represents one of the economic challenges that increased recently because of the large increase in population and reduction of cultivated land area as a result of desertification, salinization and climatic changes. He also emphasizedAU full support to the Conference through plans, research projects and researchers in this vitally important area.

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Alexandria University international conference II will be held during the period from 26 to 28 July 2017, under the title "Integration of knowledge and innovation: A Way Forward", within the framework of university celebrations of its diamond jubilee (1942-2017).

A selection of researchers and professors from Egyptian, Arab and foreign universities will participate in the conference.The conference will discuss following topics; the concept of human knowledge and its components, cognitive integration and scientific research, language and information: integration or contradiction, knowledge integration and communication technology, knowledge integration in the service of society, knowledge integration and current challenges, Egypt personality: knowledge and the challenges of progress, knowledge integration and innovation after the globalization, and finally knowledge integration in the field of biotechnology.

The university will receive the contributions of faculty members on conference topicswith abstractfor each research not more than 250 words. The abstractson a CD to be sent to the office of AU vice-president for community Service Environment Development (Department of Communications and Conferences)and another soft copy to be sent via the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..The deadline to receive researches is the end of March 2017.

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 Prof. Dr. Essam El-Kurdi, the President of Alexandria University emphasized the importance of student activities in building and development of youth personality. He explained that the university puts the diversity of student activities at highest priorities to provide suitable activities programs for the students.

Dr. Essam opened the 34th art gallery of scout teams in the university on Sunday, 12 February 2017 where he expressed his concern for the participation of the largest number of students in various activities which is an essential part of the university life.

Prof. Dr. Hisham Gaber, AU Vice President for education and students Affairs indicated that the opening ceremony started with standing a minute of silence for the souls Noweiba bus victims. He said that Scout teams from 15 faculties are participating in the gallery in addition to a delegation from Matroh branch.

The gallery is held in the Faculty of Science for 7 days in which four artistic workshops and exhibitions of competing faculties will be held.

Dr. Gaber indicated that participating works in the gallery will be judged the results will be announced.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Deans, Deputies, faculty members, and supervisors of student activities in the university.