23 August 2021
ICT Minister Witnesses Announcing Adly Mansour EUI Board of Trustees Chair

The Board of Trustees of Egypt University of Informatics (EUI) has held its first meeting. During the meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, Former President of Egypt Adly Mansour was affirmed as Chair of the Board.

The Board also appointed the Deputy ICT Minister for Infrastructure Raafat Hindy Vice Chairman of the Board, and nominated the Advisor to the ICT Minister for EUI Reem Bahgat for EUI President.

During the meeting, Mansour stressed that the planning for establishing EUI is a step forward, as EUI offers up-to-date disciplines that represent the future, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI). He added that the Board of Trustees includes high-caliber experts, who will cooperate to complete work and develop EUI general policy, especially since EUI is under establishment.

Mansour highlighted that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) supports EUI, which reflects the state interest in advanced education and represents an investment for the future. He said that EUI seeks to achieve a scientific breakthrough, and that it includes human competencies from inside and outside Egypt.

At the beginning of the meeting, Talaat welcomed the Board Members and thanked them for accepting this national mission to serve the country. He praised them for the competencies and vast scientific and hands-on experience they have in different fields, which represents one of the biggest factors for the success of this academic edifice in achieving its vision towards enriching the information society.

Talaat stressed that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s decision to establish EUI shows that building young people’s capacity in line with the requirements of the modern era is an essential pillar for building the Egyptian citizen, which is the main pillar of development. He pointed out that establishing the first specialized university in ICT in Africa and the Middle East is a solid step towards building Digital Egypt.

The methodology of stablishing EUI is based on a number of pillars. The first is to offer academic courses in line the requirements of the modern labor market to qulaify Egyptian and Arab graduates to compete effectively in the local and international labor markets. The second pillar is building partnerships with renowned academic institutions that have vast experiences in ICT and engineering. In this regards, EUI inked partnership agreements with the University of Purdue, West Lafayette, and the University of Minnesota. The third pillar however is providing young Egyptians with world-class education, as well as granting students the opportunity to spend their last academic year at the international university in the U.S.

There are several keys to EUI success, most notably the fact that it was established in partnership between MCIT and the Ministry of Higher Education, and their keenness to fully support the University. This is in addition to EUI location at the Knowledge City in the New Administrative Capital, which represents a comprehensive information society boasting training and research centers and headquarters of local and international companies specializing in technology, allowing students to interact with all elements of the information system.

EUI has been established at the Knowledge City in the New Administrative Capital, including four faculties: the Faculty of Computing and Information Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Business Informatics, and the Faculty of Digital Arts and Design. October is assumed as the official start of the new academic year at the four Faculties. MCIT plans to grant more partially-funded scholarships (up to 50%), as well as fully-funded ones to the top-performers of the general secondary certificate.

EUI Board of Trustees includes:
- Former President of Egypt Adly Mansour
- Former Minister of Scientific Research, and Professor of Computer and Systems Engineering Sherif Hammad
- Government representative Moataz Korshed
- Head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Karam Gabr
- Deputy ICT Minister for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Automation Khaled El Attar
- Deputy ICT Minister for Infrastructure Raafat Hindy
- Assistant Foreign Minister Ehab Badawy
- Former Deputy Higher Education Minister for University Affairs, and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cairo University Amr Amin Adly
- Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Cairo University, and Advisor to the ICT Minister for EUI Reem Bahgat
- Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Engineering - University of Windsor, Canada Hoda ElMaraghy
- Professor of Robotics Dynamics and Control at Cairo University Said Megahed
- CEO of Investment Bank at EFG Hermes Holding Karim Awad
- Founder and Chairman of KI Angel Khaled Ismail
- Sky Group Chief Technology Officer Mohamed Hammady

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