The Egyptian German Science Monitor is the newest publication produced by the German Science Centre in Cairo (DWZ). The aim of this publication is to gain a better knowledge of research trends in Egypt and Germany. This first edition of the Egyptian-German Science Monitor starts with the summary of a so-far unpublished evaluation of the Egyptian Science, Research and Technology landscape conducted by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.
From February 21st until March 1st, 2015 the TU Berlin Campus El Gouna opened its doors for the IWaTEC Winter School, a postgraduate training program to foster the knowledge transfer between numerous research institutions and universities from Egypt and Germany. It brought students from all over Egypt together with scientists and experts from Germany and Egypt to discuss about water and energy related technologies.
On 7th of March, a DWZ delegation attended the „The First National Conference: University and Industry” at Mansoura University, which took place under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. The conference is a milestone in the preparations for the upcoming investor conference in Sharm El-Sheikh and particularly stressed the potential of strong relations between universities and business.
The TU Berlin Campus El Gouna is delighted to announce the successful graduation of all the 27 Master's graduates of the class of 2014. On January 24 the graduation ceremony took place in the Audimax Hall of Campus El Gouna in the attendance of H.E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Egyptian Minister for Environment, the German ambassador in Egypt H.E. Hansjörg Haber, Mayor General Ahmed Abdallah, the Red Sea Governor and Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, Director of the DWZ Cairo, beside others. The ceremony was hosted by Eng.
How do scientific disciplines differ with respect to researcher awareness of and experience with open access journals and self-archiving? How do Egyptian researchers compare to their international colleagues regarding OA?
Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger, Director of the Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg explored these questions and presented the results of his research work regarding Open Access Publishing at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science of the Cairo University on 9th of March 2015.
On 20th of March, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA), partners of the DWZ Cairo, commonly organized an application training for 20 students of the eleventh and twelfth grade of the German Schools Abroad and German Language Diploma Schools in Egypt.
In a festive ceremony at the German Embassy in Egypt, H.E. Mr. Hansjörg Haber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Egypt, bestowed on Prof. Dr. Abdel Meguid Kassem the Order of Merit on behalf of the German Federal President Joachim Gauck. The ceremony was attended by more than 60 guests, among others, H.E. Prof. Dr. Adel Adawy, Minister of Health, H.E. Prof. Dr. Sherif Hammad, Minister of Scientific Research and Prof. Dr. Fathy Khodeir, Dean of Kasr Al-Aini Faculty of Medicine.
How do ideas travel through space and history? Which thoughts and concepts have been exchanged and transferred between Europe and Arab countries? Are these concepts received in different ways regarding the cultural and political context? Which role does translation and the translator play in transferring ideas?
The German Science Centre Cairo has welcomed a high-level German delegation of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, which are visiting Egypt to discuss bilateral future collaboration in Medical Research. In particular, possibilities to implement research programmes and joint projects in the fields of Oncology and Diabetes as Life Science Research.
DAAD alumnus Dr.-Eng. Ahmed Mahmoud, Post-doc researcher at the Technische Universität München has been recently awarded the “Rohde & Schwarz” – Award by the TUM Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the valuable research work he has conducted in the field of Electrical Engineering. His research entitled “Modeling and Design of Single-Molecule devices” was recognized as the best doctoral dissertation at the TU München.