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Egypt is Getting its First Dedicated Nanotechnology Faculty at Cairo University

Starting this upcoming academic year, the Nanotechnology Faculty in Cairo University will be accepting applications.

Staff Writer

Egypt is Getting its First Dedicated Nanotechnology Faculty at Cairo University

On Thursday, Egypt's cabinet approved the establishment of the country's first nanotechnology faculty, starting the upcoming academic year at Cairo University.

Following Kafr El Sheikh University's recent launch of the very first Artificial Intelligence faculty in Egypt, the establishment of the first Nanotechnology Faculty marks a great leap towards transforming into third-generation universities, CU president Mohamed Othman El-Khesht affirms. The aim is to contribute to comprehensive development by developing research and creating cadres for jobs involving the application of nanotechnology. 

The faculty aims to provide a broad base of experts, researchers and workers in the field to fulfil the needs of the market not only in Egypt, but also the Arab region and Africa. Programs offered include the nanotechnology engineering program, as well as many others with a range of specialties. The academic system will be based on credit hours through the application of the latest technologies, including updated means of e-learning programs and virtual laboratories. 

Egypt’s Nanotechnology Center (EGNC) initiative was launched in 2008 to aid the “growth of the national economy through the development of human capital, the production of valuable intellectual property and the promotion of nanotechnology applications in all sectors that are relevant to the economic development of Egypt”, as reported by Al Ahram English.


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