Higher education: equipping new technological universities with the latest technology

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Monday 16 May 2022

Books – Muhammad Nassar:

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, presented a report by Dr. Ayman Ashour, Deputy Minister for University Affairs, submitted, reviewed the facilities and equipment of the new 6 technological universities in the second phase.

The report stated that work is being carried out according to the timetable set for the completion of all construction and equipment for the second phase, which includes the establishment of 6 new technological universities, namely: Gharbia University of Technology, Sixth October University of Technology, Sponsor El Arab University of Technology, East Port Said University of Technology, New Assiut University of Technology, The New Taibah University of Technology.

The report referred to the results of the meeting of coordinators and representatives of new technological universities, which was recently held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister for University Affairs; To follow up the executive position on the progress of construction and equipment operations for the second phase of the new technological universities, and it was also agreed to specify a list of the needs of each university in terms of furniture, equipment and supplies for laboratories and workshops, as well as the components of the information infrastructure, to be compatible with the study programs of each university, in addition to the importance of preparing the new technological universities The latest equipment needed for laboratories and research centers, which in is in line with the functional and educational needs of the new programs that will be offered in these universities.

Dr. Adel Abdel Ghaffar, Media Adviser and Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stated that the technological universities in their first and second phases represent a modern and important side branch in the paths of higher education in Egypt as they aims to provide well-trained technical cadres to join the labor market, and the partnerships established by these universities With technological universities in some countries of the world with good experience in this education, as well as practical training in factories and companies in the local community around these universities, graduates of these universities are able to meet the needs of today’s labor market locally, regionally and internationally.

In turn, Dr Ahmed Al-Hayawi, Adviser to the Minister of Technical Education, confirmed that the new technological universities will offer study programs that serve the industry in each geographical region, including: metal, wood, engineering, electronics, electrical, spin- and weaving industries, food industries, tourism and transport, points out that the aim of the establishment of technological universities is to provide the internal and external labor market of trained and qualified technicians, and to increase the level of graduates in technical education , explains that they accept high school students by 20% and diploma students for the three- and five-year system or its equivalent, as well as graduates from intermediate institutes with 80% of the total number of admissions, all who want to enroll for technological universities must pass admission tests.

Dr. Anwar Ismail, Executive Director of the Technical Consultation, Study and Research Fund at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that the construction and equipment work in the second phase to establish 6 new technological universities continues according to the schedule and an accelerating pace, as the implementation rates in some universities have exceeded 94%.

The report dealt with the size of the construction achievements and academic programs in the new technological universities in the second phase, including:

1- Gharbia University of Technology, with a project area of ​​10,000 square meters with an estimated value of 251.2 million pounds, and the implementation rates of the university so far are 89%. The university includes the following academic programs: (technology for operation and maintenance of spinning and weaving equipment – technology for the textile industry – technology for color and textile processing – technology Finished garments industry – metal industry technology – chemical industry technology – food industry technology).

2- Sixth October University of Technology, the project area is 49,657 square meters with an estimated value of 459.2 million pounds, and the implementation rates of the university reach 70% so far, and the university includes the following academic programs: (technology for operation: and maintenance of spinning and weaving machines – railway technology – technology for tractors and agricultural equipment – Technology of food industries – health specialties).

3- Sponsor El Arab Technological University, the project area is 42000 m2 with an estimated value of EGP 387.5 million, and the implementation rates of the university so far are 94%. The university includes the following academic programs: (technology for operation and maintenance: of spinning and weaving machines – technology for tractors and agricultural equipment – technology for food industries – Health disciplines – railway technology).

4- East Port Said University of Technology, with a project area of ​​70,140 square meters, with an estimated value of 570 million pounds, and the university’s implementation rates have so far reached 73.3%. The university includes the following academic programs: (wood industries technology – food industry technology – shipping and port technology – service technology Hotel services – technology for tourism and travel services.

5- New Assiut University of Technology, the project area is 65,100 square meters, with an estimated value of 387.5 million pounds, and the implementation rates of the university reach 80% so far, and the university includes the following academic programs: (Building and construction technology – electrical and electronic appliances technology – industry and maintenance technology of transmission and distribution networks Electricity and electrical systems – water technology, environment and pollution – food industry technology – chemical industry technology – health specialties).

6- The New Taiba University of Technology, with a project area of ​​130,368 square meters, with an estimated value of 543 million pounds, and the implementation rates of the university so far reach 83%. The university includes the following academic programs: (Building and construction technology – tourism and travel services technology – hotel services technology – industrial technology Food – technology of wood industries).

The report stated that technological universities grant the following scientific degrees: (Professional Higher Diploma – Professional Bachelor – Professional Master’s degree – Professional Doctoral degree) in technology in the specialization, and the Supreme Council of Universities, based on the presentation of the Supreme Council for Technology Education, determines the study requirements for each scientific degree, and all Study-related matters.

It is noteworthy that the first phase of the project witnessed the establishment of 3 technological universities, namely: (New Cairo University of Technology – Delta Technology University – Beni Suef University of Technology), and the study took place in the academic year 2019 / 2020 begins. .

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