Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, toured the Knowledge City under construction in the New Administrative Capital on the latest technological systems to build an integrated information society that attracts global investment and stimulates digital creativity. Where the Minister inspected the construction works and scrutinized the executive position of the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to be completed during this year.
The first phase of the Knowledge City includes 4 buildings: the Center for Applied Innovation and Electronic Design, the Misr Informatics University, the Center for Innovation of Assistive Technologies, in addition to a training center that includes the Institute for Information Technology and the National Institute. of Communication.
Dr. Amr Talaat emphasized that Knowledge City is one of the most prominent pioneering projects implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the context of building a digital Egypt, including its multiple activities to support research and innovation in advanced technology, develop digital skills. , stimulating digital creativity and attracting investments by global technology companies, as well as Adaptation of advanced technologies to advance the digital transformation process in Egypt.
Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications
accompanied the minister on the tour; ing. Raafat Hendy, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Infrastructure, Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Dr. Hossam Othman, advisor to the Minister of Communication and Information Technology for technological innovation and the electronics industry, Dr. Heba Saleh, Director of the Information Technology Institute, and dr. Eman Ashour, Director The National Telecommunications Institute, dr. Abdel Moneim El Sharkawy, President of the National Academy of Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities, and dr. Reem Bahgat, President of Egypt Informatics University.
During his visit to the Egypt Informatics University; Dr. Amr Talaat witnessed the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between Egypt Informatics University and Telecom Egypt, where the protocol aims to provide Telecom Egypt with financial support to finance 16 full scholarships for high school graduates at the level of the Republic, as ‘ a strategic sponsor for their studies at the university within the initiative of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic.
signed the protocol; Dr. Reem Bahgat, President of Egypt Informatics University, and Karim Youssef, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Telecom Egypt.
Dr. Amr Talaat also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the National Academy of Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and the Misr Informatics University with the aim of integrating and empowering people with disabilities in the university education system and the support of scientific research, development and entrepreneurship in the field of assistive technologies, in addition to participation in research Applied science and cooperation in relation to laboratories, as it falls within the framework of the national plan of the Ministry of Communication and Information. Technology to support and build the capabilities of persons with disabilities.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr. Abdel Moneim El Sharkawy, President of the National Academy of Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities, and Dr. Reem Bahgat, President of Egypt Informatics University.
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Dr. Amr Talaat pointed out that the two agreements signed come as a continuation of the effective partnerships established by Misr Informatics University to create a leading educational and research environment and a base of digital frameworks and informatics- create experts. assistive technologies.
attended the signing events; Dr. Mohamed El Sharkawy, Vice-President of Egypt Informatics University for Academic Affairs, deans of faculties, a number of faculty members and the supporting staff, and a number of university students.
In a related context; Dr. Amr Talaat held an interactive dialogue that lasted for more than two hours with the students of Misr Informatics University to listen to their opinions and suggestions and learn about their future vision for the university and success stories, where the Minister shared their ideas and scientific praised faith. vision they acquired during the study period.
Dr. Amr Talaat explained that Misr Informatics University offers excellent training opportunities for university students in collaboration with international companies; He pointed out that leaders and officials of international companies specializing in the fields of communication and information technology will be invited to hold extensive discussions with university students and raise awareness of the various technological disciplines and the fields that are in the current and future labor market. be required.
It is worth mentioning that Misr Informatics University is the first university in the Middle East and Africa specialized in the field of communication and information technology and the areas affected by it, and was established by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in collaboration with the Ministry. of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The university includes 4 faculties: computer and information sciences, engineering, business technology, digital art and design, and offers 16 specialized educational programs to meet the labor market’s need for specialists in the latest fields of information and communication technology such as: artificial intelligence, data science and engineering, the fourth industrial revolution, electronics industry and communication sciences. Financial technology, e-marketing, animation art, user experience and electronic game design