A short country profile for science and technology
Tempus Conference for Quality Enhancement of Higher Education – 7/8 May 2008
The Tempus Conference for Quality Enhancement of Higher Education was held on 7/8 May 2008 in Cairo with the presence of Mr. Ján Figel´, European Commissioner for Education, Training and Culture. The event aimed at discussing the latest developments in quality enhancement in the EU and its partner countries and providing a platform for dialogue between academics, experts and students coming from the EU and the 27 Tempus partner countries.
Meeting of the African Ministers Council on Water (ANCOW) in preparation for the African Union summit (Sharm El Sheik, Cairo , Egypt, July 2008)
A preparatory meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee on 7-8 May 2008 was held in Cairo to prepare the extra ordinary meeting (on 10 May 2008) of the Executive Committee of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW). The final objective of the meetings was improve mainstreaming of water & sanitation in policy making and AU policies.
Workshop on Nuclear Issues (EC – Egypt) - 15 May 2008
A workshop on Nuclear Issues was held on 15 May 2008 in Cairo, focusing on the presentation of the current status of the Egyptian nuclear programme and the presentation of the existing external relations actions on nuclear energy (e.g. Nuclear Facility) by the colleagues from DGs RELEX & AIDCO. This is the first solid exchange of information with Egypt on its nuclear programme and EC potential cooperation. Egypt so far has launched an international bid for a consultant to technically assist in the preparation of the nuclear programme and is also taking the necessary legal steps in order to establish the Regulatory Authority this year. The general framework for international cooperation and research opportunities under the Euratom programme fission and radiation protection was also presented to Egypt, in particular the training activities under research projects. The workshop was opened by the Egyptian Minister of Energy and Electricity, Dr. Hassan Younis, and the Head of the EC Delegation in Cairo, Dr. Klaus Ebermann.
Environment WG for National Dialogue on Research – 27 May 2008
Following the video conference of the 14th of May 2008 (on following up the road map), a preparatory meeting was held on 27 May 2008 by the MHESR with representatives of major stakeholders in the Research Environment field (Research centers and ministries). The meeting was held in preparation for a national workshop which will be held before the end of July 2008, and will include Environment stakeholders in Egypt to discuss and come up with national priorities in this field. This workshop would be followed by an Euromed regional event/brokerage by the end of 2008. Participation of Industry was also emphasized.
3rd EU-Egypt Innovation Fund (EEIF) Information Day - 2 June 2008
RDI Programme will hold its 3rd EU-Egypt Innovation Fund (EEIF) information day on Monday June 2, 2008 at 10:00 AM at The National Research Center. The purpose of this information day is to raise awareness about the fund and increase its outreach. Also, this information day will include a session dedicated to guide potential applicants through the application procedures and answer any relevant questions to the application process.