Minister of Higher Education and Minister of Transport and the President of Ain Shams University inaugurate an integration initiative with Faculty of Engineering

By: Mohammad Nader

Photo: Islam Shaaban

Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that for many years there has been a missing link between the academic community and the industrial society. Now, there is a legislative framework to link them together under the umbrella of "Law on Investment, Innovation and Science". This came during his inaugural speech at the inauguration of the "Fusion" initiative at Ain Shams University in the presence of Eng. Tarek Qabeel, Minister of Trade and Industry, Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab Ezzat, President of the University, Prof. Dr. Abdel Nasser Sengab, and Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Prof. Dr.  Fathi El Sharkawy, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, Mr. Tamer Abdel Fattah, Director of the Long Live Fund of Egypt, members of industry associations, and heads of boards of the largest industrial companies in Egypt.

He added that what is happening today in Faculty of Engineering is a great dream, which appeared for many months is the linkage between the academic and industrial communities, and the dream to have a scientific research has a real impact on society.

"Our problem is how to integrate scientific research into a framework supported by industry and business. If there is no support from the industry for research, there will be no application of scientific research, because in previous years there was no trust between industry and scientific research.

He explained that he found the real problem lies in the legislative framework, because there was no legislative framework that works to link industry and scientific research, and now the legislation came out of light "the law of incentives for investment, innovation and science, through this legislation there will be gain for all parties between the research centers, the product.

He stressed that today we are celebrating the first company under the umbrella of this law, which is now announced by Ain Shams University. We have research power in the research centers and we lack the confidence of the industry and now the lack of confidence and evidence of this has dissipated their cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering in all fields of industry, the area of ​​cars, and the equation exists but must be shared by all parties.

In the end, Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghafar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Eng. Tareq Qabeel, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Prof. Dr. Abdel wahab Ezzat, President of the University, Dr. Ali Gomaa, Mufti of Diyar, signed a protocol of cooperation between the Faculty and the Fund. Signing a number of cooperation protocols with the presidents of industry associations and senior industrialists in Egypt.