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Student and community services preside the successes of Ain Shams universities in 2021

2022-02-20

Launching ASU2Learn platform and contracting with the Coursera platform

Establishment of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Center, a unit for graduates, and an employment center

Development convoys, training courses, awareness campaigns and literacy classes

The successes of Ain Shams University and its services in various fields continued during 2021. These successes included many student competitions and community activities.

Within the framework of the interest of the Education and Student Affairs Sector at Ain Shams University, headed by Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saoud, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, and the administration of Dr. Mona Abdel Aal, Director of the Education Development Department at the university, Ain Shams University built and launched ASU2Learn platform, which is a qualitative leap in e-learning as an existing integrated system on the world's best e-learning applications according to Gartner ranking.

The platform serves nearly 250 thousand students at the bachelor's and bachelor's levels, in addition to about 25 thousand students in the postgraduate stage, distributed over 17 colleges, and the platform contains more than 100 thousand electronic courses in various fields.

In pursuit of a long-term sustainable educational model based on innovation in teaching and learning, Ain Shams University contracted with the Coursera platform through the Coursera University Partnership Program.

Based on the interest of Ain Shams University in the necessity of activating the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to take care of our outstanding children and support them to build a generation capable of managing the state’s capabilities, Ain Shams University, headed by Prof. the University.

Ain Shams University was also ranked 14th in the Arab world in QS Arab Ranking 2022, ahead of last year.

   
   

Student Centers and Units

As part of the university’s interest in achieving continuous professional development for its graduates and communicating with them on an ongoing basis, the university has been interested in the work of the Alumni Association, and has also been interested in establishing the iHub, a club dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship and sponsoring student projects in various fields. The university also launched the Career Center to achieve career guidance for students, raising their employability skills and linking students’ skills with the needs of the labor market.

The University's International Care Unit has also been developed to become the Department of Expatriates and Visiting Professors among the five departments listed under the International Relations and Academic Cooperation Sector, which has been created and is the first of its kind in Egyptian public universities.

The Societal Role

To keep pace with the state’s interest in Egyptian society, and the role of education in advancing society in various fields, the community service and environmental development sector at Ain Shams University organized a series of comprehensive development convoys that roamed the governorates of Egypt, through the largest development projects carried out by the university under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of the University and headed by Prof. Dr. Hesham Tamraz, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, where the university has implemented many development, environmental and health projects at the level of all governorates to achieve a decent life for all citizens through the presidential initiative "Dignified Life" in 51 of the most needy villages as a first stage.

   
   

Community services

Through the various convoys, it was able to distribute (7000) bags of food aid, and the total number of beneficiaries from all development convoys for the initiative of a decent life reached 10113 cases, the number of cases transferred to Ain Shams University hospitals, 579 cases, and the number of awareness campaigns that were implemented during the convoys 55 awareness campaigns in the fields of in addition, 105 prosthetic devices were distributed for special cases.

   
   

The literacy

Ain Shams University was keen to play its societal role towards addressing the problem of illiteracy, by taking many measures that enabled it to lead all Egyptian universities in eradicating illiteracy for the fiscal year 2021/2020; The university students managed to eradicate the illiteracy of 30,568 citizens in just a year and a half. The university also selected a coordinating committee to manage and implement the literacy project, and to establish literacy units in each college under the supervision of the adult education center at the university to follow up on the implementation of the project. The General Authority for Adult Education provided a specialized employee from the authority to respond to students' inquiries regarding the mechanisms for opening literacy classes.

Ain Shams University also has an Adult Education Center, which is the first adult education center at the level of Egyptian universities, which is entrusted with qualifying university students to work in the field of literacy; Where the center held nearly 97 courses to prepare adult teachers in the various colleges of the university, and the training was not limited to university students only, but also extended to include students from other universities to qualify and train them to practice community work and benefit from literacy programs.

The university did not stop its path to eradicate illiteracy with the emergence of the Corona pandemic, but replaced it with modern applications to complete training, programs and activities by launching a YouTube channel that broadcasts everything related to the literacy project, as well as organizing a number of online courses through the Zoom application, which had a good effect. in the continuation of the project.

   
   

The University received the UNESCO Prize

As a culmination of Ain Shams University's efforts in the field of literacy, UNESCO announced that Ain Shams University won the 2021 Confucius Prize for Literacy in cooperation with the Adult Education Authority.

Competitions and Awards

Ain Shams University participated in a major celebration held by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, during which the awards for the best Egyptian university for the year 2020/2021 were announced. Best university in applied research published in terms of creativity and its association with industry, second place in the competition for the best website, and third place in the competition for the best environmentally friendly university.

Seminars and Awareness Campaigns

Ain Shams University organized dozens of seminars and awareness campaigns, in all fields, to find out the most important issues affecting the youth segment. It defines shapes and designs to attract and educate students.

Training Courses

The university did not forget the training courses, as it held many training courses in cooperation with ministries, civil society and NGOs in many fields.