Unesco Chairs

Chair Achievements

First: the UNESCO twinning agreement from 1997-2001

I submitted and won a competitive project between universities to develop education using modern technology on the local and regional levels, which was a UNESCO twinning agreement between the University of Illinois in the United States and Ain Shams University in Egypt under the direction of:
1- The Cairo Office of UNESCO and the Program for the Development of Science and Engineering Education in Arab Universities Co-presented by: Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO)
2. The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
3. OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)


1. I was appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry (Physical Organic Chemistry) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. USA (1997-2001)
2. I further studied and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), entitled: Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality and how to produce, e-Courses, implement, and deploy E-Learning (USA - November 2001).
3. Received degrees from the Universities of Illinois, Parkland and California (USA) in Networking, Structured Programming, Structural Design, Web Authoring Tools, Programming Languages, and international standards for e-learning, Structural programming, Structural design, Web-based authoring tools, Programming languages; HTML, DHML and XML, Java and Java Script, C++ , Visual Basic, International Norms and Standards of E-Learning.
4. In order to Upload for the first time in the world words written in Arabic letters on the Internet I had to integrate the Netscape Navigator browser, which is designed to read English characters with the Sakhr browser to read the Arabic letters of the Arabic language and I attached the browser with the new features to the interface of the web page on the site, thus enabling users to read the Arabic language and for the first time I can write, publish and read the Arabic language on the Internet (1997). It was considered unprecedented in History worldwide. It was praised by the Illinois press and other newspapers in the United States as Articles and have been published on the Internet praising what has been done. Through this achievement I produced and published online, a bilingual chemistry program (Arabic - English) on the Portal of University of Illinois, using WebCT LMS:
URL: http://pentane.chem.uiuc.edu

The Chemistry 101 course (electronic bilingual (English and Arabic) that has been published (1997) verifies the following: Standards for e-learning, including synchronous and asynchronous educational content, animation, painting Ads, 3D molecules, animations, virtual labs, simulation labs, e-content, Virtual classroom, classroom, forum, whiteboard, bilingual glossary
English and Arabic, ranked tests, self-tests with model answers, student assessments, student tracking, Email, bulletin board, lecture exams, online chat, and a search engine.
The bilingual course was highly successfully used locally, regionally and internationally.

Here are some samples of the course pages published on the Internet (intellectual property right 1999)

By applying the use of technology and information and communication technology (ICT), the teaching of science has become interesting, the concepts are clearer, the methods of understanding and learning are easier and easier for the student and the teacher, and the courses are available 24/7, as well as continuous communication between the teacher and the learner and between students and each other. As a result, the demand for science learning has increased. Enrollment in chemistry, biochemistry and nutrition, microbiology and chemistry and chemistry and Zoology, and in science and education departments at the Faculty of women are continuously increasing.

Second: UNESCO Chair for Women in Science and Technology (2010-2014)

To develop and raise women’s awareness by the use of science and technology, the college curricula have been developed, updated and approved. Six new compulsory courses that are very important for human and social sustainability have been added to each:
Human rights, computer software applications (1) and (2), scientific thinking, philosophy of science, and environmental conservation. ICT has also been integrated into science education and learning, which made its study very attractive and female students became very interested in studying it, so that the number of female students enrolled in basic science departments increased (about 6000 students / year) as well as students from science and education departments (future teachers) became highly motivated to study Science and technology, so that they get high scores and have the passion to teach and encourage girls in schools to study science and technology.

The faculty students in the arts departments also appreciate their benefit from studying the new curricula, which includes the six important new courses.

What has also been accomplished Women's Chair in Science and Technology
1. Through the experiences I gained in the field of e-learning from the UNESCO twinning agreement between the University of Illinois and Ain Shams University, I applied and won among all faculty members in Egyptian universities a project to establish the National Center for E-Learning at the Supreme Council of Universities, Ministry of Higher Education. I established it and appointed its director for four years (2004 – 2008)
2. held training workshops to create e-courses and disseminate e-learning using education management systems; locally, regionally and internationally. Workshops were also held to train students from all Egyptian universities on how to use e-learning successfully.
3. Founded and appointed as the director for the E-Learning Center at Ain Shams University (UELC).
4. Established an electronic infrastructure and an integrated communications network at the Faculty of Women for Arts, Science and Education
5. A virtual university has been established at Ain Shams University (e-learning portal) for Arts, Science and Education, and programs from the science departments; Chemistry, English and French Languages, Education, Instructional Design, and Human Rights) http://ecce.asu.edu.eg
6. Through it, online exams were held for faculties with large numbers to ensure fairness of correction, as results are shown to students through the educational management system (LMS).
7. Established a technological infrastructure and a complete and integrated e-learning solution at the Faculty of Women for Arts, Science and Education consisting of: 1450 Internet outlet points, 20 WI FI points, servers, routers and switches, and a plan for maintaining the electronic infrastructure and networks in the faculty.
8. Providing all the auditoriums, classrooms, labs, the faculty library, offices, laboratories and departments with the Internet and Wi-Fi.
9. Providing the library with electronic books (E-books) in all fields.
10. Providing the classrooms with smart boards (SMART, data projectors, computers, laptops, sound systems, etc.).
11. Establishing advanced experimental laboratories for chemistry, physics and biology with the aid of computer and modern technology.

Here are some pictures that illustrate what was said above:
I won the (Africa Higher Education Collaboration; AHEC) project submitted by the competitive Ford Foundation, through which I participated in establishing an African Virtual University to exchange experiences and share teaching and learning virtual courses and labs. Feedback:
1. Students became more interested, engaged and eager to study in the departments with theoretical and practical studies.
2. The majority of students come to appreciate their studies that are taught in a more interactive way.

Third: UNESCO Chair for Empowering Women through Science and Technology (2018-2022)
E-Learning Application through Mobile (Mobile Learning) (Mobile Learning; M-Learning)
Why Mobile e-learning?

• Students already own mobile phones and it would be a good idea to use them for learning.
• Some teachers already use cell phones to communicate with students.
• Provides greater flexibility and mobility for staff and students.
• Provides remote teaching outside the campus 24/7.
• Provides financial savings because we do not need to provide physical space for all students.
• Provides learning without the need for physical cabling or networking connections.
• Convenient for wireless connectivity and the ability to learn any place at pace.
• Allows communication with other devices.
• Identifies the transformative impact of digital networks in supporting education in virtual communities that transcend barriers and cultures
• Allows educational cooperation between students and between students and teachers.
• Overcoming geographical barriers and facilitate cooperation in different countries.

Achievements of the Director of the UNESCO Chair “Empowering Women through Science and Technology” at the local, regional and global levels:
• Mastered the production of undergraduate and postgraduate electronic courses at the Faculty to apply E-learning and M-learning in order to overcome the problems raised by the Covid-19 closure.
• Holding workshops, conferences, training faculty and students on the use and development of electronic courses, dissemination of e-learning, mobile learning, self-learning and online education.
• Trained students electronically to use e-learning, phone learning, self-learning and online education.
• To-do lists, assessments and exams are developed and implemented online using self-grading
• Establishment of the e-learning infrastructure for Africa Higher Education Collaborative Virtual Campus (AHEC)
• Developing chat rooms and bulletin boards contained in the virtual university of the Faculty - Ain Shams University to serve as a means of virtual communication between participants in AHEC
• Creating a web page for the New Valley Governorate for e-learning, e-training, e-tourism, and e-marketing for women's handicrafts, pottery, and agricultural products, especially dates, for the sustainable development of citizens and heritage.
• Through their web pages, they have exhibitions and a demand for their products and marketing, on the local, regional and global levels.
• Creating an online portal for the regional Arab youth ministries, including youth hostels, transportation, interesting places to visit, currencies, how to travel, everything that is important to the tourist, and so on.
• I powered a computer with solar energy instead of an electric battery, in a rural village in the New Valley.
• Mastered the development of integrated e-learning courses (including the delivery of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning) and simulated interactive educational CDs at the Ministry of Education, Egypt
• Participated in the issuance of the e-learning strategic plan in Higher Education in Egypt (member of the committee).
• Participated in setting e-learning and distance education national standards to ensure the quality of education and accreditation for
• Supervised two projects for two groups of students (Bachelor 20014/20015) at the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, entitled: "Designing Courses for the Virtual University" and developing the Virtual Classroom for the Virtual University.