Pharos University Signed a Cooperation Protocol with the MTI Plastic Technology Centre and the Technology and Innovation Industrial Council

On Wednesday, 12 December 2018, Pharos University signed a cooperation protocol with the Plastic Technology Centre (PTC) and the Technology and Innovation Industrial Council which are both affiliated with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).  Under the new protocol, the Petrochemical Engineering students are going to receive training in the aforementioned institutions. This protocol was signed in the presence of the following:

  • Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs.
  • Eng. Wael Radwan, the Executive Chairperson of the Plastic Technology Centre.
  • Prof. Ihsan Nassef, the Executive Chairperson of the PUA Training Centre.
  • Eng. Nagwa Almaanawy, an expert in the Plastic Technology Centre.
  • Chemist. Riham Mohamedeen, the PTC Technical Support Manager.
  • Ms. Wafaa El Sebai, the PTC Training and Public Relations Manager.

On signing the protocol, it was agreed upon providing training for the PUA students in the production stages of plastics.

Announcement

Students who are expected to graduate by the end of this semester, are required to regularize their status with regard to the completion of their training hours in the PUA Training Centre. Students of the following faculties should visit the Training Centre, located in the Humanities Building, 1st floor- room D134, at the times mentioned below:

Faculty Time
The Faculty of Engineering 25,26 and 27 November
The Faculty of Legal Studies And International Relations 28 and 29 November
The Faculty of Mass Communication 2,3 and 4 December
The Faculty of Financial And Administrative Sciences 5 and 6 December
The Faculty of Arts And Design 9,10 and 11 December

Under the by-laws of PUA faculties, students MUST complete their training hours in the PUA Training Centre before graduation.

A Delegation of the MTI Plastic Technology Centre Paid a Visit to Pharos University

A Delegation of the MTI Plastic Technology Centre Paid a Visit to Pharos University
Prof. Mohamed Fahim, the Head of the Petrochemical Engineering Department, along with some academic staff members received a delegation of the Plastic Technology Centre which is affiliated with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday 14/11/2018. The delegation was comprised of Eng. Nagwa El Maanawy, the Head of the Plastic Technology Center and the Chemist. Riham Mohameden, the Head of the Technical Support Department at the Plastic Technology Center. During the visit, the two parties sought means of cooperation in many aspects; lending a helping hand to the department’s students who are working on research projects on polymers manufacturing processes and providing them field training opportunities in the factory of the Plastic Technology Center. By the end of the visit, the delegation was escorted by Prof. Ehsan Nassef, the Director of the PUA Training Centre in a tour to the department’s labs and the PUA Training Centre.

      • PUA Honoured the Chairman of El Safa Press

Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs met with Eng. Sherief Elbialy, the Chairman of El Safa Press for Printing and Packaging on Sunday 12/11/2017. This meeting was held to thank Eng. Sherief Elbialy for opening up opportunities of summer training for the students of the faculty of Arts and Design in the company. This came as a result of the cooperation protocol that was previously signed between Pharos University and El Safa Press. The meeting was attended by Prof. Hana Yasin, the Dean of the faculty of Art and Design; Dr. Shaimaa Khodeer, a Lecturer at the Graphics Department and the Director of the Field Training Unit at the faculty of Arts and Design and Eng. Mohamed Hakim, the Pre-press Department Manager at El Safa Press and a supervisor of PUA students during their summer training in 2017.

 

The meeting yielded into the following fruitful results:

      • Providing training in printing and packaging for the teaching assistants of the Graphics Department in Germany.
      • Arranging a visit for the German Ambassador, the German Cultural Attaché and the German Aid Agency Delegate to Pharos University to seek means of academic and scientific cooperation between Pharos Universities and other German universities.
      • Cooperation agreement between Pharos University and Alexandria Electrical Company

An agreement was signed between Pharos University and the Alexandria Electrical Company on Tuesday 20th June 2017. The purpose of this is to provide training for students from the Faculty of Engineering. The protocol was signed by Professor Ramadan Abu ElElaa – Vice President forSocial Services & Environmental Development and Engineer HamdyMahrousOkasha – the president of the board of directors of Alexandria Electrical Company. The event was attended by Professor EhsanNassef, the executive director of the of the Center for Field Training, Mr. KhaledAmeen and Mr. Ahmed Serdini.

      • A visit to the Petrochemical Company

Professor Ramadan Abu Elelaa – Vice President of Pharos University – visited Mr. Gaber Ahmed Hassan the president of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Petrochemical Company on the morning of Thursday 20 April 2017 at the company premises. A protocol of cooperation was signed between the Egyptian Petrochemical Company and Pharos University for cooperation in training and exchange of academic and research experience. The meeting was attended by Professor Ehsan Nasef – Executive Director and Ms Nadaa Mohamed Alaa Training Supervisor. Also attending from the company were Mr. Khaled Alsharkawy Administrative Director and Ms Hoda Alsaady the Director of Training.

      • Environmental Forum in Alexandria

Pharos University participated in the closing ceremony of the environmental forum organized annually by the Environmental Affairs Department in Alexandria entitled (Towards a Safe Environment and Sustainable Health). All the research projects incorporated in the event were announced in the Gathering representing different research Institutes, Universities and Industrial Companies. The research project presented by Pharos University won first place prize which dealt with the pollution problem in the Gulf of Abu Qir. The research project was under the supervision of Prof. Ramadan Abou El-ALA and Dr. Reham Nzaa achieved by both students Mahmoud Al-Ajmi and Ahmed Abdel Ghani. The Faculty of Languages and Translation participated with a project under the title (Alenbash) prepared by the Student Rana Salem under the supervision of Mrs. Rania Bassiouney, leader of the faculty student activity. The attendance has expressed a great interest in this research and decided to hold a meeting between General / Mohamed El-Banndari-, secretary general of the province and the ones who did the project in order to take the necessary procedures towards achieving it in some areas in Alexandria.
Mohammed El-Bandari, Secretary-General of the Governor, handed over the honorary shields to Dr. Ramadan Abou El-ALA, Vice-president of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs and Dr. Reham Nazaa, assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering. Click here

      • Partnership between Pharos University and AlAhram Organization

The Center for Field Training at Pharos University signed a cooperation protocol with the AlAhram Regional Institute. This took place on Tuesday 21 March 2017. This will serve to provide training opportunities for Media students. The protocol was signed by Professor Ramadan AbuElaa – the Vice President and representative of Pharos University and Mr. Sameh Abd Allah who represented the AlAhram Organization also representing Mr. Ahmed ElSayed Elnaggar – Chair of the Board of Directors. The event was attended by Professor Fawzy Abd El Ghan- Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication, Ms Sohaila Bazmy, Mr. Mahmoud Abd El Maxoud – Vice Editior of AlAhram Organization, Dr. Ehsan Nassef – the Center Director, and Dr. Hany Fawzy – Director of the Training Center.

      • Pharos University announces that the University is not responsible for any direct connection between the students and the AIESEC organization. Also the University is not responsible for any student travels without the University permission and the parent approval.
      • Cooperative Agreement between the Field Training Center and Creative Company for Design & Printing

A protocol of understanding and cooperation was signed between the Creative Company for Design & Printing and Pharos University. This took place on Wednesday 8 March 2017 in the presence of Professor Ramadan Abuelaa – University Vice President, Professor Ehsan Nassef – the Executive Director of the center, Engineer Sherif Mohamed Abdel Kareem – Director of Creative, and Mr Marawan Yassin the Company Human Resource Director.

      • Student exchange protocol between Pharos university and the AIESEC organization .


Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala,Vice President of Community Service & Environment Development Affairs

 

held a meeting on Thursday 16/26/2017 at 11:00 with the heads of

The Egyptian Association for international students’ exchange in the presence of Mrs Rania Bassiouney, the program coordinator at the Faculty of Languages and Translation. The two partners agreed on the principles and terms of the protocol which will be signed with the University soon.

      • The first meeting for the supervisors of field training.

Based on the training plan and agenda for 2016/2017, the first meeting took place on Sunday 12 February, 2017 in Room E124. It was attended by Heads of the training units and the internal supervisors. Eng. Mohamed AlKhateeb who is responsible for managing technical and electronic information discussed a program that deals with registration and uploading information, this is a new program that is linked to human resources.

      • A Protocol on Cooperation between the Field Training Centre & WDEPC

In the light of the instructions given by Mr. Mohamed Ragab, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pharos University to launch the Field Training Program for Pharos students, a meeting was convened on Monday, 23th of January, 2017 between Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service & Environment Development Affairs and Dr. Ehsan Nassef, the Executive Director of Pharos Field Training Centre on one side and Eng. Ali Mostafa Ahmed, the Head of the Training Department and Eng. Karim Youssef, the Marketing & Public Relations Manager in West Delta Electricity Production Company on the other side.

During the meeting, it has been agreed upon the terms of the protocol between Pharos University and West Delta Electricity Production Company. The students of the faculty of Engineering at Pharos University are going to be distributed across various power plants in Sidi Kerir, Abou- Qir, Damanhour and Kafr Al-Dawwar. Moreover, the students of the faculty of Legal Studies and International Relations are going to be provided with the required field training in other specialized departments. The contract signing is going to be on the beginning of February.

      • On Thursday 19th January, the UniversityVice President Professor Ramadan Abo El-Ella met with Engineer Mohamed Abady who is the Chairman of the Egyptian Styrene & Polystyrene Production Company. The meeting included Professor EhsanNasef who is the Executive Director of field training at Pharos University. A protocol of understanding between the university and the company was signed to provide field training for students from the Faculties of Engineering, Science, and Financial & Administrative Sciences. The training will be in the areas of academic research and workshops.
      • On track with Mr Mohamed Ragab’s, the Director of the Board of Trustees, recommendations regarding organizing the initial steps to initiate the on-hands training program for students at Pharos University. Professor Ramadan AbuElaa, Vice President for Social Services, and Dr. EhsanNassef, Executive Director for Practical Training, met on Thursday 17 November 2016 with:

 

      • Mr. Mohamed Hamed–Executive Director for Research & Development El Amriya medical Company.
      • Mr. Mohamed RabeeElSayed – Responsible for Human Resources at Beity Company
      • Mr. Mohamed Abbas –Responsible for Human Resources at Petrojet

 

An initial protocol was set up for cooperation between Pharos University and the above mentioned companies in the area of on-hands training for the university students. It should be noted that Beity Company will provide housing for the students during the period of training. This will make the training more effective since the students will be involved full time and totally involved in the process. This is also a potential for student full time employment in the future, also Prof. Dr. Ramadan Abu Elella and Dr Ehssan Nassef visited Beyti company on Thursday 24/11/2016 .

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The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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