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An Introductory Meeting for the Field Training Center

In the framework of activating the role of community service and Environment Development at the university in serving the community, an introductory meeting was held on Tuesday 17/09/2019. This was headed by Prof. Ramadan Abu Elellah- the Vice President of the university for Community Services and Environment Development Affairs in the presence of Prof. Hesham Elshemy- the Executive Manager for Community Service and Environment Development Center and the representative of community services at all faculties.
This was held for discussing and making an executive plan for the new academic year including the different social services such as: the outside visits, the project of developing Ezbt Fata Slum Area, Charity markets inside the university and blood donation campaigns that were held every year, as well as the participation of new services to enable the role of the university in the community service.

The Faculties of Pharos University Race to Organize the Aid Convoys

After the student activities administration organized the first three convoys, the faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management organized the fourth aid convoy and the faculty of Financial and Administrative Sciences organized the fifth convoy. After that, the faculty of Legal Studies and International Relations participated in launching the sixth and seventh aid convoys that Pharos University organized during the holy month of Ramadan. The sixth convoy launched on Wednesday the 15th of May and headed to Tarik charity association in Mustafa Kamel, and then headed to Eleen Elgaria association in Elsyouf. The seventh aid convoy launched on Thursday the 16th of May and headed to Abu Masoud suburb in Amria. The both of two aid convoys distributed food products to the neediest families in this area. This was held under the supervision of Prof. Hamam Zahran- the Dean of the faculty of Legal Studies and International Relations, Mr. Abu Bakr- the Leader of the student activities in the faculty, a number of the students of the faculty of Legal Studies and International Relations went in this aid convoy and the supervisors of the student activities.

PUA Launches Aid Convoys

In the framework of aid convoys with the coordination of Mohamed Rageb charity organization Pharos University launched the second and third convoys during the holy month of Ramadan. The second and third aid convoys were sent consecutively. The second aid convoy was launched on Saturday 4/05/2019 and headed to Sidi Beshr. The third aid convoy was launched on Sunday 5/05/2019 and headed to Bahry area passing by Ras-El teen, El-Tork market and El-shamirly area. Food products were distributed to the needy families that the students made a survey about their social standards. In the framework of the aid convoy program for PUA that included the needy families in Alexandria. A large number of the students went in these convoys under the supervision of the Students’ Activities and the committees of the Community Services.

Charity Market

Dream Team organized a charity market in coordination with the students’ activities administration at the entrance foyer of the Humanities Social Studies building on Tuesday 23/04/2019. In the presence of Prof. Ramadan Abo Elellah- the Vice President for the community services and environment development, Dr. Hesham Elshimy- the Pioneer of the students’ activities, faculty staff, teaching assistants and a large number of the students.

Awareness Lecture at Forsan School

A team from faculty of Engineering- Pharos University organized an awareness lecture at Forsan School for the primary students that was given by Dr. Marwa Sharks under the title “Architecture, Colors and Space” under the auspices of Prof. Ramadan Abo Elellah- the Vice President of the university for community services and environment development, Prof. Mohamed Gaber Abu Ali- the Dean of the faculty of Engineering on Sunday 21/04/2019. Ms. Safaa Ahmed- the Manager of Forsan School received the team at ten am, then the lecture of awareness was given during which Dr. Marwa Sharks talked about colors type, its categories and how to select them. The most famous buildings in Alexandria and the aspects of arts in its design were presented. Then, there was a children competition in panting and the gifts were distributed for the winners and university picture was captured. The Asst.Prof.Dr. Noha Said, Dr. Marwa Sharks, faculty staff, academic members and students of the faculty of Engineering.For more photos Click here

The Awareness of Driving Speed Risks

The faculty of Mass Communication organized a seminar for public relation and marketing communication department under the title “Awareness of Driving Speed Risks” on Tuesday 18 April. This was held in the presence of Prof. Fawzy Abd ElGhany- the Dean of the faculty of Mass Communication, Mr. Wisam Abd Elhamid- a member of Alex Biker Team, a large number of the students, a number of faculty members and teaching assistants. The seminar discussed the consequence of fast driving and the neglect of traffic rules within the seminar. Some advices were given to avoid road accidents.

The PUA Training Centre Signed a Cooperation Protocol with  Al Behaira Joint-stock Company

A delegation of Pharos University comprised of Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs; Prof. Hassan El Ghazouly, the Head of the Construction Engineering and Management Department and Prof. Ehssan Nassef, the Director of the Training Centre paid a visit to Al Behaira joint-stock company on Sunday, 6 January 2019. This visit was in line with the plan set for training the PUA students. The delegation was received by Dr. Mohamed Al Dakak, the Chairman of the Board and the Managing Director. By the end of this visit, the two parties signed a cooperation protocol to exchange research activities in relevant areas. This includes providing the students of the faculty of Engineering in the departments of Construction Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering with training to prepare them for the labour market.

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The CSED Council Kicked off Its 1st Meeting for the Academic Year 2018-2019

 

The Council for Community Service and Environmental Development  (CSED) kicked off its first meeting for the academic year 2018-2019 on Tuesday, 25 December 2018. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs. This was held in the presence of Prof. Hisham El Shimy, the Director of the Community Service and Environmental Development Centre, representatives from all PUA faculties and other external members; Eng. Khaled Alsayed, the Chairman of the Board of Alex Fertilizers Company and Major General Waheed Radwan, the President of East Alex District. At the outset of the meeting, all the attendees stood a moment of silence in mourning for Mr. Mohamed Ragab, the founder of Pharos University and the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala showed the attendees a report on all the proposals which have been approved by the CSED Council last year; all of them reflected the real needs of society and were put into force through working in cooperation with some community associations for public work. The Council also approved forming cooperation between the faculty of Arts and Design- Pharos University and the East Alexandria District Presidency to create a mural on the sea corniche for depicting Alexandria City. On his part, the President of East Alex District expressed his content of this cooperation between Pharos University and the Presidency. Then, he promised to refer the students, who have received medical examination on the PUA medical convoys and needed medical care to the Director of the Educational Administration affiliated to the East Alexandria District Presidency in order to gain approval on receiving medical treatment in Pharos University. It has also agreed upon establishing a pharmacy which will only be dedicated for receiving valid medications in order to give them for the needy. Accordingly, a committee was formed from academic staff members from the faculties of Pharmacy and Dentistry, along with administrative staff from the CSED Council; its mission is to draw up the plan of receiving and distributing medications among the needy. Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala invited the civil work associations to participate in the workshop organised by the CSED Council and the Training Centre under the title of “The Mechanism of Establishing and Evaluating a Register for the Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection inside the Industrial, Medical and Tourism Establishments and Constructive Works”. By the end of the meeting, recommendations were made to activate the new proposals; a step that will be a credit for the CSED Council and a completion for its achievements during the last years.

Pharos University Sent a Medical Aid Convoy to King Mina Elementary School

Within the framework of the community service endeavours made by Pharos University, a medical aid convoy was organized in coordination with the Education Directorate in Alexandria in order to be sent to “King Mina Elementary School” on Tuesday, 11December 2018. A delegation of staff members from different PUA faculties went in this convoy including the faculty of Dentistry, the faculty of Physical Therapy and the faculty of Allied Medical Sciences. The staff of the faculty of dentistry offered 400 primary students free medical examinations and distributed toothbrushes and toothpastes among them. Meanwhile, the Physical Therapy delegates gave the students some useful advices on how to improve their postures and properly carry their school backpacks. The students also watched a video, made by the staff of the faculty of Allied Medical Sciences on the importance of healthy eating and the model weight and height for children of their age. Other academic staff members also went in the convoy, including Prof. Hisham Elshimy, the Director of the PUA Community Service and Environmental Development Centre as well as some of the center’s staff like Dr. Essam Ghoniem, Dr. Rania Hassan, Dr. Sherief Darwish, Dr. Mostafa Matter, Dr. Nancy Badwan, Teacher Assistant. Fathy Shokry, Eng. Amr Mamdouh, Ms. Aya Elrakaybey and Ms. Basma Naguib, one of the administrative staff of the PUA Community Service and Environmental Development Centre.

Pharos University Sent A Medical Aid Convoy To The Martyr Waleed Sobhy School

Within the framework of the community service endeavours exerted by Pharos University, a medical aid convoy set off to the Martyr Waleed Sobhy School on Tuesday 27/11/2018. The convoy was sent in coordination with the Education Directorate in Alexandria. The PUA delegation was comprised of staff members of some PUA faculties including the faculty of Dentistry, the faculty of Physical Therapy and the faculty of Allied Medical Sciences. The staff of the faculty of dentistry offered 300 primary students free medical examinations and distributed toothbrushes and toothpastes among them. Meanwhile, the Physical Therapy delegates gave the students some useful advices on how to improve their postures and to properly carry their school backpacks. The school students also watched a video, made by the staff of the faculty of Allied Medical Sciences on the importance of healthy eating and the ideal weight and height for their age. Other academic staff members also went in the convoy; Prof. Hisham Elshimy, Dr. Essam Ghoniem, Dr. Rania Hassan, Teacher Assistant. Fathy Shokry, Eng. Amr Mamdouh, Ms. Aya Elrakaybey and Mr. Karim Hassan, a representative of the Student Activities Administration. The coordination of the convoy was managed under the supervision of Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs

  • A Coordination Meeting for PUA Medical Aid Convoys

On Sunday, October 28, PUA Community Service and Environmental Development Centre held a meeting to coordinate the setting off of PUA medical aid convoys for the academic year 2018-2019. The meeting, chaired by Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs, was held to discuss the possible arrangements could be made for sending medical aid convoys to the neighbourhood primary schools on Tuesday 27/11/2018 and Tuesday 11/12/2018. The convoys are going to set off, with the participation of teams from the faculties of Dentistry, Physical Therapy and Allied Medical Sciences. The meeting was held in the presence of Prof. Hisham El Shimy, the Director of PUA Community Service and Environmental Development Centre; Mr. Nasef Maher, the Director of the Community Service Department in the Directorate of Education and academic staff members.

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  • The 2nd Meeting of PUA Community Service Council

The 2nd meeting of PUA council for community service and environment development was held on Tuesday 21/11/2017. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service and Environment Development Affairs. Some representatives of PUA faculties and centres for community service affairs attended the meeting. It was also held in the presence of Major General Dr. Emad Abdel Rady, the Director of the Navy Hospital; Mr. Goma Zakry, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education; Mr. Sayed Gabeel, the Head of the Economic News Department at Al Watan Newspaper and Dr. Mervet Abdel Majeed, on behalf of Mr. Waheed Radwan, the President of East Alex District. During the meeting, the council discussed a proposal for a form of community service activities, the plans to be implemented by the community service bylaw for all faculties and the issue of developing the solar energy systems in the governmental buildings.

  • Pharos University Council for the Community Service & Environment Development Affairs

Pharos University Council for the Community Service & Environment Development Affairs, headed by Prof. Ramadan Abu El-Ala, the Vice President of Community Service & Environment Development Affairs, assembled with a board of representatives of all faculties of Pharos University. The meeting was convened between Pharos University Council for the Community Service & Environment Development Affairs and Mr. Gomaa Zaki, the First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education in Alexandria as well as Mr. Amr Al –Far, the Deputy Editor- in – Chief and the Director of Algomhuria Newspaper Office in Alexandria.

During the meeting, the Council approved the report of the academic year 2015/ 2016 and the proposed plan of the academic year 2016/ 2017. Among the main recommendations of the meeting were the necessity of establishing a media centre for Pharos University in order to communicate with other media institutions and websites as well as a certified translation office for Pharos University. It has also been agreed upon holding the upcoming meeting on Tuesday 28/3/2017.

  • Pharos Medical team to educate school students

Pharos University is vigilantto participate in social services and this is followed up on  byMr Mohamed Ragab, President of the Board of Trustees. A Medical team was formed for the Airport Primary School which comprises students living in the same geographic area as Pharos University. This was under the supervision of Professor Ramadan AbuEllaa Vice President of the University.
The team included three working groups:

  1. A working group from Faculty of Dentistry that included Professor Hamdiya Abu Bakr, Dr. Sherif Darwich, Dr. Nancy Ramez,  Dr. Moustafa Mattar and some students and nurses. A cultural film was shown about dental care and toothbrushes and toothpaste were distributed to students and they were advised about dental care. 250 students were examined and 170 of them were transferred to the Children’s Unit at the University.
  2. A working group from the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences that included Professor Mervat Salah the Faculty Vice Dean, Dr. Naglaa Mohamed and Ms Maha El Komy.A film was shown about general health issues and 70 students were examined and 29 students were transferred to for follow up at the university.
  3. A working group from the Faculty of Physical Therapy that included Professor Mona ElSayed Ahmed Vice Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Mohamed Albagoury Surgery Director and some students. A film about hygiene was shown and 60 students were examined and 40 were transferred to Faculty for follow up suffering from back and limb pain.

The team was accompanied by Dr. Hisham Alsheimy, the Executive Director of Center for Social Services at the University, and Mr. Mohamed Saleh, Ms Houssniys Mahmoud responsible for Public Relations in addition to some students.

The students of Pharos University participated in the celebrations of the Northern Military Sector on the occasion of the recognition of fallen heroes of the families in the area. This took place on Wednesday 30th November 2016.The student participation was a worthy suggestion made by the military because it created a positive sentiment among the families and feelings of patriotism and belonging among the students.
On the evening of the same day, Professor RamadanAbuElaa, the Vice President of Pharos University, accepted a Certificate of Appreciation and an Honorary Shield presented by Field Marshall Mohamed AlZamlout as gratitude for Pharos University and the Ragab Group for their participation in the project that was inaugurated by the Egyptian President.

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

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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What made you chose PUA to study?

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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