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I am associate professor of Tourism Studies Department at High Institute of Tourism and Hotels and Computer, ElSeyouf , Alexandria Egypt. And work in faculty of tourism and hotel management Pharos university since semester spring 2013/2014 as a supervisor for tourism department , and since spring 2016/2017as vice dean for education and students affairs I have 22 years of experience in teaching specialized subjects of travel agencies , airlines , introduction to tourism and tourism marketing for high education level. My skills and knowledge are employed to teach sustainable tourism with the necessary course design and adaptation. My passion in culture and travel made it possible for me to communicate with different cultures and succeed to cooperate with exchange-teachers of different cultures. It also helped me to perform the duties of a member of a research group working with different nationalities of colleagues and students of Innholland University and Senghore university from Holland, France, and African countries with success. I also contribute with my knowledge and experience in tourism sustainable development projects in Alexandria

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– Dr. Lamiaa Ibrahim is currently a Lecturer in the Tourism Department in the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA)-Major: Tourism Marketing. And she is currently proposing for the Ass. Professor Degree in Tourism studies Department, Major:Tourism Marketing.

– She got her Ph.D. degree in Tourism, Tourist Guiding and Hotels Management, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Alexandria University. Her Ph.D title was The effect of Egypt’s personality as a tourist destination on tourist loyalty.

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– Dr. Eslam Ahmed Fathy is currently a Lecturer in the Hotel Management Department in the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA)
Major: sales forecasting in Food and Beverage.

– Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Alexandria University
Major: leadership in food and beverage Management.
Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Fayuom University.

– He got his Master of Science (M.SC.) PHD degree in Hotel Management.
Thesis title:” the impact of implementing transformational leadership style in performance of front office employees in four and five star hotels in Cairo”.
Faculty of Hotels and Tourism, Fayuom University, Egypt.

– From 11 / 2005 at 8/2008: Master degree in hotel management,
thesis title:” Towards an Effective Sales Forecasting System SFS In First Class Restaurants In Alexandria “.
faculty of tourism and hotels, Alex University, Egypt.

– he got his B.SC. Degree in hotel management, faculty of tourism and hotels, Alexandria University in hotel management, faculty
of hotels and tourism, Alex University, Egypt.

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– April 2017:PhD in Tourism studies department,Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Alexandria University–
Major: knowledge sharing and innovative behavior.
Thesis title: Measuring the impact of knowledge sharing on employees’ innovative behaviour in Egyptian tourism companies.
Supervisors:Prof. Dr.Hala Helaly & Prof.Dr. Nashwaa Foaad
Examiners:Prof. Dr/ Hanaa Fayed, Prof.Dr/ Abeer Attia,Prof. Dr.Hala Helaly & Prof.Dr. Nashwaa Foaad

– August, 2012:M.SC.in Tourism studies department, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Alexandria University –
Major: Total Quality Management.
Thesis title:“Testing the applicability of TQM “Malcolm Baldrige criteria” in the Egyptian establishments: Case study on the Egyptian Tourist Authority. ”.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr.Dalal Abdel Hady .Dr. Nashwaa Foaad
Examiners:Prof. Dr. Abdel Salam Abou Gahf, and Prof. Dr. Ashraf Adel Labib.

– June 20 01:B.SC.in Tourism and Hotel,Faculty of Tourism and Hotel – Menofia (currently Sadat) University.
Total Grade:very Good (78%).
Major:Tourism studies.

-June 1997: Graduated from (Nasser Secondary school)
Total Grade:85%.

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amer Elsawy is currently a Lecturer in Tourism Department in the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management,Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA). He has obtained a Master and PhD Degree in Tourism Planning from the University of Alexandria.In addition to his academic experience for about5years in PUA, heserved as Assistant Manager at Four Seasons Hotel, Alexandria, Egypt, and Baku, Azerbaijan for about 8 years, where he gained a lot of experience in dealing with different nationalities and cultures as a part of such a multi-national company.He was also the responsible for training and people development in his department at FS Hotel for more than 6 years which gave him strong coaching skills.Currently, he is a trainer at the Education Development Center (EDC) of Pharos University.He is the faculty general academic advisor, the official spokesman who is responsible for updating its website, the coordinator of the faculty annual international conference with the participation of more than 30 countries, member of Quality Assurance Center (QAC), and the international relations coordinator of the faculty.Among his tasks as an international coordinator, he drafts memoranda of understanding with other entities and higher education institutions; he detects funding opportunities through local, national and European funds; he leads the process of submitting new project proposals. Besides that, he organizes conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings with internal staff (research, academic and administrative staff), national agencies and managing authorities, partners and any other relevant stakeholder involved at local, national and international level. He has collaborated with academics within the university and in other countries such as Finland, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland and Turkey to build and strengthen relationships and gain successful grants through research and enterprise activities

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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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