Egypt’s cabinet approved on Thursday the establishment of the first nanotechnology faculty in Egypt at Cairo University starting the upcoming academic year
The establishment of the faculty aims to prepare a broad base of researchers and workers in the field of nanotechnology to fulfil the needs of the labour market in Egypt, the Arab region and Africa.
The faculty programmes include a range of specialties of great significance to serving Egypt’s national projects such as the nanotechnology engineering programme.
Cairo University president Mohamed Othman El-Khesht affirmed that the establishment of the faculty represents a great leap towards transforming into third-generation universities with the aim of contributing to comprehensive development by developing research and creating cadres for jobs involving the application of nanotechnology.
The teaching system will be based on credit hours through the application of the latest information technology and the most updated means of e-learning programmes and virtual laboratories.
Egypt launched the Nanotechnology Centre (EGNC) initiative in 2008 to contribute to the growth of the national economy through the development of human capital, the production of valuable intellectual property and the promotion of nanotechnology applications in all sectors that are relevant to the economic development of Egypt.