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Opening of the first international workshop in Egypt for World Ranking of Universities

By: Rabab Nassar

Photo: Ahmed Muslimi

Prof. Dr. Abdel Nasser Sengab, Vice-President of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies and Research, opened the first international workshop in Egypt on the World Ranking of Universities hosted by Ain Shams University under the chairmanship and patronage of Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab Ezzat and is held under the title "QS Ranking Road shadow".

During his opening speech, Nasser expressed his gratitude for the selection of Ain Shams University to host and sponsor this important event.

He also reviewed the efforts of Ain Shams University since 2013 in spreading the necessary awareness to the progress of the international ranking of the university faculties, where it made significant progress in the classification of QS in the world of education and scientific research in particular.

He pointed out the necessity of cooperation between the Egyptian universities under the umbrella of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as the best way to exchange experiences, information and development methods, thus improving the international classification of all Egyptian universities.

Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saud, Undersecretary of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies, Research and General Supervisor of the Ain Shams University's World Ranking, highlighted the status of Ain Shams University in the world ranking, where the university first appeared in its history within the Shanghai Ranking.

As for the classification of the university according to the international organization QS, Ain Shams has become between 750 and 701 globally.

On the other hand, Dr. Abdul-Fattah Saud explained that the Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University entered the global classification of faculties to become between 400-350 worldwide, as well as the entry of chemistry in the various faculties of the university within the global classification of the University of Ain Shams ranked 300 globally in this specialty.

Prof. Dr. Essam Khamis, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mohamed El Shennawy, Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for International Relations, and a number of presidents, vice presidents, deans and agents of several Egyptian universities and representatives of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and some international experts in the field attended the opening ceremony.

At the end of the opening session, Prof. Dr. Abdel Nasser Sengab and Prof. Dr. Abdel Fattah Saud presented Shield of Ain Shams University to Mr. Ashon Fernandez, Regional Director of QS in India and North Africa, and Ms. Selena Griffin, UK Director of the Organization for their efforts.