The USAID-funded Center of Excellence for Energy (COE) is a partnership between Arizona State University (ASU-US) and three Egyptian universities: Ain Shams University (ASU-EG), Aswan University (AU), and Mansoura University (MU).

The overall goal of the COE is to substantially improve the capacity of Egypt’s higher education institutions to drive public and private sector innovation, modernization, and competitiveness; strengthen government policy that stimulates economic growth; and contribute solutions to Egypt’s development challenges in the energy sector. Specifically, the COE activities are designed to meet these objectives by building university capacity to deliver relevant, high-quality applied research, engaging government stakeholders in dialogue to advance evidence-based policymaking, and training highly skilled graduates to meet the evolving needs of industry, government, and their communities.

The COE will also collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders including the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Petroleum, key public and private energy industry players, policymakers, investors, and other energy-related organizations and experts in Egypt and across the globe.