Center of Excellence for Energy
The Center of Excellence for Energy is funded by USAID with the support of the American people with a goal to advance Egypt’s energy transition to aid the country in reaching its target of utilizing 42% renewable energy by 2035. Operated by Arizona State University in conjunction with partner universities in Egypt: Ain Shams University, Mansoura University, and Aswan University, as well as government and industry partners, the center aims to improve the capacity of Egypt’s higher education institutions to drive innovation, modernization, and competition in the energy sector as well as strengthening government policy to stimulate economic growth and address Egypt’s energy challenges.
Center activities include:
- Fostering collaborative relationships between universities, the government, and the energy industry in Egypt
- Developing energy degree programs and courses, conducting training on innovative teaching methods, offering professional certification programs and training courses
- Building out state-of-the-art laboratory spaces for teaching and advancing innovative research
- Providing funding and fostering opportunities for binational research projects
- Establishing exchange and internship programs
- Creating an economically sustainable Technology Center to provide long-term support for the center by offering fee-based services.
Senior Ain Shams University mechanical power engineering student Mark Ashraf Wagih Iskandar Badeer dreams of starting his own business in renewable energy. He hopes to make change in the world and find more efficient ways to generate renewable energy. Mark had always...
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The Center of Excellence for Energy, funded by the American people through USAID, has selected students for its Fall 2023 exchange program, which will provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge in the energy industry. Thirty...
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