25 July 2024 02:29 AM

Cairo University gets additional grant from USAID to set up COEA

Saturday، 25 May 2024 - 02:54 PM

Cairo University has received an additional grant from the US Agency For International Development (USAID) to establish the Center of Excellence Agriculture (COEA) under a new name "the Center of Excellence Agriculture and Water", in cooperation with the American University in Cairo and a number of Egyptian and US universities.

Implemented under the auspices of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour, the project is expected to run till December 2028.

The Center of Excellence Agriculture and Water projects aims to enhance the capacity of Egyptian universities to develop innovative solutions for problems facing agriculture and water, alongside pushing forward the public and private sectors for innovation through updating university curricula.

He added that the number of the centers of excellence in Egypt has reached three that are located in the universities of Cairo, Alexandria, and Assiut.

Implementing partners of the project are Cornell University and Cairo University (with Ain Shams University, Assiut University, Benha University, and Suez Canal University in Egypt and Michigan State University, Purdue University, and the University of California, Davis in the U.S.), according to the USAID.

The project aims to create lasting partnerships and linkages among Egyptian and American universities and bring together Egyptian and American agricultural experts from academia, the government, and the private sector to exchange innovative ideas, share best practices in education, and collaborate on cutting-edge research.


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