In 1938, the nucleus of Alexandria University had its beginning in the form of two satellite faculties of Fouad the First University. One of the main concerns of Alexandria University is the development of highly employable graduates who will be able to positively contribute to the economic, social, and cultural life of the wider community and have the capacity for, and commitment to, continued personal and professional development.
Alexandria University is focused on undertaking dynamic and sustainable regional engagements in recognition of the rapidly changing global environment and being committed to excellence in education, research, and leadership development. This was one of the main reasons for the university vice-president to fully support the preparation of this proposal. Alexandria University, with 175,000 undergraduate students and 19,000 graduate students, is considered the second biggest university in Egypt and the Middle East.
A key partner in the project, Alexandria University possesses unique experience in the Egyptian context with regard to water desalination technology, a crucial component of the WEF Nexus that simultaneously deals with both the Water and Food aspects. With its indispensable experience in water desalination technology, Alexandria University’s contribution will prove vital to the development of the PhD summer schools, ensuring that they are provided with the very latest findings and technologies.
Dissemination is another area where Alexandria University has a central role to play, as well as being the institution mainly responsible for the Desalination Action Campaign. Alexandria University will ensure the far reaching participation of academia and industry, and coordinate the establishment of a research database and team selection process, and training needs analysis that will precede the WEF Training Programme’s development.