The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) and the University of Cairo signed a cooperation agreement today to collaborate on building educational satellites per the Egyptian Space Technology Educational Platform by establishing an educational laboratory at the faculty of engineering at the University of Cairo.
Attendees at the ceremony were the Vice President of the Egyptian Space Agency, Dr Mohamed Iraqi; the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Hossam Al-Din Ahmed Abdel-Fattah; Director of Satellite Project at EgSA; Chairman of the Board of Aviation and Space Engineering Department, Ayman Hamdi Qasim; Professor of Department of Aviation and Space Engineering, Ali Abdel Fattah Ali Hashim; and Professor of Aviation and Space Engineering, Mohamed Sayed Byumi Ibrahim.
Dr Mohamed Iraqi emphasised that the agreement is part of the framework for various Egyptian universities to develop space science and technology capable of sustainable development. Also, he mentioned that it is an avenue to create unique opportunities for students to understand and explore the design and workings of satellites. In addition, Dr Iraqi also said that EgSA is keen to support research, studies and educational programs in space science and technology and encourage the utilisation of its outcome to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Abdel Fattah concluded that the constructive and positive cooperation between the Egyptian Space Agency and the University of Cairo would bring about a capable and conscious generation competing globally for space exploration.
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