ECG Vice President and UTW Project Manager Dr. Nevine Abdelkhalek declared that the 11th round of the University to Work program has been launched, enrolling 570 fresh engineering students from public and private universities nationwide. The UTW 11’s opening ceremony took place on Monday June 24 at the Intercontinental Citystars Hotel, and was attended by a large number of strategic partners from the private sector, as well as scientific and media foundations supporting the UTW initiative, alongside as Rotary District 2451/Egypt.
The UTW 11’s opening ceremony was also attended by Dr. Sotiris Varelas, representative of Neapolis University Pafos of Cyprus, and Ms. Aliki Botouno, Chairperson of Gamma Invest Co. of Greece, which represents the NUP in Egypt. Dr. Abdelkhalek paid tribute to the UTW program’s major sponsors, including Tea Computers, Schneider Electric, Sigma, Ideal Standard, Siraj Lighting and Scib Paints.
As for the new activities due to be incorporated into this year’s UTW round, she pointed out that ECG plans to cooperate with NUP in this respect. UTW students will perform voluntary working hours to promote eliminating anemia aboard the floating hospital organized by the Rotary District, alongside cooperation with Ahl Misr Foundation, which will deliver technical sessions on the design of the Burn Care Hospital. Dr. Abdelkhalek added that there will be cooperation with Handover, which will provide sessions on building using environmentally friendly building materials. Furthermore, she discussed progress made hitherto in the ‘Impact’ project with Nile University, and how NU students can register for long life learning courses.
In her brief speech, Dr. Sotiris Varelas mentioned offering scholarships to UTW students to study at NUP, and sending professors from NUP to teach at the UTW program. For her part, Dr. Dalia Al-Saadany, President of the Association of Design Architects in Italy, stressed that ASDA is ready to enable UTW students to participate in an International Design Award competition.