Faculty of Business Informatics holds the first meeting of its advisory board.
The Faculty of Business Informatics (BI) at Egypt University of Informatics (EUI) has structured the faculty's Advisory Board, which includes 14 business and industry members, to link the needs of the labor market and graduates, and to achieve continuous communication with Business owners.
The Faculty of Business Informatics Advisory Board held its first meeting at EUI’s campus in the Knowledge City at the New Administrative Capital. The board members discussed ways to formulate a practical link between the faculty and the business sector and contribute to the modernization and formation of academic, study, and research plans to be consistent with the real business world to prepare BI graduates with practical experience that qualifies them to solve and overcome the problems experienced by the business sector in its various forms.
The Advisory board meeting was held in presence of Mr. Ayman Rashed, Managing Director of IT-Blocks; Mr. Ahmed Rohaim, Vice President of Majid Al Futtaim group; Mr. Ahmed Rabea, Executive Manager at Egyptian Banks Company for Technological Advancement (EBC); The national payment schemes operator in Egypt, Dr. Samir Sabry, Managing Director and Board member of Emaar Industrial Company, Mr. Fouad Aly Nashaat, Economic Intelligence Department Manager at the Egyptian Competition Authority, Mr. Mohamed Wahba, Sales Manager at Fawry and Mr. Moussa Georgy, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at Samsung Electronics, in addition to the faculty’s academic professors and teaching assistants.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Reem Bahgat, EUI’s president, welcomed the members of the advisory board and stressed the importance of communication between academic institutions and industry, encouraging joint work between these two sectors in fields of mutual interest and exchanging experiences and knowledge to develop and enrich study plans adequately with the needs of the business enterprises and the ongoing technical development in this sector. In addition to intensifying work on developing the business’ needs for research efforts and consultations to solve existing problems and enhance productivity. She emphasized that the Faculty of Business Informatics was keen to offer highly demanded academic programs in the local and global market, such as Finance and its courses covering FINTECH technologies and other programs such as Business Analytics, Business Technology Management, Digital Marketing, and E-commerce. This aligns with the State's tireless development efforts, as represented by the Ministries of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR).
At the meeting, Prof. Samaa Taher, Dean of the Faculty of Business Informatics, presented the faculty's programs, objectives, interests, activities, specializations, study plans, and academic and technical possibilities. She also reviewed the faculty's strategic plan for the upcoming years. She commended the support of H.E. Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, for the success of the EUI’s plans. Establishing the faculty’s Advisory Board is part of raising and providing the technical competencies required for the labor market and developing appropriate solutions to the business’ technical problems.
She also highlighted the board’s areas of focus to achieve community partnership with civil society sectors and institutions such as consulting, research, and development, contributing to the development of programs and curricula according to the requirements of the labor market, expanding training opportunities for students, transferring practical experiences to them, and assisting faculty members and students by conducting scientific research in industrial companies, thereby enhancing the success of these companies strategic and development directions.
Egypt University of Informatics is one of the first specialized universities in the Middle East and Africa in Communications, Information Technology, and their affected areas. It was founded by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to become a leading academic institution offering specialized educational programs to meet the needs of the labor market with highly experienced ICT professionals.
Egypt University of Informatics has four faculties (Computing and Information Sciences, Engineering, Business Informatics, Digital Arts and Design). It offers 16 specialized educational programs to meet the labor market's needs from specialists in the latest fields of ICT, such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechatronics, Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Animation Arts, User Experience, and Game Design.