The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has issued a decree to form Egypt University Informatics (EUI) Board of Trustees, with the former President of Egypt Adly Mansour appointed as Chair.
The Board includes:
- Former President of Egypt Adly Mansour
- Former Minister of Scientific Research, and Professor of Computer and Systems Engineering Sherif Hammad
- Assistant Foreign Minister Ehab Badawy
- Head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Karam Gabr
- Deputy ICT Minister for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Automation Khaled El Attar
- Deputy ICT Minister for Infrastructure Raafat Hindy
- Former Deputy Higher Education Minister for University Affairs, and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cairo University Amr Amin Adly
- Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Cairo University, and Advisor to the ICT Minister for EUI Reem Bahgat
- Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Engineering - University of Windsor, Canada Hoda ElMaraghy
- Professor of Robotics Dynamics and Control at Cairo University Said Megahed
- CEO of Investment Bank at EFG Hermes Holding Karim Awad
- Founder and Chairman of KI Angel Khaled Ismail
- Sky Group Chief Technology Officer Mohamed Hammady
The Board also includes a representative of the government chosen by the Minister of Higher Education. In addition, EUI President is a member of the Board.
The Board members will meet next week to decide on the appointment of the Chairman, in line with the law of national and private universities.
It is worth mentioning that the President of the Republic issued a decree, last week, to establish EUI as a national university at the Knowledge City in the New Administrative Capital.
EUI was founded by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as the first ICT specialized university in the Middle East and Africa. EUI inked agreements with top international universities, including Purdue University - West Lafayette, and the University of Minnesota, to grant students a dual bachelor's degree.
MCIT plans to grant more partially-funded scholarships (up to 50%), as well as fully-funded ones to top-performing high school graduates. The aim is to help create an ICT community and equip young people with digital skills to help them fill in-demand jobs in local, regional and global markets.
EUI has four faculties: the Faculty of Computing and Information Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Business Informatics, and the Faculty of Digital Arts and Design. October is assumed as the official start of the new academic year at the four Faculties.