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December 22, 2017

Signing of Grant Agreement with Egypt: Strengthening practical education at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology through the provision of education and research equipment

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On December 18, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Tokyo, Japan, to provide grant aid of up to 993 million yen for the Project for Procurement of Education and Research Equipment for Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) (Phase 2).

This project will provide education and research equipment to the Faculty of Engineering, which was established in September 2017 at E-JUST, which is located in Borg El Arab, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt.

There is a high level of esteem in Egypt for Japanese technology, and for the diligence, discipline and spirit of cooperation of the Japanese people, and the Government of Egypt desired to implement Japanese-style education to train human resources with such traits. This project will be implemented under the framework of the Egypt-Japan Education Partnership (EJEP) which was agreed between Japan and Egypt during a trip to Japan by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in February 2016 to provide comprehensive support incorporating the merits of Japanese education for the entire educational system of Egypt.

E-JUST contributes to the improvement of education and research capacity in the higher education sector, and JICA has been providing the Faculty of Engineering with basic scientific and engineering equipment and other supplies through the Project for Procurement of Education and Research Equipment for Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), for which a grant agreement was signed in July 2016.

The present project is the second phase of above project and will procure applied engineering equipment and other supplies, which is expected to have an impact in the development of the higher education sector in Egypt, particularly in science and engineering, and improve the quality of scientific and engineering research and education throughout Africa and the Middle East.

JICA has also provided technical support to strengthen the education and research infrastructure of E-JUST, such as for the establishment of an engineering graduate school and faculties, university administration capacity-building and research guidance. JICA will continue to provide comprehensive support, including for this project, under the EJEP by utilizing the characteristics of Japanese education for the entire educational system of Egypt from early childhood and basic education to technical and higher education.

Through such assistance, JICA is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, namely Goal 4 (ensuring quality education), Goal 8 (promoting sustainable economic growth and decent work) and Goal 9 (promoting sustainable industrialization and innovation).

[Basic project information]
Country Arab Republic of Egypt
Project title The Project for Procurement of Education and Research Equipment for Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) (Phase 2)
Planned implementation period 23 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Target region, facilities Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Equipment procurement
Provision of education and research equipment (including applied engineering and technical scientific equipment) for eight departments in the E-JUST Faculty of Engineering
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision

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