Institute of Graduate Studies and Research



Alexandria University President Prof. Essam El-Kurdi visited the University of Alabama in USA to reactivate the memorandum of understanding signed

between the two sides since 2009. Dr. Kurdi also visited the sustainable cities center in the Faculty of Engineering, the Research Center of Preventive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and the Innovation Center to learn about the new disciplines that would develop a specific movement for AU graduates, especially in the field of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics.

AU President declared that this visit included an agreement to establish joint degrees between the two universities in fields of biomedical engineering and smart and sustainable cities. The two sides also agreed to develop international alliance to exchange experiences between scientific institutions in the field of smart and sustainable cities where Alexandria University will be the regional center in the Middle East and to apply the results in the city of Alexandria in collaboration with the government.

They also discussed the possibility for undergraduate students to obtain two degrees from the two universities under the condition of that the student should study for two semesters in the University of Alabama (1+3) with an opportunity to study one additional year to get the Master's degree in biomedical engineering (2+3). They also highlighted joint research conducted by the professors from the universities and funded by the National Scientific Fund NSF from USA and the Egyptian Science and Technology Fund. The two sides agreed to allow the opportunity for students of the faculty of Medicine and Nursing to spend a period of training in the University of Alabama.