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Outline• Science Centers in the Sub-Mediterranean Region• Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), an Inspiring Institution• Center f...
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Sub-Mediterranean Science Centers                       Monastir Science Palace                                           ...
Sub-Mediterranean Science Centers (cont.)• Number of science centers in a country is a key indicator of its science state•...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA)   An Inspiring Institution Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CB...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA)•Inaugurated on 16 October 2002•A DIGITAL rebirth of the ancient Library of Alexandria        ...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)    Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences a...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Objectives:• The world’s window on Egypt• Egypt’s window on the world• A leading institutio...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Millions of Books                                                                          ...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)4 Museums                                                                     6 Specialized...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Planetarium Science                                                                        ...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)The Virtual Immersive Science and                                                          ...
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Center for Peace                                  9 Academic Research Centersand Democracy ...
Center for Special Studies and Programs                (CSSP)             A Science Hub       Workshop on Higher Education...
What is CSSP?• A scientific non-profit center affiliated to the BA• Chaired by the BA Director• Established by the Egyptia...
CSSP Mission• Creating a network of international collaboration• Supporting activities that enhance career  progression• S...
CSSP Board of Directors  Chairman                                                                                         ...
CSSP Activities  I- Scientific Events II- ProgramsIII- ProjectsIV- Regional Office V- Publications       Workshop on Highe...
I- Scientific Events1- Conferences2- BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) Conference3- Workshops4- Lectures       Workshop on Higher ...
1- ConferencesApproximately 60 Conferences other than BVA since 2002Examples:    Pan Arab Biodiversity Conference (2009) ...
2- BioVisionAlexandria (BVA)                   Conference<< BVA 2004          BVA 2006                                 BVA...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)• International event organized by the BA in partnership  with the World Life Sciences Forum• Hel...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)          General ThemesHealthFood Security and AgricultureEnvironment      Workshop on Higher...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)                    BioFair@BioVisionAlexandriaA platform for top biotechnology, agricultural, en...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)                                    Poster SessionProvides opportunities for young scientists to ...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)                                   TWAS/BVA.Nxt• Interactive event in collaboration with the Acad...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)                                    Nobel Laureates                                      2004-201...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)           513 Distinguished Speakers from 2004-2010Bruno Maisonnier Christian Grenier           ...
2- BVA Conference (cont.)New Life Sciences:      Ethics Patents & the Poor (2004)                       Changing Lives (20...
2- BVA Conference 2012        New Life Sciences: Linking Science to Society                      22-25 April 2012• 6th Int...
3- Workshops18 workshops since 2002Examples:    Biorobotics Workshop (2010)    Creative Thinking Workshop (2010)    Gui...
Guidelines for Researchers Workshop                                    27-30 September 2010Organizers:• CSSP in cooperatio...
Regional BioSecurity Workshop                                   23-24 February 2009• Coorganized by the BA and the Center ...
4- Lectures11 Lectures since 2002Examples:    Nanotechnology, the Big Potential of the Very Small (2011)    First Aid Sk...
II- CSSP Programs1- Research Grants Program (RG)2- Micro Research Grants Program  (MRG)        Workshop on Higher Educatio...
1- Research GrantsWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Acr...
1- Research Grants (cont.)• Annual Program started in 2004Eligibility Requirements:• Egyptian Scholars who have completed ...
1- Research Grants (cont.)                      RG Winners Progress39 RG Winners: • 21 completed their grants • 6 in diffe...
1- Research Grants (cont.)        RG Winners Achievements (39)Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility...
1- Research Grants (cont.)RG Winners’ Foreign Counterparts (39)    Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsib...
1- Research Grants (cont.)     Some of the Journals where RG winners             published their papersWorkshop on Higher ...
2- Micro Research Grants                    (MRG)• For Egyptian school students• Launched on 11 March 2010 during the Scie...
2- Micro Research Grants (MRG) (cont.)                           MRG 2010/2011 Interviews• Date: 9 June 2011• Interviewees...
III- Projects1- Science Supercourse (SSC)2- Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) in Arabic3- Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Inno...
1- Science Supercourse (SSC) Project   A knowledge network in 4 main scientific domainsPublic Health, Engineering, Environ...
1- SSC ProjectObjectives:  • Free access to thousands of up-to-date PowerPoint lectures    collected from scientists world...
1- SSC Project                                         Website  Online repository of 169,381 lectures     in the 4 themes ...
1- SSC Project PromotionSSC Movie                                                                        SSC Flyer & Broch...
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3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.)•   Project aims to:    • Explore changing landscape of scienc...
3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.)•   Project Joint Management Team:    • The Royal Society    •...
3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.)                                        Field Work• Interviewe...
3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.)                                                           Cou...
4- EduCamp-TEMPUS Project   Education for Sustainable Development Beyond the Campus• Main objective:  Establishing 7 cente...
4- EduCamp-TEMPUS Project (cont.)BA Role:•   Work Package 8 Leader: Quality Control (QC) & Monitoring•   Involved in:     ...
IV- Regional OfficeThe Academy of Sciences for the Developing       World-Arab Regional Office            (TWAS-ARO)     W...
TWAS-ARO• Launched at the BA, 2-3 June 2005, under the  theme “Visions and Expectations”• Aims to promote scientific capac...
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Electronic ResourcesCSSP Website                                                                                          ...
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Enhancing Scientific Cooperation Within and Beyond Borders [Mohamed EL-Faham, CSSP, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt]

  1. 1. Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012, UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi, Venice, ITALY Enhancing Scientific Cooperation Within and Beyond Borders Mohamed El-Faham Director, Center for Special Studies and Programs, Bibliotheca Alexandrina,and Professor of Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  2. 2. Outline• Science Centers in the Sub-Mediterranean Region• Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), an Inspiring Institution• Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), a Science Hub Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  3. 3. Science Centers in the Sub-Mediterranean RegionWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  4. 4. Sub-Mediterranean Science Centers Monastir Science Palace Tunis Science City Fondation Sigma PSC WESC NRC• CSSP: Center for Special Studies and Programs • WESC: Wadi Environmental Science Centre• PSC: Planetarium Science Center • NRC: National Research Centre Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  5. 5. Sub-Mediterranean Science Centers (cont.)• Number of science centers in a country is a key indicator of its science state•About 2,400 science centers worldwide• Sub-Mediterranean Science Centers • Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt • Planetarium Science Center (PSC), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt • National Research Center (NRC), Egypt • Wadi Environmental Science Centre (WESC), Egypt • Fondation Sigma, Morocco • Tunis Science City, Tunisia • Monastir Science Palace, Tunisia Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  6. 6. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) An Inspiring Institution Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  7. 7. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA)•Inaugurated on 16 October 2002•A DIGITAL rebirth of the ancient Library of Alexandria Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  8. 8. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  9. 9. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Objectives:• The world’s window on Egypt• Egypt’s window on the world• A leading institution of the digital age• A center for learning, tolerance, dialogue and understanding Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  10. 10. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Millions of Books Internet Archive Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  11. 11. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)4 Museums 6 Specialized Libraries Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  12. 12. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Planetarium Science ALEXploratorium Center (PSC) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  13. 13. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)The Virtual Immersive Science and 15 Permanent Exhibitions Technology Applications System (VISTA) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  14. 14. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (cont.)Center for Peace 9 Academic Research Centersand Democracy Studies Center for Special Studies (CPDS) and Programs (CSSP) Arts Center Alexandria Center for Center for Hellenistic Studies Documentation of Cultural & Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) International School of Information Manuscripts Center Science (ISIS) Calligraphy Alexandria and Mediterranean Center Research Center (Alex Med) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  15. 15. Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) A Science Hub Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  16. 16. What is CSSP?• A scientific non-profit center affiliated to the BA• Chaired by the BA Director• Established by the Egyptian Presidential Decree no. 361 of 2002• Has its own Director and selected Board of Directors Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  17. 17. CSSP Mission• Creating a network of international collaboration• Supporting activities that enhance career progression• Sponsoring scientific research projects• Promoting science and technology through public awareness programs Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  18. 18. CSSP Board of Directors Chairman Director Dr. Ismail Serageldin Dr. Mohamed El-Faham Board MembersDr. Asser Zaki Dr. Magdy Madkour Dr. Salah Soliman Dr. Yousry El-Gamal Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  19. 19. CSSP Activities I- Scientific Events II- ProgramsIII- ProjectsIV- Regional Office V- Publications Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  20. 20. I- Scientific Events1- Conferences2- BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) Conference3- Workshops4- Lectures Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  21. 21. 1- ConferencesApproximately 60 Conferences other than BVA since 2002Examples:  Pan Arab Biodiversity Conference (2009)  World Diabetes Day (2007)  On the Issues and Problems of Scientific Research in the Arab World (2006)  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers – Leading Your Career, Leading Your Society (2005)  Science and Mathematics Education for the 21st Century (2003) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  22. 22. 2- BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) Conference<< BVA 2004 BVA 2006 BVA 2008 BVA 2010 BVA 2012 >> Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  23. 23. 2- BVA Conference (cont.)• International event organized by the BA in partnership with the World Life Sciences Forum• Held every even year, alternating with the World Life Sciences Forum since 2004• Brings together distinguished speakers and Nobel Laureates from the four corners of the globe Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  24. 24. 2- BVA Conference (cont.) General ThemesHealthFood Security and AgricultureEnvironment Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  25. 25. 2- BVA Conference (cont.) BioFair@BioVisionAlexandriaA platform for top biotechnology, agricultural, environmental,pharmaceutical and publishing companies to display theirproducts Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  26. 26. 2- BVA Conference (cont.) Poster SessionProvides opportunities for young scientists to meet withLife Sciences professionals, and present their research Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  27. 27. 2- BVA Conference (cont.) TWAS/BVA.Nxt• Interactive event in collaboration with the Academy ofSciences for the Developing World (TWAS)• Gathers 100 young researchers from the developing world• Takes place during the two days preceding the BVAConference Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  28. 28. 2- BVA Conference (cont.) Nobel Laureates 2004-2010 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  29. 29. 2- BVA Conference (cont.) 513 Distinguished Speakers from 2004-2010Bruno Maisonnier Christian Grenier Hany Helal Elias Zerhouni James Geraghty Peter Gleick Hiroshi Ishiguro Kevin WarwickKoji Omi Margaret Catley- Mohamed Miguel Julia Nina Fedoroff Paul Herrling Philippe Ronald LaPorte Hassan Nicolelis Marton- Carlson Desmarescaux Lefevre Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  30. 30. 2- BVA Conference (cont.)New Life Sciences: Ethics Patents & the Poor (2004) Changing Lives (2006) From Promises to Practice (2008) Future Prospects (2010) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  31. 31. 2- BVA Conference 2012 New Life Sciences: Linking Science to Society 22-25 April 2012• 6th International Biennial Conference• Aims at addressing the role science can playin achieving a fair, equal and just society, notjust through scientific research but also policyadjustment• Each theme is addressed by representativesof industry, science and society Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  32. 32. 3- Workshops18 workshops since 2002Examples:  Biorobotics Workshop (2010)  Creative Thinking Workshop (2010)  Guidelines for Researchers Workshop (2010)  Regional Biosecurity Workshop (2009)  The First BA Regional Workshop on the Epidemiology of Diabetes & Other (2009)  Nanotechnology Workshop (2007) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  33. 33. Guidelines for Researchers Workshop 27-30 September 2010Organizers:• CSSP in cooperation with TWAS-ARO, DAAD (DeutscherAkademischer Austausch Dienst), Elsevier & the BA Legal Department• Speakers: 6• Applicants: 355• Selected participants: 39 from the Arab region• 27 Males, 12 Females Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  34. 34. Regional BioSecurity Workshop 23-24 February 2009• Coorganized by the BA and the Center forInternational and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM)• Aims to: • Help raise awareness among key stakeholders about the dual-use issue • Engage a broad range of government, scientific, public health, academic, international security, and industry experts from the Middle East and North Africa on the issue of dual-use biotechnology research• 29 participants from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, USA, and Yemen Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  35. 35. 4- Lectures11 Lectures since 2002Examples:  Nanotechnology, the Big Potential of the Very Small (2011)  First Aid Skills Seminar (2011)  Beating Cancer Cells to Death with Gold Nanoparticles in More than One Way (2010)  Small is Different; The Properties of Material as its Size is Reduced to the Nanometer Scale: Nanotechnology (2007)  Engineering for the 21st Century (2006) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  36. 36. II- CSSP Programs1- Research Grants Program (RG)2- Micro Research Grants Program (MRG) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  37. 37. 1- Research GrantsWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  38. 38. 1- Research Grants (cont.)• Annual Program started in 2004Eligibility Requirements:• Egyptian Scholars who have completed their PhD within the past five years• Working at a public/private academic or research institution in Egypt• Engaged on a joint research project with foreign counterpart(s)• Under the age of 35 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  39. 39. 1- Research Grants (cont.) RG Winners Progress39 RG Winners: • 21 completed their grants • 6 in different phases of their research • 12 in the final phase Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  40. 40. 1- Research Grants (cont.) RG Winners Achievements (39)Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  41. 41. 1- Research Grants (cont.)RG Winners’ Foreign Counterparts (39) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  42. 42. 1- Research Grants (cont.) Some of the Journals where RG winners published their papersWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  43. 43. 2- Micro Research Grants (MRG)• For Egyptian school students• Launched on 11 March 2010 during the Science and Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF)• Finance innovative ideas in Natural and Engineering Sciences fields Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  44. 44. 2- Micro Research Grants (MRG) (cont.) MRG 2010/2011 Interviews• Date: 9 June 2011• Interviewees: 2 • Abdel Rahman Gamal - Age: 18 years - Project title: Fabrication of Medical Cotton • Mahmoud Mohamed Badran & Badran Mohamed Badran - Age: 10 & 12 years - Project title: Solar Cell from Plants Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  45. 45. III- Projects1- Science Supercourse (SSC)2- Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) in Arabic3- Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation4- EduCamp Project-TEMPUS Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  46. 46. 1- Science Supercourse (SSC) Project A knowledge network in 4 main scientific domainsPublic Health, Engineering, Environment and Agriculture Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  47. 47. 1- SSC ProjectObjectives: • Free access to thousands of up-to-date PowerPoint lectures collected from scientists worldwide in the areas of Public Health, Agriculture, Environment and Engineering • Build an International Network of scientists and experts • Distribute high quality prevention knowledge to teachers and lecturers throughout the globe Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  48. 48. 1- SSC Project Website Online repository of 169,381 lectures in the 4 themes of the ProjectWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  49. 49. 1- SSC Project PromotionSSC Movie SSC Flyer & Brochure Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  50. 50. 2- Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) in Arabic Project• MOU between BA and Smithsonian Institution signed in December 2009 during the Pan Arab Biodiversity Conference• Funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (Kuwait)• The Project aims to:  Translate the EOL portal into Arabic  Document and list species present in the Arab region Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  51. 51. 3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.)• Project aims to: • Explore changing landscape of science and innovation • Identify new opportunities for collaboration• Project Deliverable: • Report including recommendations for decision makers and stake holders in Arabic, English and French• Project National Partners: • National Focal Point: Academy of Scientific Research and Technology • National Research Partner: BA, CSSP Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  52. 52. 3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.)• Project Joint Management Team: • The Royal Society • The Organization of the Islamic Conference • Nature • SESRIC • The British Council • IDRC • The Qatar Foundation • The Islamic Development Bank • COMSTECH • ISESCO • CDTI Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  53. 53. 3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.) Field Work• Interviewees: 117 representing government officials, university presidents, heads of different institutes, business sector and industry• A recap after the Egyptian Revolution: The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation “A Medium for Open Discussion” Meeting, 9-10 May 2011 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  54. 54. 3- The Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation (Cont.) Countries (15) Azerbaijan Egypt * Indonesia Iran Jordan * Kazakhstan Mozambique Nigeria Pakistan* Qatar * Saudi Arabia Senegal Sudan Turkey Malaysia* *first studies to get underway (5) Launch of Egypt Case Study: BioVisionAlexandria Conference, April 2012 First launched case Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  55. 55. 4- EduCamp-TEMPUS Project Education for Sustainable Development Beyond the Campus• Main objective: Establishing 7 centers of excellence and promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Egypt• Fields: Biodiversity, Water, Agriculture and Energy• Duration: 3 years (Oct. 2010-Oct. 2013)• Partners: 20 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  56. 56. 4- EduCamp-TEMPUS Project (cont.)BA Role:• Work Package 8 Leader: Quality Control (QC) & Monitoring• Involved in: - Development of Teaching Resources Kits (WP2) - Development of Teaching Methodologies (WP3) - Dissemination Activities (WP4) - Sustainability Activities (WP6) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  57. 57. IV- Regional OfficeThe Academy of Sciences for the Developing World-Arab Regional Office (TWAS-ARO) Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  58. 58. TWAS-ARO• Launched at the BA, 2-3 June 2005, under the theme “Visions and Expectations”• Aims to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the region• TWAS Arab members: 65 distinguished scientists residing in different Arab countries and abroad Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  59. 59. TWAS-ARO (cont.) TWAS-ARO Annual Meetings• TWAS-ARO holds an annual meeting at the BA• Meeting consists of: -A series of lectures and panel discussions -Presentations by TWAS-ARO members related to the theme -A closed meeting for TWAS-ARO members to discuss the achievements and future plans Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  60. 60. TWAS-ARO (cont.) 7th Annual Meeting “Water, Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Challenges Versus Opportunities” 28-29 December 2011•Included: • Energy Track • Water Track • Poster Session• Participants: 163 • Students: 36 • Academia: 55 • Others: 59 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  61. 61. TWAS-ARO (cont.) 7th Annual Meeting“Water, Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Challenges Versus Opportunities” 28 SpeakersAdel El Beltagy Laila A. El-Guebaly Massimo Zucchetti Mahmoud Abu-Zeid Mostafa El-Sayed Romain Murenzi Said Abdel-Khalik Yousry El –Gamal Saouma BouJaoude Aly Mortada Aly Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  62. 62. TWAS-ARO (cont.) Nominations and Prizes• Objectives: -Encouraging and supporting scientific research -Identifying the problems facing young researchers and their needs -Helping young researchers to implement new applications to improve Region’s productivity Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  63. 63. TWAS-ARO (cont.) Nominations and Prizes• TWAS-ARO Young Affiliates• Young Arab Scientist Prize• TWAS Regional Prize Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  64. 64. 5- Publications, Resources & Others Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  65. 65. Bookshttp://www.bibalex.org/cssp/publications/publications.htm Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  66. 66. DigitalWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  67. 67. Some of the Articles & Papers South-South entrepreneurial TWAS in the Arab collaboration in health Region biotechNature biotechnology vol. 28 no. 5, 2010 TWAS Newsletter, vol. 22 no. 1, 2010 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  68. 68. Electronic ResourcesCSSP Website ANNST Website http://www.bibalex.org/cssp CSSP Roster CSSP NewsletterCurrently under Launched in redesigning September 2010 Roster Newsletter200,000 hits only in Applicants Subscribers November 2010 204 1139 Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  69. 69. There are so many talents out there … Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  70. 70. but they just need a helping hand… Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  71. 71. to get the best out of themWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  72. 72. Seeking a better tomorrowWorkshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  73. 73. Paving the Way to Quality Research and Development Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY
  74. 74. Workshop on Higher Education and Professional Responsibility in CBRN Applied Sciences and Technology Across the Sub-Mediterranean Region 3-4 April 2012 ,UNESCO Venice Office, Palazzo Zorzi ,Venice, ITALY

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