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The GUC Signs an Agreement with Dell Technologies under the Patronage of the Egyptian Cabinet

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly witnessed the signing ceremony of five tripartite cooperation agreements between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Dell Technologies in Egypt with the GUC, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Cairo University, Ain Shams and the American University in Cairo.  The agreement signing, which was attended by Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, aim to build capacities in the field of artificial intelligence in these universities. This comes in line with GUC’s strategy to equip graduates with the strong set of skills that enable them to not only compete in the local but also the global job markets.

 

These agreements came within the framework of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the primary governmental authority responsible for all issues related to information and communication technology in Egypt, and responsible for implementing the strategy of artificial intelligence in Egypt, in addition to the ministry’s role in leading the development of this industry by identifying and establishing partnerships with government Organizations as well as companies that can participate in the development and usage of artificial intelligence, applications and capacity building programs in this field.  

 

The signing of these agreements also comes in light of Dell's position as a leading company in the field of information technology, specializing in digital transformation and providing digital technology solutions, products and services to achieve business success. As such, Dell Technologies will provide under this agreement advice and guidance on creating and developing a realistic use case for the application of artificial intelligence, which can be jointly presented as educational content to the universities to include in their curricula.

 

With regard to the five signatory universities, each will submit a case study as a project in the courses covering machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, and big data analysis for a period of 5 years, starting from the 2021-2022 academic year through 2025-2026, where each university will present the best three projects from its semesters, as well as providing support in the  “case study” competition that will be held across the five universities to select the best three projects submitted by their students.