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MUIRO announces the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative

MUIRO announces the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI). Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.

The application deadline is May 11, 2018.…/the-african-postdoctoral-tra…/


Tackling national strategic issues in education and addressing the current and anticipated challenges of the rapidly changing education arena are at the core of NAQAAE’s interests. Hence, NAQAAE’s annual International Conference is one of its main means to discuss these issues and challenges with a wide base of stakeholders.

Ten years after its inception, NAQAAE as a learning organization is keen to reflect with all stakeholders on the progress achieved in quality assurance of education, the obstacles we have met on our joint quest for quality as well as the challenges we are facing and the means to overcome them. Together we will contemplate on our aspirations for high quality Egyptian education and draw a road map to bring those aspirations into reality … to transform the dreams into collaborative actions. Hence the choice of NAQAAE’s 5th International Conference theme " Quality Assurance of Education: Reflections… Prospects…Aspirations”.

NAQAAE’s Fifth International conference is posing the following and other questions for wide stakeholders discussion:

What is the impact of quality assurance on educational institutions, educators and students?
Education for all … can we turn the slogan into reality?
What is quality assurance of education from the employers’ perspective?
How can we further promote the paradigm shift to competency-based education?
What challenges does Internationalization of Education pose to quality assurance?
How can we build more tools for trust and recognition in qualifications?
How effective is international networking in building trust in qualifications?
Education and innovation, what promises does TVET hold?
Autonomy of the higher education institutions: is quality assurance a threat?

Sharing experiences and disseminating good practices in quality assurance of education .
Increasing NAQAAE visibility at National and International levels.
Launching new standards: Pre-University and Technical schools accreditation and NARS for several sectors.
Exploring methods to improve the response of education to current and future labor market needs.
Activating partnerships with key stakeholders and developing new partnerships at national and international levels.

Impact of Quality Assurance.
Internationalization of QA.
Student Engagement in QA.
Leading the change: from objective to reflective self-assessment.
Improving the response of education to current and future labor market needs.
Competency Based Education.
The future of quality assurance of education.
NAQAAE is expecting the participation of over 400 participants. Participants will be representatives of all levels and types of education in Egypt, representatives of the Ministries of Education and Technical Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Al-Azhar, TVET Policy makers, training providers, public and private universities’ leaderships, international experts in quality assurance of education as well as representatives of a number of Arab and European QA agencies.

Date &Venue: 22 – 23 April 2018 Conrad Hotel, Cairo

The Conference will include opening and closing plenary sessions, interactive roundtables, as well as multi-stakeholder panel discussions about selected topics. Official Languages: Arabic/English Arabic/English interpretation will be available.

NAQAAE’s Fifth International conference (Reflections - Prospects - Aspirations)

Arab Youth Award for 2018

The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) announces the Arab Youth Award for 2018, 

entitled "The Arab Nation between the Problems of Neighborhood and the Possibilities of Dialogue".

The prize value is 10,000 US dollars for the 1st position and 5,000 US dollars for the 2ndposition.

The prize shall be awarded to two winners provided that the submitted work is not a Dissertation (Master, PhD Dissertation).

The award will be delivered at the headquarters of the League of Arab States, according to conditions click here


Nominations are accepted until the end of August 2018

Calls for research projects within the Egyptian-Chinese scientific cooperation

The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology announces the opening of accepting of research projects under the Egyptian-Chinese Scientific Cooperation Protocol for 2018/2022. 

The number of financed projects will be up to 6 projects which have been increased from 2 projects and the amount of funding allocated to each project is 300 thousand pounds in the fields of: Life Sciences and Engineering, Materials Science.

The research proposals should fill out the form through:

The deadline for submitting research proposals is 30 May 2018.



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