Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has witnessed the graduation ceremony of new batches of the Digital Egypt Builders initiative.
The ceremony witnessed the awarding of Master’s degrees to 257 students in the fields of artificial intelligence and data science, digital arts, financial technology, robotics and automation sciences, and cybersecurity, in cooperation with the Canadian universities of Ottawa and Queens, Ireland’s College Cork, and the University of Sainz Malaysia. The ceremony was held in the Grand Celebration Hall, Cairo University.
Seven batches graduated in the various disciplines as follows: 34 students graduated from the summer batch of 2022 in artificial intelligence and data science from the Canadian University of Ottawa, 55 students graduated from the fall batch of 2022 in artificial intelligence and data science from Queen’s University in Canada, 18 graduates of the winter batch of 2023 in digital arts from the Irish University of Cork, 48 graduates of the winter batch of 2023 in financial technology from Sains University Malaysia, 61 graduates of the winter batch of 2023 in artificial intelligence and data science from the Canadian University of Ottawa, 21 students from the Winter 2023 batch of graduates in robotics and automation sciences from the Canadian University of Ottawa, and 20 students from the Winter 2023 batch of graduates in cybersecurity from the Canadian University of Ottawa.
The graduates of the Digital Egypt Builders initiative obtained a Master’s degree in their fields of specialization from the international universities they joined after they successfully completed the study of the field of specialization, the leadership and management skills program, and the English language and training program approved by the international and local companies participating in the initiative, and they delivered their graduation projects.
The Minister of Communications said that the graduation of a new batch of students from the Digital Egypt Builders initiative is a new leap towards building digital Egypt, of which the initiative is one of the most important pillars.
Talaat added that the labour markets are changing steadily, especially with the challenges and opportunities introduced by communications and information technology, as the demand is growing in the international and local labour market for specialists in technological sciences, pointing out that it comes at the top of the list of the fastest-growing jobs, jobs related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, business technology and digital arts.
Hoda Baraka, Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology for developing technological skills, said that the Digital Egypt Builders initiative targeted, at its launch, the faculties of engineering, computers, information and science, and expanded to also serve the faculties of fine arts, applied arts, commerce, business administration, economics, and management information systems, with a total of 9 specialized faculties. It aims to add new tracks to include other colleges for the initiative.
She explained that the number of students enrolled in the initiative reached 625, with 109 graduates in 2021. and 257 graduates in 2022; During the 2022-2023 academic year, 259 students enrolled, in cooperation with the Canadian universities of Ottawa and Queens, Malaysia’s Sainz, and Ireland’s College Cork.
The Digital Egypt Builders initiative is a free scholarship that aims to grant a Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: data science and artificial intelligence, cyber security, robotics and automation sciences, digital arts, and financial technology.