Egypt University of Informatics (EUI) hosted the annual congress of North African students and young professionals of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at its premises in the Knowledge City at the New Administrative Capital. The four-day event, which concluded on Sunday, was held under the auspices of Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
The congress, titled “Engineering Technology and its Role in Serving Humanity, Cooperation between Universities and Industry to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, and Build Volunteer Capacity for Youth”, was sponsored and supported by the National Post Authority, Valeo Egypt, and Dell Technologies.
The congress aimed to foster the culture of innovation and develop solutions for future challenges in the technological and industrial sectors, in line with the university’s agenda and the directions of the new republic. It also served as a platform for experts, academics, and students from different countries to discuss the latest research and technical developments in engineering and computer sciences.
Amr Talaat, in his speech delivered by Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development, said that youth were the future of the region and that he was confident that they would use their skills and knowledge to make a positive impact and create a more inclusive and equitable world. He also said that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology supported many projects and initiatives to build technology and innovation leaders.
Ayman Ashour, in his speech delivered by Sherif Kishk, Assistant Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that the congress was a great opportunity for learning, sharing ideas, and communicating with specialists.
The congress was attended by Ahmed Darwish, former Minister of Local Development, and many scientists, academics, and engineers from different countries. Among them were Mike Henchey, President-elect of IEEE Region 8 (Europe – Africa – Middle East) for 2025-2026 and former President of the International Federation for Information Processing and the Software Engineering Lab at NASA, and Abdul Latif Aliyu, Head of Student Activities in IEEE Region 8.
Reem Bahgat, President of EUI, said that the university was proud to host the congress and that it reflected its vision to be a leading institution in education, research, and innovation. Ahmed Hassan, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs at EUI, said that the work committee with the industry affiliated to IEEE Region 8 and the National Committee for Information and Communication Technology of the Academy of Scientific Research held a meeting on the sidelines of the congress to maximize the benefit and exchange of experiences.