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GU Advances Industry-Academia Collaboration at the DAAD and Ezz Steel Workshop

Galala University is taking significant strides towards bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industrial application. In a remarkable collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Ezz Steel, the university showcased its commitment to fostering industry-academia partnerships at a workshop held at Ezz Steel Facilities in El-Dekheila. This event, which was held on January 31st and February 1, 2024, featured prominent figures from Galala University, including Dr. Hany Moustapha, Director of the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Center, and Dr. Affaf Al-Oufy, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Dr. Affaf Al-Oufy led a panel discussion on the establishment of Industrial Academies, presenting a visionary approach to integrate theoretical education with practical industrial skills. This initiative is aimed at preparing students for the dynamic challenges of the workforce, ensuring they are not only academically proficient but also industry-ready.

Dr. Hany Moustapha shared insights into the successful Canadian model of industry-academia collaboration, emphasizing the transfer and implementation of these practices within Galala University. His presentation highlighted the upcoming inauguration of the “Knowledge and Innovation Hub” on March 4, 2024, a project that promises to be a cornerstone in fostering innovation and collaboration between students, academics, and industry professionals.

The participation of Galala University in this workshop underscores its role as a pioneering institution in Egypt, committed to enriching its educational offerings with practical, real-world applications. This event marks a significant milestone in the university’s efforts to produce graduates who are not only academically excellent but also equipped with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to the industry and society.