Zewail City Students Participate in Enriching Exchange Program
A group of 11 undergraduate students and two teaching assistants from the environmental engineering section at Zewail City’s University of Science and Technology managed to secure a study grant provided by DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service).
Under the supervision of Dr. Ayman El-Shibiny, associate professor of biomedical science at Zewail City, and Mahmoud Nady, teaching assistant of the same, the group visited a number of international organizations such as Kiel University, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Hamburg University, and The Technical University of Berlin, getting a closer look at the research systems there and receiving seminars by professors at these different universities and institutions.
Along the program that lasted 12 days between the 13th and the 21st of September 2016, the group participated effectively in many scientific trainings including scientific field trips.
The study visit came as part of the DAAD Funded Scholarship which aims to enhance and nurture an exchange of knowledge and experience between German students and students from all over the world.
The trip additionally included some cultural events with students visiting different museums, the opera house in Berlin and enjoying a sightseeing tour of Kiel, Hamburg and Berlin. In that manner, the exchange program had been a great opportunity for both Egyptian and German students to exchange information concerning the educational system as well as the cultural environment in both countries.
The trip comes in context of Zewail City’s support for extracurricular activities to promote a rich and thriving university experience for its students.