06.11.2018 New Cooperation Opportunities for Islamic Studies in Egypt
Influenced by our everlasting pursuit for excellency and prolific academic and professional networking, the CNMS-Islamic Studies department has started a reach-out initiative in Egypt. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Albrecht Fuess, Anthony Quickel and Hala Ghoname, accompanied by the Philipps-Universität Marburg’s Cairo Office Coordinator, Mrs. Irene El-khorazaty, have carried out several visits and important meetings in Egypt. These meetings aim at developing the COSIMENA-Cultural Heritage 2019 events’ theme and exploring new cooperation opportunities for Islamic Studies/CNMS with local Egyptian universities and field-related ministries.
The reach-out visits’ program included meeting with Prof. Dr. Heba Yousef, the First Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Cultural Relationships at the Egyptian State Ministry of Culture, Dr. Ahmad Awad, the Chairman of the General Commission for Cultural Palaces, Prof. Dr. Hesham Azmi, Chairman of the Egyptian National Library and Archives. As Conveyed by Prof. Yousef, her Excellency Dr. Inas Abdeldayim, the State Minister of Culture welcomed and encouraged the reach-out meetings and expressed her gratitude for the initiative.
Moreover, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Islamic Studies and the Faculty of Archaeology and Historic Preservation at the Fayoum University has been signed. The memorandum allows exchange programs for students and faculty, joint-publication and several academic activities. Another meeting was held with Prof. Dr. Muhammed Ma’ruf, the Vice Dean at Suhag University to discuss future-collaboration opportunities.
Anthony Quickel and Hala Ghoname with Dr. Ahmad Awad, the Chairman of the General Commission for Cultural Palaces.
Anthony Quickel, and Hala Ghoname with Prof. Dr. Hesham Azmi, Chairman of the Egyptian National Library and Archives.
Hala Ghoname receiving the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Islamic Studies and the Faculty of Archaeology from Dr. Atef Mansour the Dean of the Faculty of Archaeology at Fayoum University, and the Chairman of the German-Egyptian Islamic Numismatics Center.