Cairo University Announces Partnership with 1001 Inventions


Cairo University joins 1001 Inventions partners in Egypt 

Cairo, 14th May 2015: Cairo University, one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Egypt and the global 1001 Inventions organisation have announced a four-year partnership agreement. The partnership is part of a National Educational Programme in Egypt to raise awareness and celebrate the unappreciated history of science and technology in Muslim Civilisation.

1001 Inventions and Cairo University have agreed to work together on a series of initiatives, based around the award-winning educational work of 1001 Inventions, to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math and build their capacity towards building a better future for the country.

Professor Hamed Eed, Director of the Science Heritage Center at Cairo University, said:

Through this fruitful collaboration with 1001 Inventions, we will develop strategies to inspire our students to engage in the knowledge economy and pursue careers in science, engineering and the arts in the future. The legacy of Arab and Muslim Civilisation is a living and vibrant source of inspiring role models for young people. Our aim is to instil a sense of pride in our science heritage, and spark young people’s interest in science."


(Front Row: Left to right) Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions, Professor Gamal Abdul-Nasser, Vice President of Cairo University for Community Services and Environment Development Affairs, Professor Hamed Ead, Director of Science Heritage Center at Cairo University.

Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions, said:

1001 Inventions is privileged to be working with Cairo University. The Egyptian nation has played a significant role in the development and preservation of knowledge throughout history. It has served as the home and the inspiration for some of the greatest minds of all time, who’ve had a huge but underappreciated impact on the way we live our lives today. 1001 Inventions brings to life the stories of those astounding and extraordinary individuals, and as a result inspires young people to pursue careers in science and technology and creating Egyptian solutions to 21st century challenges."

The four-year collaboration will include facilitating student participating at the activities of the 1001 Inventions National Educational Programme for Egypt, as well as participation in the development of educational materials, lecture series, workshops and student competitions.

The National Educational Programme for Egypt was announced in November 2014 by Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab. Cairo University joins the Library of Alexandria, 1001 Inventions Knowledge Partner, thus providing further strength to the consortium of partners that will work together to deliver a successful educational programme in Egypt through touring interactive exhibitions, hands-on workshops, educational films, live science shows and teaching resources.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and government officials welcome Ahmed Salim (Director 1001 Inventions) and 1001 Inventions delegation to Egypt

(Left to right) Eng. Hoda S. Elmikaty, Head of Cultural Outreach Sector in Library of Alexandria and Dr Ismail Serageldin, Director of Library of Alexandria and Ahmed Salim, Producer and Director of 1001 Inventions and Hanan Dowidar, Senior Advisor of 1001 Inventions and Ayman Elsayed, Acting Director of Planetarium Science Center (Library of Alexandria)

1001 Inventions is the world’s leading brand highlighting the history of science and technology in Muslim Civilisation, and has partnered with numerous international organisations including UNESCO, National Geographic and science museums in both hemispheres. 1001 Inventions is a British non-profit organisation that has received praise and support from governments and heads of state throughout the world.

Cairo University is a public university in Giza, Egypt. It was founded on 21 December 1908. It is the second oldest institution of higher education in Egypt, notwithstanding the pre-existing higher professional schools that later became constituent colleges of the university, after Al Azhar University. The University currently enrolls approximately 155,000 students in 22 faculties. It counts three Nobel Laureates among its graduates and is one of the 50 largest institutions of higher education in the world by enrollment.

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