EPITA Announces the Signature of Letter of Intent with Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for Collaboration in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
EPITA is pleased to announce the signature of a Letter of Intent with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt (MCIT), on 23 September 2019 in Paris, regarding the collaboration in the areas of Information Technology education, especially Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Both parties believe in the prevalent and decisive role the information and communication technology perform in the future society. Cultivating talents and equipping the youth with the knowledge of this field is therefore of paramount importance.
Preceded with the welcome speech of Dr. Joël Courtois, the Managing Director of EPITA, and the opening speech of H.E. Dr. Amr S. Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the discussion aimed to explore the potential for co-operation on double degree programs and short courses, staff exchange, in-service training for teachers etc. The mode of delivery would either be traditional place-based, or blended learning, or both.
During the discussion, the Director of International Programs, Mr. Rabih Haddad, shared his experience in the development of international programs. His sharing shed lights on how to provide quality education to Egyptian data scientists, machine learning engineers etc. Attention was particularly drawn to the disciplines of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Satisfied with the fruitful discussion, the EPITA and the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (representatives listed as follows) have signed a letter of intent, indicating their mutual interest in promoting joint educational collaboration.
Representatives of MCIT
- E. Dr. Amr S. Talaat, Minister of ICT in Egypt
- Hala El Gohary, CEO of IT Industry Development Agency
- Hossam El Gamal, Deputy Minister for Telecommunications
- Sally Radwan, Advisor to Minister for Artificial Intelligence
- Ehab Sadek, Advisor to Minister for Public Relations
- Mohamed Hanafy, Head of Media Department
- Moataz Taha, Director of Minister’s Office
- Counselor Amr Abdallah, Embassy of Egypt in France
- Ms. Samah Aziz, Deputy Director of International Relations
EPITA looks forward to collaborating with Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to prepare the youth in Egypt for future challenges.