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The Center of Excellence for Energy is funded by USAID with the support of the American people with a goal to advance Egypt’s energy transition to aid the country in reaching its target of utilizing 42% renewable energy by 2035. Operated by Arizona State University in conjunction with three partner universities in Egypt: Ain Shams University, Mansoura University, and Aswan University, as well as government and industry partners, the center aims to improve the capacity of Egypt’s higher education institutions to drive innovation, modernization, and competition in the energy sector as well as strengthening government policy to stimulate economic growth and address Egypt’s energy challenges.

Center activities include:

  • Developing energy degree programs and courses, conducting training on innovative teaching methods, offering professional certification programs and training courses
  • Building out state-of-the-art laboratory spaces for teaching and advancing innovative research
  • Providing funding and fostering opportunities for binational research projects
  • Establishing exchange and internship programs
  • Creating an economically sustainable Technology Center to provide long-term support for the center by offering fee-based services.

Work area: Education and youthEnergy

Region: Middle East

Country: Egypt

Award amount: $22 million

Date: 2021-2026

Implementing partner(s): Ain Shams University, Aswan University, Mansoura University

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