Siemens Healthineers and Cairo University Agree on MoU to Launch a Sustainable Program for Training and Experiences Exchange in Biomedical Engineering

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Published August 5th, 2022 - 07:55 GMT
Siemens Healthineers and Cairo University Agree on MoU to Launch a Sustainable Program for Training and Experiences Exchange in Biomedical Engineering
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Siemens Healthineers, a global leader in medical services technology, announced the agreement of a scientific Memorandum of Understanding with the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt.

Siemens Healthineers, a global leader in medical services technology, announced the agreement of a scientific Memorandum of Understanding with the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. The memorandum intends to facilitate the exchange of scientific experiences between the two parties through the launch of a program that links theoretical knowledge transfer with practical applications. The agreement also specifies the training of students of the Biomedical Engineering and Systems Department on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies, including radiology, cardiac catheterization, mammography, ultrasound and MRI. As part of the comprehensive training program, the students will gain knowledge of the latest learning concepts and most advanced methods and techniques related to medical imaging equipment and applications. The memorandum is part of the ongoing cooperation between Cairo University and Siemens Healthineers to train and refine skills and practical experiences of biomedical engineering students.

“We are pleased to reinforce our continued cooperation and strong relationship with Cairo University, one of the most important academic and scientific edifices in Egypt and the Arab region,” said Michael Schmermer, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers in Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan and Libya. “Over the past four years, Siemens Healthineers has facilitated the training of around 100 students in the University's Biomedical Engineering and Systems Department on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic imaging systems. Launching this agreement affirms our substantial relationship with Cairo University which we are proud of, and we will strive to develop its capabilities at all levels.”

The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Hossam Abdel Fattah, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University; Prof. Dr. Randa Abdelkareem, Vice Dean for Environmental Affairs and Community Service, Prof. Emad Elsherbiny,  Vice Dean for Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Morsy, Head of Biomedical Engineering and Systems Department, Faculty of Engineering Cairo University; and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ehab Mahmoud, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Dr. Sherine El-Metwally, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; in addition to Michael Schmermer, General Manager of Siemens Healthineers in Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan and Libya; Tarek Al-Sheikh, Head of Sales and KAM, Siemens Healthineers, Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan and Libya; Asser El-Zorba, Country Head of Finance Siemens Healthineers, Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan and Libya; Amr El-Ghorab - Head of Customer Service at Siemens Healthineers Egypt; Tarek El-Ashraf, Head of the Siemens Healthineers Academy, and other members of the Executive Management of Siemens Healthineers were present.

“There is no doubt that education is one of the most effective ways to enhance long-term economic development. We are keen to cooperate with private sector companies to ensure that our youth are prepared for the markets of the future,” said Prof. ADr. Hossam Abdel Fattah, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, “Siemens Healthineers has been a strong partner for a long time, and today we are thrilled to deepen this partnership.”

 “This agreement will enable our engineering students to be trained on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic imaging applications and solutions. The world is changing rapidly through technology, so we need to prepare our future generations and arm them with the necessary technological skills and tools to support our ability to compete globally and bridge the gap between curricula and the labor market”, added Prof. Ahmed Morsy, Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Systems at Cairo University.

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Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role.

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