Project coordinators of various DAAD funding programs during the meeting in Zamalek.

The DAAD Cairo Office has hosted a meeting for projects coordinators’ of various DAAD funding programs on the 23rd of February 2016 at its premises in Zamalek. The aim of this meeting was to explore projects from different study fields and disciplines and to exchange knowledge and experiences practiced in each project.

About 40 running projects within the framework of the Egyptian-German DAAD partnership were presented in the meeting. Each program coordinator has showed the marketing tools for his project, e.g. through university or faculty websites, social media, conferences and the opportunity provided by DAAD to use its own marketing channels such as the newsletter, website, Facebook, etc. In addition, further DAAD and other funding sources were discussed and each program has presented its upcoming events and future plans.

From its side, DAAD will assured its continuous support for these projects throughout different levels; by visiting these projects where is possible, disseminate the information on a wider platform, furthermore, DAAD will provide these programs with capacity building through its "DAAD Kairo Akademie" in reserved modules on project marketing, project management and others as well as by active networking.

The event was followed by a podium discussion under the title "Cross Cultural Perceptions on scientific objects: considering the examples of Water and human Body". The guest speakers were Prof. Dr. Abdel Meguid Kassem, Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Department at Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University and Dr. Markus Steinmayr from Centre for Higher Education Development and Quality Enhancement (CHEDQE) at Duisburg-Essen University. Dr. Rasha Sharaf from Helwan University moderated the discussion.

The discussion was part of the series "Dialogue on Social Innovation" which is jointly organized by the Cairo offices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Freie Universität Berlin and the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB).