Egyptian universities are joining forces with MIT in the US to address some of the country’s most pressing energy needs. MIT professor Ahmed Ghoniem1 tells Nature Middle East what the project involves.

Ahmed F. Ghoniem

Ahmed Ghoniem, the Ronald C. Crane Professor in MIT’s department of mechanical engineering, will be co-leading the Center of Excellence in Energy with fellow MIT professor Daniel Frey.
Egypt has a long tradition of strong academic institutions, arguably some of the world’s oldest. Recently, the country has faced significant challenges in energy and other vital sectors, such as agriculture and water. Research universities in the USA have been at the forefront of invention and strategy to address such challenges, using interdisciplinary and integrated research and educational programmes. 

Now, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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