Cairo University won 1st and 14th places in International Urban Farm 2022 competition



Mon, 11 Apr 2022 - 11:22 GMT


Mon, 11 Apr 2022 - 11:22 GMT

Cairo University - File photo

Cairo University - File photo

CAIRO – 11 April 2022: Two teams of students from the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University have won the first and fourth prizes in the grand finale of the international student challenge Urban Farm 2022.


The annual competition aims to find the most sustainable environmental strategy by integrating a wide range of disciplines from agriculture to economics, engineering and social sciences.


This year, student teams presented their urban agriculture project proposals for the European cities of Stockholm (Sweden) and Bologna (Italy).


The fourth edition of the competition was organized by the University of Bologna, in cooperation with a number of European universities and research centers.


President of Cairo University Dr. Muhammad Al-Khosht congratulated the students who won the competition in the first and fourth places, stressing the excellence of the students and their ability to participate effectively and honorably in local and international competitions in various fields.


He explained that the two teams of the Faculty of Engineering participated with two innovative projects in the field of urban agriculture to develop a central park site in the city of Bologna. One of the projects sought to transform the site of one of Bologna's largest parks into a smart site that achieves the goals of sustainable development, while the other team, presented an innovative project called Entoloop.


For his part, Dr. Hossam Abdel-Fattah, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, said that the competition contributes to solving the current problems of cities, facing the increase in the urban population, and making applications for green urban agriculture in a sustainable and smart architectural style in line with the latest systems and technology, and making cities more sustainable. To confront climate change and promote economic growth.


The competition included: 22 teams, 10 of which reached the final stage, representing 18 international universities from 15 countries, including: Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, and Brazil qualified for the final stage. , India, Russia, Mexico, Tanzania, Vietnam, Pakistan and Turkey, in addition to Egypt.


Mohsen Abul-Naga, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Development and supervisor of the Cairo Engineering Student Teams, said that the two winning teams of the Faculty of Engineering received encouragement and full support from the president of the university, and were able to achieve an honorable victory for Egypt and the university.


The first team included students (Rana Samir, Lamia Jamal, and Abdul Rahman Abdullah), and the second team included students (Nourin Karrar, Aya Al-Markabi, and Amira Sayed).




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