Egypt achieves progress in scientific research: Scientific Research Min.
CAIRO – 3 March 2019: Egypt has achieved a significant progress in scientific research as its international rank has risen to 35th in 2017-18 after it was at the 37th place in 2015-16, a representative of the Ministry of Scientific Research, Mohamed Maher, has said.
During a Sunday meeting to discuss Egypt’s strategy for 2030, Maher said that Egypt currently owns 350 research institutes in various ministries and institutions, with 11 research centers affiliated with the Ministry of Scientific Research and a total budget of LE3 billion.
The meeting was attended by parliament members as well as officials and representatives from several ministries.
Maher further added that these research centers have so far introduced around 120 scientific innovations in different fields, pointing out that a bill that was recently ratified by the Parliament regarding incentives to science and education in Egypt will make researches and innovations more able to be applied in reality.
Moreover, Parliamentarian Sylvia Nabil, head of the Subcommittee of the Committee on Economy and Budget in the Parliament, stressed the importance of adhering to the state vision for 2030.
Egypt is also currently in the 95th place in the Global Innovation Index. It intends to reach the 85th place by 2020.