Cairo University President Dr.Mohamed Osman Elkhosht - file
CAIRO - 11 June 2019: President of the University of Cairo Mohamed Othman al-Khosht told Egypt Today that the total number of research projects funded jointly by the university and other entities is 38.
Khost said on Tuesday that eight projects are funded in collaboration with the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, 12 are financed in cooperation with the European Union, and 18 are sponsored in partnership with Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF).
The Cairo University’s president clarified that there is a target to increase funding for scientific research by 100 percent and to direct financing to applied research needed in vital sectors for the country, such as water, renewable energy, medicine, and agriculture.
Egypt ranked 35th among 233 countries in academic paper submissions in 2018, rising three places compared to the previous year, according to SCImago Journal & Country Rank.
The number of submissions by Egyptian researchers recorded 22,018 with an increase of 17.2 percent, while the amount of citable documents is 20,074. The academic works included a total of 13,995 citations, and 4,257 self-citations.
Egyptian research projects compose 1.3 percent and 12.9 percent of papers submitted to the top 1 percent and 10 percent of the world’s academic journals, respectively. Egypt is among the top 10 percent of countries in submissions in the fields of toxins and treatment, pharmaceuticals, and drug discovery. Egypt is among the top 15 percent of countries in submissions in 20 fields, and among the top 20 percent of countries in submissions in 40 fields.
The highest numbers of submissions in 2017 and 2018 are in the fields of medical sciences (5,867), engineering sciences (3,544), and chemistry (2,760).