Cairo University to cultivate 1 million fruit trees across Egypt



Tue, 08 Oct 2019 - 10:44 GMT


Tue, 08 Oct 2019 - 10:44 GMT

FILE - Cairo University

FILE - Cairo University

CAIRO - 7 October 2019: Cairo University and a telecommunication company will sign on Tuesday a cooperation protocol to launch “Green Egypt” project aimed at cultivating a million fruit trees over four years.

The funding will be secured by the private company while the supervision will be done by the Faculty of Agriculture as its students along with technicians will execute the plan.

Head of Cairo University Mohamed Osman el-Khosht said in September the 110-year-old university has achieved a huge leap in the international rankings in 2019, adding that it succeeded to surpass over 153 universities, according to Shanghai ranking.

Cairo University has exceeded 92 Chinese universities, 33 Japanese universities, 12 Turkish universities, 13 Iranians and 3 Israeli universities, according to the ranking, Khosht said.

Cairo University jumped 100 ranks to occupy a place in the 301-400-category in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of Shanghai Ranking.

In the same context, Ain Shams and Alexandria universities were ranked in the 701-800 category, followed by Mansoura University which was placed in the 801-900 category.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.

It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one.

This classification, which started in 2003, is considered the most difficult, most famous and strongest in the international classifications in terms of strict criteria that depend on scientific research published internationally.



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