Ottawa University to offer Egyptians electrical, computer engineering Master’s programme

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the University of Ottawa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer a Master’s degree programme in electrical and computer engineering.

The MoU’s signing was witnessed by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat. The programme will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and data science, the Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics.

The Egyptian-Canadian collaboration comes as part of the “Digital Egypt Builders” initiative, which aims to develop the capabilities of outstanding graduates from Egypt’s Faculties of Engineering, Computers, and Information.

It will serve to refine their skills with science and practical experience, through an integrated educational and training programme that qualifies them to implement projects under the “Digital Egypt” initiative. The degree programme will also work to enhance their competitiveness in the local and global labour markets.

In a press statement on Saturday, Talaat

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Ottawa expected to make broadband internet announcement today

a large tall tower with a cloudy blue sky: The Liberal government has been promising to do something to approve broadband internet service in rural areas.

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The Liberal government has been promising to do something to approve broadband internet service in rural areas.

The Liberal government is set to make an announcement today about their long-promised plan to expand high-speed broadband access to rural Canada.

The announcement comes as more Canadians find themselves living online while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to make the announcement at 10 a.m. ET along with Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, Rural Economic Development Maryam Monsef, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna and Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez.

It will be followed by a technical briefing for reporters about the government’s “efforts to support high-speed internet access for Canadians in rural and remote communities.”

The Liberal government made a promise to improve access last year on the campaign trail and Monsef promised to hasten those plans in response to the pandemic.


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