The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research said on Tuesday that Egypt ranks first in Africa and 11th in the world in terms of the scientific publishing in the water desalination field.
In a statement, the ministry added that Egypt is Africa’s third country in researches published in the field of smart agriculture.
With 250,000 Egyptian researches published internationally, the ministry said that it succeeded in putting the scientific research at the service of the society in many fields.
The ministry pointed out that 135 patents were granted to researchers in myriad domains including avian flu vaccines, production of biodiesel and biojet fuels, genetically enhanced animals and treatment of industrial and agricultural wastewater.
Among the achievements made by the ministry are issuing the first edition of the national strategy for artificial intelligence in cooperation with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology as well as supporting more than 90 technological companies and contributing to the launch of 63 firms operating at local and international markets.
The ministry also pointed out to an initiative launched in partnership between the engineering education and the scientific research sectors to develop the Egyptian industry and qualify a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.