EUI’s President: Digital transformation does not mean human dispensation
Prof. Reem Bahgat, President of Egypt University of Informatics, emphasized that
digital transformation does not mean the dispensation of human beings and
labour as perceived by some, but requires training and qualification on the
emerging new jobs and focusing on the concept itself and taking a deep look, we
will find that it is transformation rather than a dispensation.
This came during the main session of this year’s Cairo International Book Fair
held in Plaza1 Hall under the theme “Meet Prof. Reem Bahgat” and moderated by
the prominent media figure Mustafa Al-Menshawi, in the presence of Dr. Ahmed
Bahy El-Din El-Assasi, Chairman of the General Egyptian Book Authority, and
some officials from the authority and the Ministry of Culture and public visitors.
“We have made great achievements in the success path of Egypt University of
Informatics in two years as part of Egypt’s 2030 strategy and the digital
transformation system.” Prof. Reem added that the teaching profession, in
general, and academic teaching in a university, is, from her opinion, one of the
greatest professions. It is the way to prepare a generation capable of excellence
and leading the future.
The President of Egypt University of Informatics also explained during her
session: “A great influence in my working life is my family’s care and their
concern to acquire culture, science and patriotism, which is one of the important
roles of the family, so I emphasize the importance of the parents supporting these
frameworks in their children, as they contribute to making the difference for their
“During my master’s and PhD studies abroad, I realized that we can excel and
succeed like the West, and many Egyptian role models have been able to excel
and shine abroad.” Contrary to the perception of some, and when asked about her
success story, Prof. Reem explained that during her scientific and practical career
here in Egypt, while being a successful woman, she has not experienced any
distinction between men and women in employment throughout her life, Egyptian
and academic society is remarkably open and receptive to women’s participation
and presence as colleagues as well as in leadership positions.
The President of Egypt University of Informatics explained that the university’s
professor is not looking for money. However, (s)he seeks to live a decent life for
himself/herself and his/her family and to ensure a distinct research environment.
The State, represented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific
Research and Scientific Research Funds, have been rececently paying attention to
Egyptian minds abroad and the return of Egyptian ex-pats and supporting them in
providing a suitable environment for scientific research because of the belief in
the importance of them and their ability to contribute in building the future.
Concerning Egypt University of Informatics, Prof. Reem Bahgat said: “All
disciplines at the university are based on the needs of the current and future
labour market, ensuring that our students are enrolled in jobs suited to the
science and training they received once they graduate. We are also very
interested in the creativity and innovation of students, which the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, the Founder of the University,
Prof. Reem Bahgat proceeded: “At Egypt University of Informatics, we offer world-
class specialized academic education and programs through our study of all the
curricula of major international universities. We then derived our curricula in a
sophisticated and prestigious manner, partnering with the world’s most
prestigious top-ranked universities.”
When asked about the role of arts in Egypt, Prof. Bahgat answered that all forms
of arts could elevate the public taste of any country. The Egyptians, in general, are
interested in culture and arts. The Egyptian people in all categories and classes
enjoy literature, culture and arts.
The President of Egypt University of Informatics explained: “We have young
graduates qualified to revolutionize the digital transformation system. The
government has been paying attention for several years to the importance of
digitization and the availability and linking of data in one system. This is why we
emphasize that there is significant development and effort in this sector that can
overcome significant obstacles and facilitate things.
After the end of the session, Dr. Ahmed Bahy El-din El-Assasi, Chairman of the
General Egyptian Book Organization, thanked Prof. Reem Bahgat, saying, “We are
concerned with the content that the book carries, not just the book itself. This
session is an annual activity in that we are keen to make the public aware of the
successful leadership role models who have created a significant impact through
their professional careers, so the seminar of Prof. Reem Bahgat, President of
Egypt University of Informatics, will be in the archives and memory of Egypt.”