Cooperation agreement between ITIDA, Ottawa University
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Ambassador of Egypt to Canada, Ahmed Abu Zeid, participated on Wednesday March 17, 2021 in the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ottawa University.
This comes in the framework of implementing the Digital Egypt Builders Initiative, in the presence of Dr. Amr Talaat, Egyptian Minister of ICT, and Dr. Jacques Fremont, President, and Vice-Chancellor of Ottawa University.
This cooperation agreement, the first of its kind signed by the Ministry of Communications and Communications Technology with top universities in the world within the framework of the Building a Digital Egypt initiative, sets the path for implementing an academic program in postgraduate studies for more than 300 Egyptian students over a period of three years to acquire Master’s Degree in electrical and computer engineering, in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, and the Internet of things (IOT), and robotics.
Launched in September 2020, DEBI is a free scholarship, offered to 1,000 young people from different governorates, who are top graduates at the Egyptian public universities, classes of 2016-2020. Applicants must have completed their study at the Faculties of Engineering, Departments of Computer Engineering, Electronics, Communications, or Medical Engineering, or Faculties of Computers and Information, or Faculties of Science, Department of Mathematics, Computer major.
Participants are selected according to certain admission criteria, with the study course lasting one full year. DEBI graduates are granted a professional Master’s degree from a top-notch university, in an ICT- related area, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science; cybersecurity; robotics and automation; and digital arts. This is in addition to training certificates provided by major technology companies, a certificate in leadership and administration skills, and a certificate in English language.
The University of Ottawa is one of the top research universities in Canada and is a national leading institution in research related to applied AI, Machine Learning (ML), data science, IoT and robotics. The University occupies an advanced position in developing Responsible AI tools, through research, training and innovation.
The University of Ottawa has placed 145th in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education ranking. It is also ranked #192 in Best Global Universities and #8 in Best Global Universities in Canada, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings.
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa was formed in 1997 by the merger of the Department of Computer Science and of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. EECS is a research institute that provides learning opportunities in areas related to computing, computers and communications. The interdisciplinary School combines four cutting-edge disciplines: electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, and computer science.
EECS offers an online Master’s degree in engineering; this is a 27-credit-hour program that is completed in a year, in three semesters. The Master of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering program comprises two tracks, with each student choosing one to study. Tracks are AI and Data Science, and IoT and Robotics.