Prof. Hany Helal, Former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Arab Republic of Egypt
Prof. Hany Helal is a Professor of Rock Mechanics and Engineering at Cairo Faculty of Engineering. He is an expert in Higher Education Reform, Science & Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has a long experience in international cooperation and cultural heritage. He is the President of Senghor University in Alexandria and the Secretary General of the Steering Committee of Egypt-Japan Education Partnership (EJEP). He used to be the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He was appointed the Secretary General of the Education Development Fund and worked as the Egyptian Cultural and Scientific Counselor in France, Belgium and Switzerland. He was the National TEMPUS Coordinator (EU Higher Education Enhancement program). He acted as UNESCO Consultant / Administrative Director, International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Sciences and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME). He served as a Program Specialist Earth Sciences, UNESCO Cairo Office.