Scholarships for Egypt's Future Engineers
January 26, 2017
Since the 1960s, Honeywell has been the leading licensor of refining and petrochemical process technologies to companies in Egypt. In 1998, Honeywell established an office to serve the country's refining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, and power generation industries.Now Honeywell is investing in training the next generation of engineering talent. Honeywell will award scholarships to half a dozen chemical engineering students at the University of Cairo. At the end of the academic year, two of the students will continue their education with internships at Honeywell sites in Chicago and Houston.“We greatly appreciate Honeywell's investment in our students and in our chemical engineering program,” said Prof. Dr. Fatma Ashour, Chairperson of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Cairo. “This training provides invaluable experience, and we look forward to expanding this program in the future.”Egypt has more than 60 public and private universities, including Al-Azhar University, one of the oldest universities in the world. According to World Education News & Reviews, there were more than 2.6 million post-secondary students in the country in 2010.Honeywell has extensive partnerships with Egyptian refinery companies and provides a multitude of technologies such as automation controls, integrated safety and security, process optimization diagnostics and smart field instrumentation.“Developing the next generation of scientific and research talent in Egypt is critical to both Honeywell and its customers,” said Jim Rekoske, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell UOP. “It is our pleasure to contribute to the advancement of Egypt's oil refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries by providing these training opportunities.”In addition to Egypt, Honeywell has played a leading role in introducing new technology in the broader Middle East region.