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International Project And Education Cooperation Experience With Alexandria University In Egypt

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.645.1 - 6.645.5

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Linda Fontenot-Simmons

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Chu-Chen (C.C.) Chen

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Chu-Chen (C.C.) Chen and Linda Fontenot Simmons Southern University - Baton Rouge, LA


In October 1998, the Foreign Relations Coordination Unit of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt awarded a three (3) year University Linkage Grant, No. 93/02.19, to Southern University in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Through this collaborative effort, these two Universities have explored opportunities for organizing technical workshops and seminars in the United States and in Egypt. Five (5) technical papers co-authored by faculty members from both Universities were presented and published in the United States and Internationally.

Southern University and Alexandria University are proposing to establish a Cooperative Agreement designed to promote higher education in the areas of academic, culture, and personnel exchange. This endeavor will be a mutual benefit in building the cultural competency of both Universities.

Additionally, this paper will highlight experiences that address issues such as, cultural differences, communication skills, project management and other related areas that will enhance a more comprehensive and productive relationship.


This paper is based on the authors’ experience with an International Cooperative Project entitled "Scheduling of Computer-Based Preventive Maintenance in Egypt-ANDSK using Computer Based on-line Monitoring Network" between Southern University in US and Alexandria University in Egypt. This project is funded under the USAID University Linkage II Program with the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt.

This program required that a common research interest exist among the universities within the United States with funding to be divided equally between five Universities. I was surprised that this project was awarded funding within one month after we submitted our research background documents. I was equally surprised that the implementation of this award took place for five years.

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Fontenot-Simmons, L., & Chen, C. C. (2001, June), International Project And Education Cooperation Experience With Alexandria University In Egypt Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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