Prof. Dr. Abdel Nasser Sengab, Vice President for Graduate Studies, opened Egyptian Knowledge Bank workshop at the Faculty of Business. The opening ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. Khaled Kadri, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Prof. Dr. Hayam Wahba, undersecretary of the Faculty of Business, Dr. Islam Hegazi, Director of the Office of Information Technology, and Dr. Hani Shaker, Director of the Digital Library.
For his part, Prof. Dr. Khaled Kadri said the workshop of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Abdel Nasser Sengab at the University and the Faculty of Graduate Studies under the auspices of the President of the University, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini.
He pointed out that the workshop included a thorough explanation about the services of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and the developments in it and the researchers' use of the knowledge bank website.
He pointed out that the number of attendees of the workshop increased significantly this year, pointing out that the number of attendees who registered in the workshop during the last year reached 700 researchers, while the number of attendees today to 1400 researchers, which means doubling the number of people interested in the knowledge bank and scientific services it provides.
Prof. Dr. Khaled Kadri pointed to the importance of a knowledge bank and the transfer of information and facilitate access to researchers, as it shows the interest of researchers at the University and the Faculty of Commerce in particular the services provided.
He pointed out that the workshop presented a range of applications related to the Knowledge Bank, such as Endnotes.
The Dean of the Faculty of Business stressed the importance of such workshops in raising the university's classification, indicating the progress of Ain Shams University in the indicators of international classification of universities.
For his part, Mr. Mahmoud Daoud, the training and development coordinator of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, praised the excellent organization of the workshop and its introduction, pointing out that during the past three years, the number of attendees did not exceed 15 researchers, and then the interest began to increase gradually, reaching more than 300 researchers. Last year it reached 700, and today there are 1,400 researchers.
Mahmoud pointed out that there is great support from the Vice President of Graduate Studies and Research for the Knowledge Bank, both during public and specialized workshops.
He explained that the Egyptian Knowledge Bank organized workshops in various universities, and Ain Shams University, which is witnessing the organization of the workshop today is the 12th university among the Egyptian universities, stressing the continuation of workshops in various universities until the end of December, will also cover all applications for colleges of Egyptian Universities, which called for intensive and specialized workshops to be held during the second semester.
Daoud pointed out that specialized representatives in all the international publishing houses participating in the Egyptian Knowledge Bank are present in these workshops.
The knowledge and training coordinator of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank confirmed that the sources of information in the Egyptian Knowledge Bank are increasing, and that the indicators of downloading and downloading information from the Egyptian Knowledge Bank are increasing, exceeding 152 million transactions over the past four years.
He pointed to the increase in the number of Egyptian universities ranked in the global ranking indicators, which increased from 4 Egyptian universities to 20 universities this year, and that the Egyptian scientific publishing in the world seemed more influential, where Clarifit Analatics Company in its latest statistics that the highest growth rate in Intellectual production worldwide was in Pakistan and Egypt.
In a related context, Dr. Islam Hegazy, Director of the Information Technology Office at Ain Shams University, said that the workshop of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank is important for researchers and faculty members of the university, as a means to familiarize researchers with the services provided by the Knowledge Bank.
Over the past four years, the number of researchers interested in attending the Knowledge Bank workshop has increased to 1400 so far, which indicates the extent to which researchers know the importance of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and its services.
Dr. Hegazi said that officials at the Knowledge Bank pointed out that Ain Shams University is one of the distinguished universities in terms of benefiting from the services of the Knowledge Bank and with regard to the knowledge of the services of the Knowledge Bank.
He stressed the need to take advantage of the services of the Knowledge Bank, as it provides access to the latest research and scientific product in the world in various fields for free, and the publication of research in a joint scientific publication in the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, this provides the possibility to benefit from research the world.
For her part, researcher Fatima Ayman Abbas, praised the coordination of the workshop and organization compared to last year, pointing to the large number of researchers interested in attending the workshop, and noted that the knowledge bank provides valuable information.
The researcher, Samar Khalid, pointed out that the knowledge bank workshop is one of the important workshops as it provides information on how to enter the knowledge bank, in addition to easy access to the required data and information, praising the appropriate organization during this year compared to previous years.