Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) is a research university with the ambition to cultivate an academic environment and become a benchmark for the Egyptian and African countries in education. It was first established as a bilateral agreement project between the Egyptian and Japanese governments in May 2009 and later in 2010 it was ready to accept its first batch of students and make the dream a reality.
Both governments have a strong relation where they both divide the cooperation cohesively to ensure positive results. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) fully supports EJUST by sending their administrative and academic experts for assisting and guiding in the technical and management system of the university, as well as sending academic experts from the Japanese Supporting University Consortium (JSUC) to support in teaching, conduct join research and co-supervising the graduate students. In addition to providing high level technology of machines, equipment and tools for research purposes. As for the Egyptian government, it fully runs the university financially and is administered by Egyptian members for both the academic and administrative staff.
All decisions that govern the university are done through its Board of Trustees (BOT) members whom are composed of 15 prominent figures from Egypt and Japan. They represent stakeholders from the government, academic and industrial field from both countries.
Professor Ahmed El-Gohary has remarkable scientific, academic and administrative achievements in his professional career path. He has exceptional long history of strong collaboration with many African countries, since the mid-90s. The collaboration aimed to implement the capacity building programs for the Sub-Saharan and Nile-Basin African countries, in addition to conducting multi-center African research studies. Prof. El-Gohary has many cooperation experiences with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He initiated many capacity building programs, in cooperation with the JICA, for third world countries entitled: Third Country Programs. The program was successfully implemented in both Suez Canal University (SCU) and Fayoum Universities (FU) under the consultation and supervision from JICA. In addition to establishing many active bilateral agreements between highly ranked Japanese universities when he was in the top management positions in both universities, SCU and FU. For his high caliber expertise, he was requested to become a consultant for curriculum reform for both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Arab Universities (AARU). In addition to being the reviewer for Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ), World Health Organization - Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO-EMRO), Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and last, but not least, Arab Science Technology Foundation (ASTF). Internationally, there were many coordinating and active participates in many European Projects which he was part of such as the Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Tuning Africa, Tuning India projects and the Arab European Leadership Network for Higher Education (ARELEN). As for the academic activities, Prof. El-Gohary has excellent scientific publications in international peer reviewed scientific journals, focused on Virus Hepatitis C infection in Egypt and in Africa jointly published with Japanese scientists. He mentored and assessed many PhD and M.Sc. degrees in the field of Medicine in both Egyptian Universities and other Universities in Africa.