Professor Chang's academic exchange in Egypt opens up dialogue
Cairo University of Egypt earlier this month. The trip gave him the opportunity to learn about geographic, economic, religious, social and cultural aspects of the country.Professor H K Chang, University President, returned from a short academic exchange to
Egypt, situated in the northeastern part of Africa, belongs to one of the four ancient civilizations and it is the most important country of the Arab world. Egyptian history and culture still have an immense impact on modern civilization.
During his exchange, Professor Chang met President Ali Abdel Rahman of Cairo University, and several senior members of faculty there. They introduced Professor Chang to several leading Egyptian intellectuals and scholars and the two universities expressed interest in developing future collaborations. The trip also provided Professor Chang with useful resources for his plan to launch a pioneering general education course, “Dialogue of Civilizations”, at CityU.
Professor Chang also found time to visit two other universities in Egypt during his trip, and he met up with eight
On the first day of 2006, Professor Chang shared with readers his thoughts and reflections on