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Egyptian Knowledge Bank

Thursday، 15 August 2019 - 01:15 PM

The Presidency launched on Saturday, November 14, 2015 a project entitled "The Egyptian Data Bank" in a move to build a well-educated society through the provision of human sciences to every Egyptian citizen.

The Egyptian Data Bank is the largest digital library in the world, which includes the world's largest publishing houses, such as Springer-Nature, National Geographic, Discovery, Aassador, Cambridge, Oxford, Britannica, Emerald, Thomson Reuters, as well as dozens of publishers.

These publishers are specialists in the various fields of knowledge ... The Egyptian Data Bank contains scientific periodicals in all fields of knowledge: electronic books and magazines, educational programs for schools and universities, databases for data, search engines, digital libraries for videos and photos, as well as electronic programs in the fields of sports ... etc.

The Egyptian Data Bank has been provided so that all categories of society could benefit from it. The Egyptian Data Bank is the only Egyptian voice to development and global competition in the era of science and knowledge.

Negotiations took place in this regard between the Specialist Council for Education and Scientific Research, and several publishers worldwide according to the request of the President in March 2015.

Agreements were signed on November 12, 2015 to begin immediately in the digital infrastructure of this bank. This technical work should take 8 weeks to launch the site for users.

In addition, the Specialist Council on Education and Scientific Research has begun the formation of a responsible board of directors to develop the strategy for this project and its activities. This team should cooperate with all relevant state institutions in the coordination and rationalization of resources in order to benefit from their experience in this field.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi launched - in his speech on the occasion of Science Day - an initiative adopting dozens of projects in the short, medium and long term.

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