Honeywell UOP awards scholarships to engineering students from Cairo University

Honeywell UOP awards scholarships to engineering students from Cairo University
Published: 9 January 2019 - 7 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

Honeywell awarded scholarships to four chemical engineering students from Cairo University as a part of its ongoing commitment to develop and support young engineering talent in Egypt.

The annual scholarship programme, which commenced in 2016, is part of Honeywell’s investment in nurturing engineering talent in Egypt.

“The recognition we have earned through the Honeywell UOP scholarship and internship programme is a testament to the education we provide at Cairo University,” said Professor Ehab Abadir, head of Cairo University’s chemical engineering department.

“We are very pleased with the Honeywell UOP initiative in the field of engineering with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry, enabling our students to learn about the industry in the Middle East as a whole.We look forward to further enhancing the Honeywell – Cairo University relationship in our future endeavours.”

In addition to the scholarship, the four students will compete for a seven-week internship placement programme in the United States at Honeywell’s Research and Development Center near Chicago.

“Honeywell is committed to developing young talent in the engineering field in Egypt, and through our ongoing collaboration with Cairo University, we are able to recognise excellent academic potential,” said Khaled Hashem, president for Honeywell in Egypt and Libya.

“With the oil and gas industry advancing rapidly, it is now vital to equip the younger generation with knowledge of the technological disruptions impacting the industry.Initiatives like the Honeywell UOP scholarship programme invests in the next generation of the country’s science talent, which will benefit our refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries for years to come.”

The students received this scholarship at a ceremony in Cairo University. Honeywell has a 50-year track record of working on many of Egypt’s most significant energy and infrastructure projects. The company’s vast technology portfolio spans across refining and petrochemical technologies, catalysts, process and control systems, renewable fuels and chemicals and specialty materials.

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