E-JUST students have won first place in an international competition.
Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Education, E-JUST, announced that a team from the university students won first place in the second phase of the International Hult Prize Competition in entrepreneurship.
Students Maryam Ayman, Esraa Samir, Marwan Ahmed and Mohamed el-Sayed were in the team in competition with forty-four others from universities worldwide.
The Hult Prize is the world’s largest social impact competition. Run in partnership with the United Nations, student teams come together to compete to solve a pressing social issue by developing a scalable, sustainable social enterprise.
Prof. Sameh added that the university is keen to provide all support to students in order to encourage their involvement in cultural and scientific activities and participate in international competitions by creating a suitable environment for them to excel and be creative. He praised the scientific excellence and brilliance of the team participating in the competition and congratulated them on this achievement.
Prof. Hatem Mahmoud, supervisor of student activities at the E-JUST, said the Hult Prize International Entrepreneurship Competition takes place in several stages.
The first stage is at universities from different countries, and the second in cities around the world, such as Cairo, Paris and Beirut, and the third stage is in Boston in the United States of America or in The United Kingdom.
This stage is the penultimate, from which 6 winners will be put forward to present their project at the United Nations and win the $1million prize. He added that the Changemakers team from E-JUST managed to win first place in the second stage held in Beirut (Beirut Impact Summit) out of 44 teams from different countries and universities around the world.
Mahmoud noted that the university’s team is the second team from Egypt to qualify for this stage.
E-JUST’s team is considered one of the few teams that reached this stage in Egypt since the first initiation of the competition 11 years ago