WBR 2018

Saad Bolbol

Professor of Geodesy, Faculty of Engineering Shoubra, Benha University, Egypt

Prof. Dr Saad Bolbol is a Professor of Surveying and Geodesy at the Faculty of Engineering, Benha University, Egypt. Prof. Bolbol is an Oxford University and City University London graduate. He has been a full professor since 1995 and has extensive experience in various fields of expertise.



In a nutshell, Prof. Bolbol has previously headed the surveying engineering department for two consecutive terms (6 years), held the post of vice dean (3 years), supervised more than 38 Master of Science degrees and 12 PhDs, been an examiner of over 62 thesis, published 17 research articles and wrote over 250 newspaper articles. Prof. Bolbol authored an internationally published book titled “Handbook of Geodetic Astronomy”, while a second one is being published very soon with the title “Surveying and Geodetic Applications”.

Prof. Bolbol also held several other positions along his years of experience, such as the head of international relations at his university, as well as Head Consultant of the European Union (EU)’s Reform of the Technical, Education, and Vocational Training (TEVT) project for more than 3 years, review chair of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of the Supreme Council of the Higher Education, member of roster of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Air Traffic Control (ATC), consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), director of Engineering Consultant and Studies Centre (ECSC) at the Faculty of Engineering, Benha University (1985-2006), and director of International Office of Engineering Consultants IOEC (1985-2012).

Prof. Bolbol is also a member of International Association of Geodesy (IAG), Member of the National Committee of Quality Assurance of Higher Education Supreme Council of Universities, president of the Quality Assurance & Accreditation Team of Shoubra Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University (2003-2006), Head Consultant of Cairo Utilities Data Centre Management of Utilities Detection for Adebia Harbor, Red Sea Harbor Authorities, Chief Consultant of the Mubarak Pumping Station in Toushka, Head Consultant of Utilities Detection of Greater Cairo Utilities Data Centre (GCUDC) and Qaluobia Detection Data Centre (QDDC) Cairo and Qaluobia Governorates.

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Benha University (BU) traced its roots to the first high school of Agriculture in Egypt, founded in 1911, then as a branch of Zagazig University in 1976. In 2005, BU gained its independence, and ever since, this was achieved by launching a university-wide campaign of faculty and staff training, as well as significant laboratory and infrastructure reform. This campaign is increasing and continuous focusing mainly on enhancing teaching, communication, and research skills, as well as, computer and IT capabilities, and quality assurance and control. Many of these projects were funded by international entities such as the World Bank and the European Union.

BU has around 4,500 faculty and staff members, serving circa 127,000 students. Because of its reputation, BU is increasingly attracting more international students from Arab countries. Recently, BU exerted efforts to raise the meaning of internationalisation. BU is currently collaborating with UK universities via the British Council in Egypt.

BU has 15 colleges; five of which (Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Science, and Agriculture) are equipped with well-established research laboratories and instruments and are engaged in active research at both the national and international levels.

Focusing on the Faculty of Engineering, it was initially the Engineering Division at the Higher Technical Institute in Cairo, founded back in 1961. Later on, it merged with the Faculty of Technology of Helwan University in 1975. A year later, the faculty joined Ein Shams University (one of the largest and oldest universities in Egypt) for merely six months then Benha University (Zagazig previously) from then on and changed its name to Faculty of Engineering in Shoubra. The faculty consists of 8 departments, namely; Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Surveying Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, and Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy.

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Information correct as on 21 July 2018 0808 HRS GMT.



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