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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria, aspires to implement a landmark honouring the enterprise of science. In light of its mission, the Library of Alexandria has endorsed a science city project by organizing an open, one stage international architectural competition for the comprehensive master plan and conceptual design. The new “Science City” complex will be built on the western edge of Cairo, in the heart of the 6th of October City. This new complex, to be constructed on prime land, calls for inspiring new comprehensive master plan and conceptual design; that will ultimately create the first 21st century science museum, learning and research facility in Egypt.








BioVision Alexandria (BVA) is an international event organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in partnership with the World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision. It is a continuation of the tradition that started in BioVision 1999 in Lyon, France in which BioVision Alexandria Conference was held every even year since 2004. BioVision Alexandria is an important gathering that brings together distinguished speakers and Nobel Laureates from the four corners of the globe through rich discussions that commemorate science and the finest achievements of the human intellect. It includes representatives of the greatest minds in the realms of industry, science, policy-making, media and civil society. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform for exchange of information and dialogue so as to explore the different ways in which life sciences can help meet the challenges facing us in the 21st century; a vital step for global economic development to improve the quality of life for all. BioVision Alexandria aims to increase the participation of developing countries in this important global dialogue. As the BA is a key player in building bridges and fostering dialogue, BioVisionAlexandria presents a unique opportunity for North-South collaborations by bringing in new scientific knowledge to the South.


























The first international Regional Action on Climate Change workshop (RACC Alexandria 2015) from February 22nd to 24th, 2015 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. RACC was first created in 2009 as a satellite workshop to the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum held in Kyoto, Japan Taking the insights developed at the RACC, Japan, RACC Alexandria 2015 aims to gather eminent scientists and practitioners to come together and help local communities solve the underlying climate challenges in Africa and MENA region through sharing their experiences to achieve perceptions, solutions and future goals for the current challenging climate situations. The workshop theme is Climate Change and its Impacts: Sea Level Rise and Desertification in Africa and MENA region.














The workshop introduced students to the basic knowledge they need to read ancient Christian inscriptions from Egypt Whether painted on stone, Ostraca or manuscript colophons. It will survey the different epigraphic genres and standard forms, in both Greek and Coptic languages. Students will learn to read inscriptions by studying important publications and practicing transcriptions from slides. Students will also be learn using basic XML "markup" of inscriptions; to prepare them for entry in electronic -including web-based- databases.


Ils sont nés dans une contrée méditerranéenne et sont partis vivre dans une autre. Arrachés à leur terre comme Ulysse, chassés comme Énée, révoltés comme Rimbaud, expatriés comme Robinson Crusoé, ils incarnent toutes les nuances de l’exil et des émotions qui l’accompagnent : mal du pays et douleur du retour, ivresse de l’inconnu et perte des repères, conquête de la liberté et quête intérieure… A la frontière de l’exil, il y a aussi ceux qui ne regrettent pas le pays qu’ils ont quitté, et ceux qui se sentent étranger dans la patrie qu’ils n’ont pas quittée. C’est là l’histoire aux multiples visages des écrivains réunis à l’occasion de la quatrième édition d’Écrire la Méditerranée : leur histoire personnelle, leur histoire familiale, à coup sûr leur histoire littéraire. L’exil qui est au cœur de ces rencontres est un bateau de papier couvert d’écritures qui dit adieu au port et s’en va vers le large. Ibrahim Abdel Meguid (Égypte), Vassilis Alexakis (Grèce, France), Maram Al-Masri (Syrie), Isabelle Alonso (France), Mohamed El Dahshan (Égypte), Louis Gardel (France), Golo (France), Nedim Gursel (Turquie), Minna Sif (France) et Bahaa Taher (Égypte) dialogueront et échangeront en français et en arabe avec le public, aux côtés du dramaturge et metteur en scène libano-québécois Wajdi Mouawad, invité d’honneur de l’édition. Initié en 2010, Écrire la Méditerranée est un événement proposé par l'Institut français d’Égypte à Alexandrie, la Bibliotheca Alexandrina et le Centre Méditerranéen de Littérature, avec le soutien de la Fondation Anna Lindh, du Sofitel, de l'association Gudran, du Centre d’Études Alexandrines et de l'Ahram Hebdo, et la contribution de l'université d'Alexandrie, de l'université Senghor et du Lycée français d'Alexandrie.

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