Throughout the last week, Heliopolis University welcomed the new students who joined its five faculties. The orientation days started with a welcoming speech by Mr. Helmy Abouleish, the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He introduced how Heliopolis University is unique with its approach to education supported by the concepts and principles of sustainable development and how it emerged from a 40-year initiative that is SEKEM. He encouraged the new students to have their own vision and dreams and always come up with new ideas, as present ideas cannot solve future problems.
The University President, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Yousri Hashem, also welcomed the new students to HU family. He stated that one of the main objectives that students should seek besides achieving their goals is to make a valuable contribution to their society and to the world at large.
The Deans also introduced their faculties to the new students and briefed them about the academic programs provided, credit hours required, scientific departments, staff members, etc. The Deans are: Prof. Dr. Rasha El-Kholy, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Gouda Kamel, Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology, Dr. Omar Ramzy, Faculty of Business and Economics, and Prof. Dr. Hala Ezz El Dein, Faculty of Physical Therapy.
The students were also introduced to the Quality Assurance Unit through Dr. Ahmed Abulsoud, the Unit Head. He discussed the concepts of education quality assurance and how it is important that the university faculties be accredited through the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation for Education (NAQAA). Accreditation means students will receive accredited quality education and consequently get more job opportunities. He encouraged students to interact with their professors and also join internships and summer trainings. They should always be positive and continuously evaluate the education they receive.
The Head of the Core Program, Dr. Ahmed Ghobashi also met the students and pointed out the main objectives of the Core Program and how it helps students to discover their inner capabilities and unlock their potentials.
Gihan Hamza introduced the code of conduct and Essam Said, the Information Technology Manger, presented the university systems that were developed to help students register their academic courses and get its material uploaded by the staff members.
Ahmed Maher together with members of HU Student Union had a light and active session where they introduced the student activities. The students union mainly aims at building humans through various activities like trips, arts, sports, and scientific and cultural activities. They invited students to start recognizing their own abilities and talents.
At last, the students joined a tour through the campus building and facilities and then they registered their academic courses.