In 2006, the Egyptian Ministry for Scientific Research has embarked on an ambitious exercise to overhaul Science and Technology (S&T) activities in Egypt. In the course of the year 2007, the outputs of that exercise were a complete restructuring of the S&T governance and management model in Egypt, in addition to the creation of the Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST), and the Science and Technological Development Fund (STDF).
The Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) has stimulated the Egyptian scientific society by funding distinguished research papers and establishing scientific partnerships with scientists from many advanced countries in order to keep track of quickly advancing technology, and be open to different societies, as well as, new economic unions, compete on the international arena, link scientific research to technological development and cooperate with civil society institutions to activate their role in the integrated scientific research system.
Thus, it is crucial to continue executing serious, ambitious plans and programs so as to boost the scientific research drive. This will be positively reflected on national economy and societal development.
STI system in Egypt comprises
Higher Council of Science and Technology (HCST),
Ministry of Scientific Research (MOSR),
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT),
Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF),
Research Institutions and Universities