SWOT Analysis The Arab Academy for Science and Technology Dr. Amal Asfour
Hussein Mowafak Hussein Sadek
About The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) establishing as institution for maritime transport on 11th of March, 1970. The Arab League's Council commissioned the Arab Republic of Egypt, on behalf of all the Arab countries, to ask for a technical aid from the United Nations' organizations specialized in the field of maritime transport. By the end of 1971, the United Nations delegated a joint committee of its concerned organizations to study the region's need for this project. It highlighted the necessity of founding a regional institute for maritime training and also of providing adequate aid for it. Moreover, after visiting many of the region's countries, the committee chose the city of Alexandria, known for its great cultural legacy, as a location because of its important geographical location, which is in the middle of the whole Arab region, as well as the abundance of the qualified personnel available. The AASTMT started its activity in a temporary location in Alexandria on 28th of February, 1972. Indeed, the Arab Republic of Egypt has fulfilled its obligation in conformity with the eighth item in the project's document that specifies the governments' contributions. Egypt provided the following: 1- The 140-acre land in Abu-Kir, Alexandria, as the AASTMT's first location. 2- The furniture, supplies and training equipment which are not provided by the United Nations Development Program. 3- The sailing boats, life boats and launches for training on the use of radars. 4- The training ship "Aida 3", whenever needed.
5- The special supplies for transportation like buses for students and staff members. In1974 in the Arab League premises, the Arab countries' representatives signed the agreement of establishing the Arab Academy for Maritime Transport, an agreement which specifies the participant Arab countries obligations for the project. In 1992, the AASTMT was granted the most modern training ship, "Aida 4", this achievement on the part of the AASTMT has contributed to the ARE's achievement in the field of supporting maritime education and training. In 1994 the AASTMT expands in the fields of engineering and management sprouting from its belief in providing good educational services depending on its strengths as well as its Arab and international reputation in devotion. In 1995 the AASTMT was awarded the most modern simulator in the world from the USA administration. At this stage, the AASTMT has become capable of occupying an eminent position on the international level and of exceeding regional horizons to international ones because of owning the best training vessel, the most modern simulator in addition to offering a number of scholarships that have exceeded 120,000 scholarships at that time for students from 58 countries In addition, in October 1996, after surviving all the difficulties and fighting all the battles, and after having such secure position in the fields of engineering and business science and technology, it has become important that the AASTMT invest its achievement in the area of maritime transport to modify its title from: "The Arab Academy for Science and Technology: A university specialized in maritime transport." to "The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport" (AASTMT). Vision and Mission
To be one of the leading, specialized and effective organizations in the Middle East area in the fields of education, training and consulting. Mission