The first higher institute in Egypt to join the Association of African Universities. The Alexandria Higher Institute of Engineering and Technology succeeded in joining the Association of African Universities, becoming the first Egyptian higher institute to obtain membership in the Union after the approval of the Union’s Board of Directors at its last session. The Association of African Universities (AAU) dates back to 1970, and includes more than 380 universities in 46 African countries, including 20 Egyptian universities. The Union has headquarters in Ghana, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, and the United States of America. The Union aims to be a continental platform for the Union’s member universities that provides them with meeting, communication, exchange of knowledge, and exchange of educational and research experiences. Professor Dr. Mustafa Nasr, Dean of the Institute, expressed his happiness with this achievement, stressing the Institute’s endeavor to build scientific and research cooperation with African and international universities. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Fattah Ragab, Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors, thanked those responsible for this file, pointing out that this important step comes from the keenness of the Institute’s Board of Directors on the need to create strong communication channels between the Institute and between universities and other higher education institutions in Africa and the world, which enhances exchange and cooperation. In various academic fields such as curriculum development, training, scientific research, and ensuring the quality of the educational process.