Elsevier and the Egyptian Government Sign National License Agreement
Collaboration aims to boost Egypt’s education, health care, research and innovation capacity
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced a multi-year agreement with the Egyptian Government, which supports the country’s aim to further develop as knowledge-driven society and strengthen its position as an education hub in the Arab region. The national license agreement includes access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for research literature, Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and ClinicalKey, Elsevier’s online search engine that provides evidence-based clinical answers to healthcare professionals and students.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Tarek Shawki, Secretary General of the Presidential Specialized Councils on behalf of the Egyptian Government, and Gino Ussi, Elsevier’s Executive Vice President Research Solutions Sales. It will provide Egyptian researchers, students, caregivers and professionals with the content and tools that will further improve the research and education system, promote a culture of quality and standards across healthcare institutions and stimulate innovation and the economy.
Prof. Tarek Shawki said, “The mega national project called the ‘Egyptian Knowledge Bank’ is an integral building block for developing an Egyptian learning society in which all citizens are given the opportunity to learn, think and innovate. This effort brings together the world’s knowledge in one of the largest global digital libraries that is accessible to all that are able to drive inspiration, learning and innovation nationwide. We look forward to a very fruitful collaboration with Elsevier through which we advance scientific research and innovation in Egypt. “
Gino Ussi added, “We’re in the business of advancing science and health for the benefit of society, among other things by providing the broadest possible access to content and technology that empowers knowledge. That’s what motivates us. It’s exciting to work with like-minded people like Prof. Shawki on a project that has the potential to unleash the enormous research and innovation potential of Egypt. “