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Science museums: centres of excellence for developing countries

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The new Susan Mubarak Science Exploration Centre in Cairo is the first of its kind in the region and was designed to bring the country's children into the heart of scientific and technological progress. M. Sameh Said was its guiding spirit and he describes the formidable challenges that developing countries face if they are to join the scientific debate that characterizes our epoch. The author is a technology adviser at the Egyptian Ministry of Education and directed the national project of education technology in Egypt, including introducing technology in Egypt's schools and setting up a nationwide video conference network, as well as video and multimedia production centres. He is a professor of electronics in the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, and has taught at universities in the United States.

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: Egyptian Ministry of Education

Publication date: October 1, 2000

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