The ILHAM-EC project aims at increasing the professionalism of young students by supporting the development of a new inter-university postgraduate Master on Sustainable Land Management. The Overall objective of the project is to contribute at the enhancement of capacity building in Higher Education of Egypt ensuring high quality educational curricula that meet professional, employer and socio-economic needs of the Partner Country. In particular the project will focus on the update of Master curricula taking into account new approaches to tackle land degradation and desertification processes.

The new Master will be designed to be student-oriented, based on new innovative learning methods to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the Universities of Cairo, Alexandria, Zagazig and Damanhour in line with the Bologna requirements and the Europe 2020 Strategy while building a multi-stakeholder collaborative and international educational network on Sustainable Land Management, thus creating new cooperative opportunities and relationships.


Title and acronym: Interuniversity learning in Higher Education on Advanced land Management ILHAM-EC

Dates: October 2015 to October 2018

Location: Egypt

Source of Funding: ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union

Role of NRD: Coordinator

Scientific responsible: Prof. L. Gutierrez

NRD members and staff involved: Dr. Francesco Piras, Dr. Ileana Iocola, Dr. Alessandra Paulotto, Dr. Francesca Demuro, Dr. Roberta Lobina


Desertification Research Centre - University of Sassari NRD-UNISS

University of Leeds - UNIVLEEDS

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - AUTH

Mediterranean Universities Union - UNIMED

Advanced Computer Systems A.C.S. S.p.A. – ACS

University of Cairo - UNICA

Alexandria University, Faculty of Agriculture - UNIAL

Institute of Graduate Studies and Environmental Research, Damanhour University – IGSER

Zagazig University - ZU