Engagement of scientists and researchers in knowledge and technology transfer strengthens the co-evolution between scientific contributions and commercial applications. In this realm, HRI initiated and established in 1995 a Regional Training Centre (HRI-RTC) in collaboration with Netherlands Government and the technical assistance of IHE-Delft. This was also as a response to and a reflection of training needs within the Nile Basin countries and the Arab region, in the field of Hydraulics and River Engineering. The center is equipped with most facilities necessary for training, including; a lecture room, a computer lab, an accommodation facility, a restaurant and a social room. Currently, three annual training course programs are held with tailor made courses and are lectured by a group of professionals from our institute and other academic institutes in Egypt. The running programs are focused on river engineering in the Nile basin countries, hydrologic studies, and the management of land and water resources for sustainable agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions. We are also ready to form tailor made courses for professionals in industry or academia, in our area of focus.
The first program to be organized was the annual diploma course titled “Hydraulic Engineering of River Basins” Since 1996. In the last two decades, the center has contributed to the capacity building for water professionals in the Nile basin through organization of annual courses and diplomas. Presently, the Alumni of HRI-RTC forms a large network of professionals from more than 20 countries.
Our scientists and professionals are actively engaged in academic actives, which starts by obtaining their own postgraduate degrees-master’s and PhD. Our PhD holders advise Master’s and PhD students nationwide, and in some cases internationally through joint-research programs. Our scientists are also involved in reviewing and editing journal articles in the field, participate in board of trustees review panels, etc. The Institute has been hosting and offering experimental resources water resources major civil engineering students in their senior year to carry their capstone project. Typically students get an opportunity to have dual supervision from university and HRI.