Training courses to introduce ISO requirements at Ain Shams University

By: Rabab Nassar

Photo: Islam Shaaban

The training course events were held to introduce the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001 for environmental management at the grand conference hall at Ain Shams University.

Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab Ezzat, President of the University, and supervision of Mr. Samir Abdel Nasser, Secretary General of the University, sponsored the courses. They stressed the keenness of Ain Shams University to continue the process of developing the administrative body of the University through the application of quality management systems in various departments, so as to ensure the satisfaction of the client receiving the services provided by the university and the quality of outputs that meet the highest standards of excellence, Ain Shams University has an academic and international reputation with a competitive advantage.

Mr. Samir Abdel Nasser added that Ain Shams University has succeeded in obtaining the ISO 9001: 2008 certificate for three consecutive periods and is currently preparing through these courses to apply for the ISO 9001: 2015 certificate. Moreover, the University is preparing to implement ISO 14001 and the quality of environmental management, which means preserving the environment during the performance of all administrative work, so that Ain Shams University has two certificates in quality and not a single certificate.

Eng. Salah Hassan, Quality Systems Consultant and Mr. Nabil Mahmoud Bakri, Representative of Intertech Technical Consulting Office, attended the workshop.

During the course, Mr. Nabil Bakri reviewed the timetable for the implementation of the university's quality system project, which is due to be completed by mid-September.

Eng. Salah Hassan explained that ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, which was established due to the global interest in global quality and strong competition in international markets among different institutions.

He also explained the difference between quality assurance, which means avoiding problems, and quality control that means discovering problems.

During the training course, the trainees exchanged the discussion and asked questions with the trainers to achieve maximum efficiency.