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The German University in Cairo is a university in New Cairo City, Cairo, Egypt. The language of instruction is English.Presidential decree 27/2002 established the university. The State University of Stuttgart and the State University of Ulm are the patrons of this university.It's an independent English language, liberal arts university located in New Cairo, Egypt, and non-profit oriented German-Egyptian private institution, managed by a consortium of Germans and Egyptians with the vision of building a leading center of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavour the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.The University offers German-European styled learning programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, along with a continuing education program. GUC's faculty members, adjunct teaching staff and visiting lecturers are internationally diverse and include academics, business professionals, diplomats, journalists, writers and others from the Germany, Egypt and other countries. The German university in Cairo- Deutsche Universität in Kairo is established in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service , the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce , the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, The State University of Tübingen and The State University of Mannheim. Wikipedia.

Zlotos D.P.,German University in Cairo
Current Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2012

The various physiological actions of the neurohormone melatonin are mediated mainly by two G-protein-coupled MT1 and MT2 receptors. The melatoninergic drugs on the market, ramelteon and agomelatine, as well as the most advanced drug candidates under clinical evaluation, tasimelteon and PD-6735, are high-affinity nonselective MT1 and MT2 agonists. However, exploring the exact physiological role of the MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptors requires subtype selective MT1 and MT2 ligands. This review covers novel melatoninergic agonists and antagonists published since 2010, focusing on high-affinity and subtype selective agents. Additionally, compounds not mentioned in the previous review articles and ligands selective for the MT3 binding site are included. © 2012 Bentham Science Publishers. Source

Hamouda Y.A.,German University in Cairo
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2012

Motivated by the rise of the electricity tariffs applied on industrial customer and the frequent electricity cut offs recently experienced in Egypt, this paper assesses the economic feasibility of installing a stand alone wind energy technology by an industrial customer who seeks to reduce his dependency on the national grid. For this purpose, the wind energy potential at the wind regime of Cairo was chosen to be assessed using half an hour wind speed data for a full one-year period (2009). The Weibull parameters of the wind speed distribution function were estimated by employing the maximum likelihood approach. The estimation revealed that Cairo has poor wind resources. Despite the poor resources, the financial analysis has shown that under certain parameters the wind project can prove to be financially viable. Thus harnessing wind energy through stand alone systems can help in meeting the industries electric power needs. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Klischewski R.,German University in Cairo
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2010

As transaction costs of web-based interaction in e-government continue to decrease, the actors involved are forced to reconsider their roles and value propositions. This paper builds on previous research on government transformation and introduces three propositions on how new opportunities opened up by emerging web technologies and methods lead to a paradigmatic change of the role of administrations in e-government. The propositions are developed in the areas of information management, creation of service value, and leadership in administration, based on identifying technology-induced challenges ("anomalies") as well as new opportunities leading to new role conceptions in administrations. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

Abdelghaffar H.,German University in Cairo
Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries | Year: 2012

Many researches are conducted to identify CSFs for ERP implementation in developed countries with focus on the organizational factors only. However, there is a lack of researches that identified how environmental factors affect the success of ERP systems in developing countries. This research investigates how environmental and organizational factors affect the success of ERP implementation in developing countries with focus on the organizations working in Egypt. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are used to collect data from IT managers. Findings show that national factors such as economic growth, government regulations and ICT infrastructure should be considered in addition to organizational factors to have a significant impact for the success of ERP implementation. Source

Mattavelli M.,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | Amer I.,German University in Cairo | Raulet M.,Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine | Year: 2010

More than two decades of research in digital video technologies, together with the emergence of successful international standards for digital video compression, have led to a wide variety of digital video products using video compression for professional and consumer applications. Although many of these video compression standards share common and/or similar coding tools, there is currently no explicit way to exploit such commonalities at the level of the specifications nor at the level of implementations. Moreover, the possibility of taking advantage of the benefits of the continuous improvements of coding technology is only possible by replacing an old standard with a new one. This usually results in the replacement of the existing multimedia devices with new ones capable of handling the new deployed standards. Such necessity is not always well accepted by the public and professionals for obvious reasons. © 2010 IEEE. Source

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