Under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ain Shams University will be hosted by Prof. Dr Abdel Wahab Ezzat, the Egyptian astronomer Dr. Farouk El-Baz. The lecture will be entitled "The Role of Universities in Community Development" The 7th International Conference of Ain Shams University: "Globalization and Launching", which will start on Monday, April 2, 2007, was announced by Prof. Dr. Abdel Nasser Sengab, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research and Vice President of the Conference.

Prof. Dr. Sengab added that the inauguration of the conference is witnessing the granting of an honorary doctorate to Dr. Farouk El-Baz in recognition of his effective contribution in the field of space after the approval of the University Council.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Fattah Saud, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Graduate Studies and Research and the Conference Rapporteur stated that the 17th international conference of the University will discuss during the scientific sessions over the days of April 4-5, 2009 many scientific research submitted by senior Egyptian scientists at home and abroad from various scientific sectors: Agriculture, basic sciences, humanities and education.