Diploma Objectives

The main objective of the project is to create a new joint professional diploma in plant protection and phytosanitary technologies for the first time in Egypt in 6 higher education institutions to strengthen the skills of students, graduates and employees in the agricultural sector in accordance with the needs of the specialist labor market in plant health.

Specific objectives of the project:

Creation and updating of curricula in the field of phytosanitary sciences and improvement of teaching methods, materials, laboratory and library facilities at the Egyptian partners.

Support staff in acquiring skills necessary to promote their international experience through joint cooperation with EU partners.

Construction of new plant health clinics and training centers with modern infrastructure.

Harmonization of the graduation program with the requirements of Bologna by 2021 in partner institutions.

Strengthening the links between universities and the labor market and maintaining sustainable employment of graduates with an accredited certificate approved by the partner institutions.

Expected results


Creation of a new job description of “plant doctor” in Egypt, as there are for humane and veterinary doctors.


Modern phytopathological tools used for detection and diagnosis of diseases and pests.


Maintaining people’s health with new agricultural products using sustainable plant protection technology.
In addition, the project will contribute to the development of innovative ways to ensure sustainable investment in all forms of learning, both formal and non-formal, including results-based funding and cost-sharing.

The learning innovation strategy of this new degree program will apply the latest knowledge that relates to environmental, economic and social sustainability to on-farm and storage production processes leading to safe and healthy food agricultural products.

Through its qualified graduates, the project will provide the latest technologies to customize quality standards and phytosanitary criteria in Europe to meet the changing demands of the market and consumers in Egypt.

The compatible national qualification of the EU partners depending on the ECTS system will help the Egyptian institutes to provide a suitable educational program for their graduates so that they can continue their careers in the European institutes and higher educational degrees such as Masters and Ph.D.

Cooperation with EU partners in this new training program will be more beneficial for both countries. The focus will be on transboundary threats to reduce the risks of pest emergence and mitigate the consequences of their harmful activities.
The Erasmus+ program enhances cooperation between partner institutions in Egypt and Europe to train staff and students through technology transfer, joint training and exchange of internships between partner institutions.