Under the patronage of Dr. Ahmad Zayed, the dean of the Literature department in Cairo University and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the University, On Monday the 27th of October 2008, His Excellency Msgr. Augustinos Koussan Bishop of Armenian Catholics in Alexandria delivered a lecture entitled “The Armenian Catholic Community in New Egypt”. The University is founded since the days of Artin Yacoub Basha Chakerian, when he was the Minister of Education of that time. The Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria His Beatitude Antonios Naguib, the ambassadors of Armenia and France, the representative for the Syrian ambassador, the sisters of the Immaculate Conception and professors were all present on this occasion.
As an act of appreciation His Excellency was presented the shield of the University.