Egypt Minister of Education & Technical Education and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the American University in Cairo. Dr. Shawki was the Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering at AUC. Educated at Cairo University in Egypt and Brown University in Rhode Island, US. Shawki spent 13 years as a researcher and professor of theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Has a PhD. and Master of Science in engineering, Master of Science in applied mathematics from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cairo University.
Been named by the Egyptian President as the Secretary-General of the Presidential Advisory Councils. Dr. Shawki served as the Director of UNESCO's Regional Bureau for Science in Arab States, while he served as the Chief of the Section for "ICTs in Education, Science and Culture" within the "Information Society Division" in UNESCO (Paris, France).
He is currently leading the national education re-imagination plan in Egypt through the introduction of a new education system starting at early childhood (Edu 2.0) while reforming the current education system (Edu 1.0) by changing its underlying assessment model.