The Head of the UQU Department of Mass Communication at the College of Social Sciences, Dr. Salim bin Ali Urijah, visited the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC), as part of the UQU's commendable efforts to keep abreast of the latest techniques and technology in the media field. He was received by Mr. Osama Heikal, the EMPC Chairman of the Board.
During his visit, Dr. Salim Urijah toured the international Dolby Atmos studio, which is equipped with the latest high-quality sound recording equipment, electronic sound amplification, and distribution systems used in cinemas worldwide. The top-notch Dolby Atmos studio is considered the first of its kind in the Arab region. The tour also included the studio complex accommodating the studios of major Egyptian and Arab satellite channels. The studio complex is equipped with cutting-edge technologies and includes various shooting lots to meet the requirements of television drama production, which are directly connected to the satellites.
The Head of the Mass Communication Department visited the International Academy for Engineering and Media Science (IAEMS) where he learned about the state of the art technologies used in the EMPC outdoor shooting areas: Pharaonic area, Abdeen district, Rural area, Garden City district shooting area, Alexandria area, and Emad El-Din Street.
At the end of the tour, Mr. Osama Heikal stressed that the EMPC and all its employees are honored to cooperate with the UQU and its students, lauding its distinguished academic, technical, and training staff. He praised the keenness of the Head of Mass Communication Department to visit the EMPC to keep apprised of the latest technologies used in the media field.
Dr. Salim Urijah expressed his sincere appreciation to His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, the President of the UQU, for his development efforts extended to the department and all its programs. He then commended the support extended by the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Dr. Adnan bin Nuri Al-Harbi, to the department and its activities and programs. He also emphasized the great pioneer role shouldered by the EMPC as the biggest media edifice in the television and film production industry in the Arab world, pointing out its distinct contributions in the fields of documentary film production, directing, screenwriting, shooting, montage, and television program preparation.