Safeya Al Qabbani .. ERU President Consultant
President of the Egyptian Russian University in Cairo “ERU”, Prof. Sherif Fakhry Mohamed Abdel-Nabi announced that the university board of trustees, led by Dr. Mohamed Kamal Mostafa, decided assigning the role of the university president consultant for Arts to Prof. Safia Taha Mahmoud Al-Qabbani, professor of mural painting and former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University. Prof. Sherief Fakhry pointed out that this step coincides with the opening of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Applied Arts at the university. In so doing, the university aims to establish a unique artistic environment based on the cadres, academic competencies and financial capabilities of the two faculties in order to attract all university students to develop their hobbies and to increase their artistic sense, which will have positive effects on their personality and behavior. This will contribute to expanding the university’s academic and cultural influence, inside the university campus and in the surrounding community.The Egyptian Russian University in Cairo “ERU” President indicated that the university has a variety of programs in the fields of arts in the faculties of Fine Arts and Applied Arts such as: drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and mosaic, photography and video, filmmaking and graphic design, crafts, fashion design, glass and interior design…etc, which makes the Egyptian Russian University a destination for students wishing to study all forms of visual and applied arts to become qualified human cadres to deal with future changes and keep track with modern developments and challenges in the labor market. It is worth noting that Dr. Safia Al-Qabbani, professor of Mural Painting and former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts “painting” in 1988 and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts “painting – mural division” in1993. The title of her thesis was “Ancient Egyptian Murals and the Benefit of some of its Symbols in Modern Egyptian Murals”. She also got her PhD from “Painting Department – Mural Section”, Helwan University in 1996. The title of the thesis was: “Preserving Mural Painting through Modern Painting Methods”.
Dr. Safiya participated in several committees, including:
1- Member in the Education Committee of the National Council for Women 2017.
2- Member of the architecture competition referees representing Egypt in the International Exhibition of Architecture (Venice Biennale of Architecture) in its 16th edition in 2018.
3- Member of the presidency of the “Culture Festival for Supporting Development and Renouncing Violence and Terrorism” at the African Economic Council, 2017.
4- Member of the Higher Scientific Committee for Professors’ Promotions of the Supreme Council of Universities, 2016-2018.
5- Member of the National Committee for the Development and Protection of Cairo Heritage, 2017.
6- Member of the Murals and Statues Committee in the National Organization for Urban Harmony, 2017.
7- Member of Helwan University Council, 2014-2018.
8- Member of the Environment and Community Service Council, Helwan University, 2009-2014.
9- Member of the Faculty of Fine Arts Council at Helwan University 2009-2014, and 2019-2020.
10- Member of the Graduate Studies Council, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2010, and 2020-2021.
11- Member of the Education and Student Council, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, 2009-2014.
12- Member of the Decoration Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2012-2017.
13- Member of Painting Department Council, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, 1997-2022.
14- Member of the Art History Department Board, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2010-2012.
15- Member of the Quality Assurance Unit Board of Directors, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2017.
16- Member of the Social Communication Committee at Helwan University and she participated in the project of developing slums, Helwan District 2014.
17- Member of the tripartite committees of the Faculties of Fine Arts 2010-2022.
18- Member of the expert committee to review the strategic plan of Helwan University 2014.
19- Member of the Strategic Plan Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2014.
20- Former member of Women’s Committee, Syndicate of Fine Arts, formerly 2009-2011.
21- Member of the Syndicate of Fine Artists, 1988.
22- Member of the Faculty of Fine Arts Alumni Association 2012.
23- Member of the Arab Art Associations Executive Office, The Association of Arab Universities, 2013.
24- Member of “AMIC” Artist Mosaic International Committee, Italy 2012.
25- Member of the Egyptian Academic Society for Environmental Development, 2012.
26- Member of the Plastic Arts and Architecture Committee of the Supreme Council of Culture, 2020-2022.
27- Member of the State Awards Committee, Ministry of Culture 2020-2022.
28- Member of Arts and Music Education Sector Committee at the Supreme Council of Universities, 2015-2018 and 2020 to date.
29- Member of the Art and Soft Power Committee, the National Council for Women 2020.
30- Member of the Higher Committee of Luxor Photography Symposium, Cultural Development Fund, Ministry of Culture 2020-2021-2022.
31- Member of the Higher Committee of Sculpture Symposium in Aswan, Cultural Development Fund, Ministry of Culture 2020-2021-2022.
32- Member of the Higher Committee for Festivals Organization, Ministry of Culture 2020-2021-2022.33- Member of Al-Ghouri Ceremony Committee 2021.34- Member of the Supreme Council of Culture Higher Committee 2020-2021-2022.35- Member of the Higher Committee for Various Festivals, Ministry of Culture 2020-2021-2022.36- Member of the referee committee of Creativity Awards, the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2019-2022.37- Member of the Higher Committee of Ain Shams National University 2021.38- Member of Art Syndicate Legislation Committee, Ministry of Social Solidarity 2020-2021.39- Employment Forum Committee Rapporteur, Helwan University 2014-2015-2017.40- Committee Rapporteur of Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2014.41- Committee Rapporteur of Crisis and Disaster Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2014.42- Committee Rapporteur of Museums and Exhibitions Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2014.43- Committee Rapporteur of the State Incentive Award Committee, Ministry of Culture 2020-2021.44- Committee Rapporteur of Arts Centers, Ministry of Youth and Sports 2021.45- Vice Chairman of Special Units Board of Directors, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2009-2014.46- Vice-Chairman of Art Acquisitions Committee, Ministry of Culture 2020-2021-2022.47- Faculty Council Chairman, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University 2014-2018.48- Chairman of Quality Assurance Unit Board of Directors, Faculty of Fine Arts – Helwan University 2015-2018.Prof. Safia El-Kabbani worked as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Minia University in 1993. Then she was a lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Minya University in 1993. In 1997 she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University, and then she worked as an Associate Professor in the Painting Department, Mural Section, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in (2002), and finally a Professor of Mural Painting, Painting Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University (2007). She was the Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in (2009: 2015) and Acting Head of the Painting Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in (2013). She was acting Faculty Dean, April 2015: October 2015 and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University (2015: 2018). She is also the General Syndicate of Fine Artists, 2020- to date.