Under the auspice of Dr Prof. Ayman Ibrahim, president of the university, and Dr Prof. Galal Salem, vice-president for education and postgraduate studies, Ihab Abu el Maaty, head of youth welfare department, organized a symposium on “Spatial analysis of the phenomenon of violence and its impact on Egyptian society in the light of Egypt 2030”. The symposium was attended by Dr Prof. Rawia Rizq, vice-president for postgraduate studies and scientific research, and was in collaboration with the coordinator Dr Miada Abdul Qader. The symposium witnessed lectures by Sir Major General Mahmoud Khalifa, Adviser to the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States for Military Affairs, and the actress Mohamed el- Tagy on the national issues, enlightening them with the issues of the homeland and instilling the values of belonging and citizenship. At the end of the symposium Dr Prof. Ayman Ibrahim, president of the university awarded the lecturers the university shield.