In 2009 the Alexandria University Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage (CMAUCH) was established as a result of EU funded project under the EU-Tempus III scheme. The project was a collaboration between several EU and Egyptian institutions including Alexandria University, the University of Southampton, the National Centre for Scientific Research in France and the Egyptian Ministry of Education. It aimed to create a centre for postgraduate studies which provides education and training at different levels in aspects of maritime and underwater archaeology. The project also developed a Postgraduate Diploma and Master programmes in Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, designed and structured in accordance with EU standards.
Over the last few years, the CMAUCH has obtained funding from the HFF for fieldwork, students scholarships and international publications (for more information on HFF funded projects click here).