Danish and Egyptian students of geoscience went on a joint field trip in Assuit from the 4th to the 8th of April 2022 to study the history of climate change in the New Valley desert and Kharga Oasis.
By Agnete Flyger
Students were excitedly chatting on the bus as they were leaving the luscious greenery behind in the Nile valley city of Assuit and heading far into the seemingly never-ending desert on a hot April day. While half of the group on the bus was used to the dry and warm climate of Egypt, the other half had just arrived from Denmark’s cold and humid climate and although these places might sound like polar opposites, there are more similarities than one might think.
That is what this group of geoscience students from both Denmark and Egypt, among other objectives, set out to study further in the Western desert of Egypt. The group, consisting of ten students from Gladsaxe High School and ten students of the Faculty of Agriculture at Assuit University, came together last week for the first time.