Nasreddine Guerfala, Energy Manager of the Year in Canada

He has only a few years of study and research in Canada, after the National Engineers School of Tunis (Enit) diploma, he is elected “Energy Manager of the Year 2017” in Toronto. Nasreddine Guerfala has a very promising future ahead. “I graduated from Enit in June 2010 as an industrial engineering engineer and ranked as one of the laureates of my class. I started working at Leoni in Sousse. A few months later, I was contacted by the Tunisian University Mission in North America (Mutan) which was looking for candidates…

Son of Tunisian immigrant wins best French baguette

Second-generation baker, Mahmoud M’seddi, will now supply the French president with bread for an entire year. The baguette is one of the great treasures of French culinary heritage, emblematic of pride in tradition and craftsmanship, and important enough (in the eye of the French people and their president Emmanuel Macron) to be put forward to UNESCO as a heritage-listed food item. If you’re inclined to try your hand at making one of these crusty, pillowy sticks from scratch, know that there’s a decree in place codifying the difference between a French…

Tunisian researcher elected best university teacher in the United States

Tunisian researcher Marwen Ksantini from Nabeul, 33, was elected the best researcher and university teacher for the year 2018 at the University of Michigan in the United States. The Tunisian teacher has won three out of four awards in the field of scientific research. The first prize was for the proliferation of its productions (at least 100 scientific publications at the best conferences and scientific forums in the world). He also won the award for Best Teacher in Digital Education as he has done a lot of scientific research for…

Olive oil tourism of Ben Ismail Farm is new option for Rural Destination Development in Tunisia

From the very first steps you make in the landscape surrounding the Ben Ismail farm you realize that this is  an area unique in Tunisia with its greatness and fertility. The Ben Ismail farm that includes some 5,000 olive trees, is the land that gives the extra-virgin “Chétoui” oil “Triomphe de Tuccabor”,  that was awarded the gold medal at the London International Olive Oil Competition (IOOC) in 2017. An event  regarded as one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. The Ben Ismaïl farm is a family reserve that…

Tunisian Maher Damak, MIT PhD student awarded in USA

A tech using electrical fields to recapture water vapour that normally escapes from cooling towers attached to big power plants was invented by “Infinite Cooling” a startup co-founded by Maher Damak, a 28-year-old Tunisian, PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Boston, USA. Water from the collected steam is recycled back into cooling. “Power plants consume a lot of water; they use this water for their cooling system. Currently, all this water is lost, as it evaporates from the towers of power plants. So…

Tunisia wins four gold medals at Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

Tunisia won six medals, including four gold medals, at the 19th edition of the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, TAP reports. The variety “Olivko” won the gold medal “Best Of Class,” along with the organic olive oil “Olivko” also won a gold medal. Ditto for the organic variety, Oriviera. Besides, « Triomphe Thuccabor » of Domain Ben Ismail won a gold medal. The Ben Ismail Domain lies in the north-western part of Tunisia, in the villlage of Toukaber. After winning the bronze medal at the “Athena International Olive…

Teleperformance Tunisia awarded first prize of Best Employer in Tunisia for 2018

Teleperformance Tunisia was awarded the first prize of the Best Employer in Tunisia for 2018 at a ceremony organised Wednesday in Tunis by the Best Place to Work Tunisia. Teleperformance Tunisia is a world leader in the management of the muli-channel customer relations. The company is committed in a logic of sustainable improvement in favour of its collaborators through new prospects, and in favour of its customers through quality. The second prize went to Vermeg Company which is specialised in the financial software. The company aims to offer to its…

Omar Guiga, manufacturer of Tunisian car “Wallyscar” winner of IMF Innovation Contest

Young Tunisian Omar Guiga, who designed and manufactured the Tunisian car “Wallyscar”, is one of the winners of the Arab Youth Campaign on Innovation Contest organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that has targeted young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from the Middle East / North Africa region, TAP report. The young manufacturer told TAP his factory, located in El Kabaria (south of the capital Tunis), manufactures each year 200 cars that are exported to the French, Portuguese and Spanish markets, besides the Caribbean islands,…

Hackathon 2018: Tunisian Youth Challenge for embracing prosperous future

The 6th edition of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) was hosted in the ULT University in Tunis at the initiative of the Tunisian Game Developers (TGD) Association and sponsored by the National Centre of Cinema and Image (CNCI). The TGD is the first non-profit association in Tunisia, representing the video game development industry. It was founded in February 2012, to advocate for the development of video games and promote industry collaboration in Tunisia. Houssem Ben Amor, co-founder, president and head of sponsoring at the Tunisian Game developers Association said that…

Mitacs Canada Award for Outstanding Innovation bestowed to Tunisian young engineer and startupper Houssem Zouaghi

A former student of the Higher Institute Multimedia Arts of Manouba (ISAMM)  Houssem Zouaghi sets for himself an objective when he was faced with a choice of a subject of a graduation project which he said that he wanted it to be “out of the box”. Surfing the net, he came across Mitacs. It is a Canadian organisation that has been designing and implementing research and training programmes for 18 years. Mitacs Globalink Programme offers fellowship between Canada and Several other partner countries including Tunisia. Houssem Zouaghi’s graduation project was…