Kortext and AASTMT embark on exciting partnership

Kortext and Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport unite to spearhead AI-driven education

London, 29/02/2024 — Kortext and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) have joined forces to transform education by harnessing advanced Microsoft AI technologies.

This alliance will integrate Kortext’s AI-driven tools into AASTMT’s teaching and learning ecosystem, enabling educators to create personalised learning pathways, offer real-time feedback, and adapt their teaching methods based on individual student progress. Additionally, students will benefit from a more interactive and tailored learning experience, enhancing their understanding and retention of information.

Kortext has worked extensively with Microsoft on the application of GPT technologies utilising Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service. As a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, Kortext has had access to the latest technologies and support, enabling the development of AI-powered learning and teaching tools benefiting students and educators alike.

Professor Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of AASTMT, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, emphasising the importance of responsible AI use in education:

“At AASTMT, we are dedicated to fostering a learning environment that prepares our students for the challenges of the future. Partnering with Kortext allows us to harness the power of AI to tailor education to individual needs, ensuring a more engaging and effective learning experience for our diverse student body.”

James Gray, CEO of Kortext, added:

“We are excited to collaborate with AASTMT in their mission to deliver a cutting-edge educational experience. Kortext’s AI capabilities, delivered through its learning platform, will empower both educators and students, providing them with the tools needed to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape. Together, we are shaping the future of education.”

Ana Rita Pereira, Education Business Leader at Microsoft, highlighted the company’s dedication to fostering a secure learning environment, stating:

“Microsoft is proud to support AASTMT and Kortext in their innovative use of AI for learning. We are committed to working closely with partners and customers, helping to drive digital transformation in education around the world.”

This collaboration marks a significant step forward in AASTMT’s commitment to being at the forefront of educational technology, ensuring that students receive the highest quality education and are well-equipped for the challenges of the modern world.

About Kortext:

Kortext is a global leader in digital learning and student engagement solutions within higher education. Our smart study platform, Arcturus, gives institutions and their students a gateway to five million eBooks and digital resources from over 4,700 publishers. In a significant enhancement of Arcturus, Kortext Premium — a suite of next-generation AI-powered study tools — leverages the capabilities of GPT-based technologies on trusted, institution-approved content. For more information, please visit: kortext.com.


Established in 1972, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is a prestigious institution renowned for its commitment to academic rigour and practical application. Offering diverse programmes, AASTMT empowers students to excel in science, technology, and maritime studies, fostering a culture of innovation and global engagement. For more information, please visit: aast.edu/en/.

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