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Raouf Shawky: the father of photogrammetry at UoN

T his is a description of Raouf Shawky Rostom, Professor of Photogrammetry, and father of the Department of Geospatial and Space Technology at the University of Nairobi. Born in 1938, in Cairo, Egypt and brought up as an Egyptian Coptic Orthodox, Raouf , now 74 years old was educated in Cairo and joined the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, graduating in 1959 with a B.sc degree in Civil Engineering. Because he was at the head of his group, the faculty decided that he should get a government scholarship to study for a Ph.D in the Soviet Union.