Serageldin chaired the board meeting of the Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Vardinoyannis Foundation, headed by Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, whereby the two parties agreed to continue the activities of The Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies for a further five years.
The Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies was established in 2007 as a joint collaboration between the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Vardinoyannis Foundation and the University of Alexandria. The Center is open to scholars from around the world who are keen to obtain diplomas, Masters and Doctorates in Hellenistic studies. It is academically affiliated with the University of Alexandria. Its Academic Council comprises eminent academic personalities from Egypt, Greece and elsewhere, specialized in the fields of the Center, and representatives of the University of Alexandria.
During his visit to Athens Serageldin met with the President of Greece, Prokopios Pavlopoulos at the presidential palace in Athens.