(MUVP), a research unit for vertebrate fossil preparation and training, was created in 2010. MUVP is dedicated to educating Egyptian vertebrate paleontologists, expanding awareness of Egypt's vertebrate paleontological resources, and undertaking collection, preparation, study and curation of Egypt's fossil vertebrates. Development of the MUVP lab has not only allowed the growing collection of fossil vertebrates to be prepared and described, but has also facilitated expansion of the vertebrate paleontology program at Mansoura University and other Egyptian universities through the training of students and technicians. A well-equipped MUVP laboratory has attracted top Egyptian students to the program at Mansoura, as well as professional paleontologists who would like to prepare and study vertebrate fossils. MUVP has been involved in vertebrate paleontology projects to study vertebrate evolution in the Late Cretaceous and Paleogene of Africa.
In light of the most recent Government advice regarding COVID-19, Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology center training courses, workshops and events have been postponed until further notice.
Taking into account the different scientific activities of MUVP Center, a team from the Center was participating in the world's largest conference for vertebrate paleontologists (SVP), which held online from 13 to 17 October 2020, with 6 research abstracts.
In its index of statistics on its official website, the respected science journal “Nature” announced that the research outputs for Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology center (MUVP) has effectively contributed to raising Mansoura University's ranking