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“Higher Education” is considering the implementation of the Canadian Universities Complex in the new capital

October 14, 2017

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that there is great interest from the political leadership in establishing branches of prestigious foreign universities in the new administrative capital, especially in the framework of fruitful and constructive relations between Egypt and various countries in order to promote the system of higher education, scientific research and science And technology in Egypt, commensurate with the global developments in various fields and scientific disciplines, and prepare a graduate capable of competing in the labor market, whether local, regional or international.

This came during a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Mamdouh Shoukry, former President of the University of York, Canada, on Saturday evening, in the presence of Dr. Magdy El-Kady, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian International College in Cairo, CIC. Hossam El-Mallahi, the first assistant minister for cultural relations, missions and university affairs, at the ministry’s headquarters.

Abdul Ghaffar stressed the need to benefit from Egyptian expertise and competencies abroad to contribute to achieving the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan and to support scientific research in Egypt and linking it to the priority areas of the state plan such as water, energy, gas, oil, Which aims to promote mutual cooperation with various prestigious scientific institutions around the world.

The two sides discussed the latest executive procedures at the Canadian Universities Complex in the new administrative capital to determine the possibility of starting the study in September 2018 in a number of scientific disciplines such as engineering, pharmacy and others.

For his part, Mamdouh Shoukry expressed his keenness to serve his country Egypt by opening channels of cooperation between Egypt and Canada in the field of higher education and scientific research, especially in the field of research projects of common interest. He pointed out the need to benefit from the experience of Egyptian scientists in Canada in developing higher education to serve future generations in Egypt.

It is noteworthy that d. Mamdouh Shoukry was appointed President of the University of York in Canada in 2007 and was awarded the National Medal of Canada in 2013 for his contributions to the flourishing of academic institutions in Ontario, Canada as an engineer and director, as well as the award of Queen Elizabeth II, a senior fellow at Massey College, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

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