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Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of higher education with the British Universities Minister

Wednesday 24 January 2018
12:00 PM
In line with the vision of the political leadership to make of Egypt a regional hub of excellence in the field of higher education and scientific research by attracting a number of leading British universities to establish branches in Egypt, the Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Nasser Kamel, affirmed that the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffaar signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of higher education on January 23rd during his meeting with the British Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah.
The Egyptian Ambassador added that the memorandum of understanding sets the general framework for the operation of the branches of British universities in Egypt, so as to contribute to a breakthrough in the quality of higher education and scientific research in Egypt as the major British universities will open their branches in cooperation with Egyptian universities or Egyptian economic groups, as a prelude for Egypt to become an attractive destination for students from the various Arab and African countries to receive high quality education in Egypt.
For his part, the British Minister noted during the signing ceremony his country's interest in strengthening cooperation with Egypt in the higher education sector, stressing that all circumstances are favorable for Egypt to attract the British universities to opening branches in the country. The Minister of Higher Education also affirmed the Egyptian President's keenness on transforming Egypt into a hub of excellence for higher education in the Middle East and Africa, with the country's practical measures taken at the legal level or via providing infrastructure in the new cities to establish distinguished international universities. In this context, he welcomed the reception of the presidents and vice-presidents of 15 British universities by the end of March to discuss with their counterparts and the business sector in Egypt preparation for the establishment of the British universities branches on the Egyptian soil, pointing out that the MoU was one of the main attractions that made these universities express their eagerness to open branches in Egypt.​