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30 October 2017

Cairo University Forms Committee to Follow-up Rationing of Electricity for Buildings

Cairo University decides forming a committee for following up the implementation of the government plan regarding the rationing of electricity for buildings, facilities, and state institutions. Read more

Innovation, Research, and Development Competition for Cairo University Students

Cairo University supports and encourages its students to innovate and conduct scientific research in all scientific and service fields. Read more

International Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education: The Contribution British Universities Can Make

Higher education around the world is changing rapidly and universities face major challenges including increased global competition, rapid technological change and changing work skills and patterns. Read more

 

30 September 2017

Ambassador James Moran Second Visit to the BUE

HE Ambassador James Moran and BUE Board member held a fruitful meeting, where they discussed key topics such as research and ways to boost cooperation between the British University in Egypt and the EU fundraising Programs. Read more

Cairo University Council Reviews Education Conditions at Faculties for New Academic Year

The council discusses study conditions, regular educational process at faculties in the first two weeks of study, and plans of Cairo University faculties in education development and evaluation methods in the current academic year. Read more

Cairo University Receives Educational Delegate from Nigeria

The Nigerian delegate discusses with Cairo University horizons of cooperation in different educational fields. Read more

Peer Review Week 2017- Seminar- Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) in recognition of the key role peer review plays in the research publishing process, participated in the global event Peer Review. Read more

Rehabilitating Mansoura University’s Administrative Board For The ISO 900

Mansoura University’s council, approved the rehabilitation of the administrative board to obtain the ISO 900 for the year 2015 by enhancing and improving the performance of the administrative board at all sectors. Read more

University Students Forced To Salute National Flag

Egypt’s public universities started the academic year last week by forcing all students to salute the flag and sing the national anthem in an effort to boost patriotism. Read more

 

31 August 2017

A New Twinning Program between Mansoura University and Manchester University – England

President of Mansoura University held a meeting to discuss the details of the new twinning program “Finance, Accounting and Economics” between Faculty of Commerce – Mansoura University and Manchester University. Read more

Cairo University Announces Subscription Opportunity to Cairo University Alumni Association

Cairo University Alumni Association, announces providing the opportunity of subscription to Cairo University Alumni Association and registration via the association website. The association membership is available for all who have Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees from Cairo University. Read more

Cairo University President Inspects Medical Examination Procedures for New Students, Urges Providing Free Medicine to Students Infected with Hepatitis C Virus

Cairo University President inspects, the HQ of Cairo University medical examinations for new students at Students Hospital, at Giza, to follow-up the progress of medical examination procedures for entrant students in the upcoming academic year 2017/2018. Read more

Egypt’s Sisi Issues Decree Forming Academy to Train Youth for Leadership Roles

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a decree ordering the formation of the National Academy to Train and Qualify Youth. The academy, which is scheduled to start operating in October, will aim to train young people for public service, as well as improve their abilities and skills. Read more

European Grants for Mansoura University’s Students

Within the frame work of activating the agreement between Mansoura University and University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, to honor and encourage the outstanding students to acquire new educational skills. Read more

Faculty of Education granted accreditation by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation

The Board of Directors of the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, approved to grant Accreditation for the Faculty of Education – Mansoura University. Read more

Medical Care Privileges for Academic Staff Members and Employees Retained Irreversible

Cairo University President decides keeping the privileges of academic staff members and employees concerning medical care and medicine as are. He pointed out that ،،The medical services that academic staff members and employees are provided with through Medical Care Fund are irreversible. Read more

University Social Solidarity Fund Activated for Helping Unable Students in Coming Academic Year.

Cairo University President decides exempting Cairo University orphan students and unable students from study fees starting from the new academic year 2017/2018. Read more

 

15 August 2017

Accreditation from the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science

Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the British University in Egypt and Professor Ahmed Hamad, the BUE President, congratulate all the academic and administrative staff for officially getting the accreditation from the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science. Read more

Best Ramadan Series 2017 Nominations Festival at the British University in Egypt

The Faculty of Mass Media and Communication at the British University in Egypt hosted a Festival to honour the outstanding Dramas presented during the holy month of Ramadan 2017, at the BUE auditorium. Read more

Cairo University Announces University Awards Winners for 2016

Cairo University announces the winners of 2016 university awards including award of excellence, award of merit, scientific excellence award, encouragement award and invention award. Read more

Inauguration of the Third Educational Exhibition at Mansoura University

The exhibition reviewed the special programs offered by Mansoura University by an explanatory video about each faculty’s special programs and its advantages to the graduates. Read more

Professor Aly El-Shafei Wins Global Innovation Prize for Inventing SEMAJIB

Professor of Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University Aly El-Shafei wins the first prize in the sixth tournament of African Innovation Foundation (AIF) for inventing Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing (SEMAJIB). Read more

 

15 July 2017

A Professional Master Degree in Cloud Computer Networks from the Faculty of Computers and Information – Cairo University

Faculty of Computer and Information – Cairo University in cooperation with EMC2 announces the start of a new professional Master program specialized in Cloud Computer Networks. Read more

Accreditation from the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the British University in Egypt and the BUE President, congratulate all the academic and administrative staff for officially getting the accreditation from the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science. Read more

BUE Hosted the Final Round of Injaz’s Startup Egypt 2017 Program.

As part of its commitment to support entrepreneurship in Egypt, The British University in Egypt hosted the final round of Injaz’s StartUp Egypt 2017 program. Read more

Cairo University Inaugurates Development and Upgrading Work at Faculty of Commerce for Educational Process Service

Cairo University President, Faculty of Commerce Dean, Faculty of Commerce professors and Cairo University Secretary-General witness the second stage inauguration of development and upgrading work at Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, for serving educational process and student services. Read more

Cairo University Honors Name of Late Abdel-Tawab Youssef Dean of Children Literature in Celebration Attended by Minister of Culture

The late man of letters Abdel-Tawab Youssef, the Dean of Children Literature, is a unique mentality that disseminates love and peace in human hearts. Nassar pointed out that “The values that the great writer calls for saving Egyptian society from the loss it goes through nowadays.” Read more

ENACTUS BUE Team Won the Second Place in the National Competition

Under the supervision of Dr. Hala Hattab from the Business Administration, Economics and Political Science Faculty, ENACTUS BUE team won the Second place in the National Competition. Read more

Gaber Nassar Inspects Experimental Operation of Thabit Thabit Hospital for Endemic Diseases, Inaugurates Medical Analyses Laboratory

Cairo University President Gaber Nassar inaugurates mechanized medical analyses laboratory at Thabit Thabit Hospital for Endemic Diseases and Epidemics, affiliated to Cairo University at Al-Haram. It is the first hospital of its kind in Cairo University as it has the finest technology in viruses and epidemics analyses. Read more

Professor Aly Al-Shafei Wins Global Innovation Prize for Inventing SEMAJIB

Professor of Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University Aly Al-Shafei wins the first prize in the sixth tournament of African Innovation Foundation (AIF) for inventing Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing (SEMAJIB). Read more

Student Transfers to Cairo University Started this Week, Priority for High-Ranked Students

Cairo University receives transfers requests and student enrollment transfers. The grade of high-ranked students should not be less than excellent to be transferred to Faculty of Engineering and medical faculties, not less than very good for the rest of other practical faculties and not less than good for theoretical faculties. Read more

 

30 June 2017

Burkinabè Students Raise Problems with Visiting President

Students from Burkina Faso studying in Egypt took the opportunity to complain about their conditions to their president who was on a goodwill trip. Read more

Cairo University Approves Academic Staff Application for Applied Research Projects

The council approves allowing the opportunity of staff member application to new research proposals in combating endemic diseases, interdisciplinary research, providing nutritional needs, developing slums, alternative energy, water treatment, research and social projects of national dimension, and innovative projects. These new research proposals are included among applied research projects financed by the university within the frame of its current research plan. Read more

Professor Ahmed Hamad is Selected by the UNESCO to join the Advisory Board and Represent the Arab Countries in Paris

The British University in Egypt President, Professor Ahmed Hamad, has been selected by the UNESCO Member States as he joined the Advisory Board of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring report (GEM report) that was held in Paris on the 8th and 9th of june,2017. Representing the Arab Countries. Read more

Professor Mohamed Shouman Receives the State Prize for Excellence in Social Sciences

Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British University in Egypt, Professor Ahmed Hamad, the BUE President, Deans of the Faculties and all staff members, congratulates Professor Mohamed Shouman Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media for receiving the State Prize for Excellence in Social Sciences. Read more

The Saudi Cultural Attaché, Dr. Khaled El Nany’s Visit to the BUE

In the light of the strong ties between Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the field of education, the British University in Egypt hosted the Saudi Cultural attaché, Dr. Khaled el Nany and his Deputy, Mr. Abdullah Hamad. Read more

 

15 June 2017

A Delegation of University of Vilnius – Lithuania Visiting Mansoura University

A delegation of Vilnius University – Lithuania included both Prof. Suwail Mastika – vice president for graduate studies and research affairs and Prof. Andres Lupata- Professor of Mathematics and Information, visited Mansoura University. Read more

Al-Azhar Admits First Christian Dental Resident

A Christian dental student was recently granted admission to complete his final year of experiential training at Al-Azhar University’s faculty of dentistry in Assiut, an unprecedented rarity in the prestigious Islamic university. Read more

Cairo University Contributes to Supporting Kerdasa Educational Administration

Cairo University President Gaber Nassar receives a delegation of employees and students at Kerdasa educational administration. The meeting is for discussing the contribution of Cairo University to supporting Kerdasa educational administration with computer laboratory. Read more

Cairo University Issues Special Volume of the University Magazine to Document Comprehensive Reformation Experiment

Cairo University issues a special volume of The University Magazine that documents the comprehensive reformation experiment that the university went through throughout the last four years of Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar presidency for the university. Read more

Cairo University Launches Scientific Chair in Name of Late Mathematician Atteya Ashour of EGP 1, 000,000

Cairo University President Gaber Nassar announces the university council approval of launching a scientific chair in the name of late Professor of Mathematics at Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Atteya Ashour. Read more

Greater Curbs on Academic Freedom in 2017 – Report

Egyptian authorities have tightened restrictions on university lecturers and students this year as part of an ongoing state-led crackdown that started more than three years ago. Read more

Mansoura University Participates in the 12th International Session for Educators of Higher Institutes of Physical Education

President of Mansoura university, met Head of Mathematical Movement Sciences department – Faculty of Physical Education, who represented Egypt and Africa at the 12th International Session for Educators of Higher Institutes of Physical Education organized by the International Olympic Academy. Read more

Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar and Cairo University President Gaber Nassar Inaugurate Solar Power Plant at Cairo University

The Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar and Cairo University President Gaber Nassar inaugurate solar power plant, at Cairo University Hostel, of 660 KW. It is manufactured by the military production for feeding the university hostel buildings costing EGP 8, 000, 000. Read more

SPE – BUE Student Chapter Outstanding Award for the Fourth Time in a Row

The British University in Egypt’s Society of Petroleum Engineers student Chapter (SPE) has received the 2017 Outstanding Award for the Fourth year in a row. The award recognizes the chapter’s overall achievements for the year 2016- 2017. Read more

The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt Announces For Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

The FLTA program is a nine-month non-degree program which provides early career teachers of English as a Foreign Language, or of related fields such as American Studies, or English/American Literature, the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and broaden their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States. Read more

 

15 May 2017

Alexandria University Organizes Second Annual International Conference Entitled “Cognitive Integration and Innovation: Way to Progress”

Alexandria University organizes the second annual international conference, entitled “Cognitive Integration and Innovation: Way to Progress” from September 27-29, 2017, at Conference Hall, Faculty of Medicine. Elite of professors and researchers from Egyptian and foreign Universities participate in the conference. Alexandria University hosts some senior global scientific figures to participate in the conference. Read more

India Deepens Higher Education Cooperation with Egypt

India and Egypt have unveiled a higher education cooperation plan that includes setting up a joint institution, networking among universities in the two countries and enhancing student and academic mobility. Read more

Institute of African Studies and Research at Cairo University Holds International Conference on the Occasion of Passage of 70 Years since Its Establishments

Institute of African Studies and Research, Cairo University, holds an international conference, entitled “African Studies in 70 Years”. The conference was sponsored by the Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, the Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and Cairo University President Gaber Nassar. Read more

 

30 April 2017

Cairo University Organises First Forum For Employment and Training with 60 Major Companies Participating

Cairo University organizes the first forum for employment and training, sponsored by Cairo University President. Nearly 60 companies including banks and assurance sectors, major industrial companies, petroleum companies, agricultural companies and private schools participate in the forum. Read more

Cairo University Signs Cooperation Protocol with Bayt El Khebra Company Group to Habilitate Students for Labor Market

Cairo University and Bayt El Khebra Company Group signs a cooperation protocol for training Cairo University students in entrepreneurship. The protocol is aimed at the development of training and skills for labor market. Read more

Cairo University Signs at Japan Construction Contract of New Abu Al Reesh Hospital worth $18,000,000

Cairo University President signs a construction contract during his visit to Japan on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, for establishing New Abu Al Reesh Hospital on a plot donated by Arab African International Bank. The contract was signed at the Egyptian Embassy in Tokyo. Read more

Creative Minds Contest

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, hosted its first “Creative Minds Contest” at the British University in Egypt to encourage talented students across Egyptian schools to express their creativity. Read more

Higher Education Ministry Considers Standardized Testing For University Admissions

The Higher Education Ministry is working on reviving a proposal to form the National Egyptian Council for Evaluation and Assessment which would manage students’ university admissions, said, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Universities. Read more

Laying the Foundation Stone of the Liver Transplant Building

President of Mansoura University, and Prof Ahmed Shaarawy – Governor of Dakahlia, laid the foundation stone for the new expansions of the Liver Diseases and Transplantation Building at the Gastroenterology Surgery center, Mansoura University. Read more

Producing the Largest Table Beetroot by a Research Team at Mansoura University

President of Mansoura University, received a research team at the Department of Plant Pathology. Read more

Protocol Signing between the Faculty of Law at the British University in Egypt and the International Advocacy Group (Eastlaws)

The Faculty of Law at the British University in Egypt and the International Advocacy Group (Eastlaws) have signed a protocol, by Professor Ahmed Hamad, President of the British University in Egypt, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the BUE and the head of the International Advocacy in the presence of the University Vice Presidents, Deans of the Faculties and many Staff members. Read more

The 7th International Conference of Oncology Center – Mansoura University

Under the auspice of Prof. Mohamed Kenawy, President of Mansoura University, the institution started the activities of the 7th International Conference of Oncology Center under the title of “the new in the field of treatment and surgery of breast and abdominal tumors” Read more

 

15 March 2017

Court Obliges AUC to Receive Tuition Fees Only in Egyptian Pounds

The Administrative Court has ordered the American University in Cairo (AUC) to receive its tuition fees from Egyptian students only in local currency, instead of US dollars, based on protocol No. 146 of 1976, promulgated as a presidential decree, which stated that the AUC operates as a “non-profit cultural institute” within the framework of the 1962 Egyptian-American Cultural Cooperation Agreement. Read more

Princess Fatma Ismail: The Woman Behind Cairo University

While Egypt yet strives for women’s right to proper education, let alone higher education, Ahram Online celebrates the woman behind the founding of Cairo University. Read more

US- Egypt Higher Education Initiative Graduate Scholarships for Professionals

The central administration for scholarships, in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development announces for the enrolment at the “US- Egypt Higher education initiative graduate scholarships for Egyptian professionals program. Read more

Young Egyptian Student Develops New Technique to Treat Cancer

Nancy Karem, a senior biotechnology student at the University of October Modern Sciences and Arts, developed a new medical technique involving nanotechnology which targets only cancerous or mutated cells and leave normal cells undamaged. Read more

 

15 February 2017

Medical Schools Add Female Genital Mutilation to Curricula

In a bid to curb the age-old practice, Egyptian medical students are to study female genital mutilation as part of their training in a country where more than 80% of mutilations are believed to be conducted by medical workers. Read more

 

31 January 2017

No Increase in University Tuition Fees

There will be no increase in tuition fees for both public and private Egyptian universities, Higher Education Minister Ashraf El-Sheehy said. Read more

 

15 November 2016

In The Arab World, an Academic Freedom Report Focuses on Egypt

A new report on academic freedom catalogs the use of travel bans in Egypt and says they are used to punish academics involved in political and human-rights activism. Read more

Opening the Operation of the New Devices in the Fetal Medicine Unit – Obstetrics and Gynecology Center

President of Mansoura University opened the operation of the new devices in the fetal medicine unit “Obstetrics and Gynecology center”, the training center for ultrasound, and in cooperation with Samsung for electronics. Read more

Organizing a Seminar to Encourage Ideas and Support Small and Medium Industries – Faculty of Engineering

Within the framework of Mansoura University’s ambitious strategy, president of Mansoura University met Eng. / Mahmoud Ahmed Kamal- vice executive manager for Egyptian industries union for governor relationships, the executive manager for companies’ management unit in the Egyptian industries union and the manager of industries support in the union. Read more

President of Mansoura University received the Kano’s Governor

A Nigerian delegation headed by governor of Kano, was received by president of Mansoura University to discuss the establishment of a new branch of Mansoura University in Nigeria. Read more

Private Universities Told to Ban ‘Insulting’ Research

Minister of Higher Education Ashraf al-Shihy has published a statement obliging private universities to review all research papers and thesis dissertations to ensure they do not include any “direct or indirect insult to societies or individuals belonging to any brotherly or friendly countries’. Read more

State Killings, Arrests and Travel Bans on Scholars

Thousands of students and hundreds of scholars remain in prison in Egypt, many for peacefully exercising their right to free expression. Read more

Wider Lessons from Vocational Education for Refugees

The worrisome level of unemployment among the Arab world’s youth is one of the biggest challenges facing the region. Read more

 

30 September 2016

Deep Generation Gap: Arab Professors vs. Students

At a conference in Algiers last spring, a middle-aged professor compared his generation to the students he teaches. Read more

Egypt, China Discuss Establishing Chinese University in New Administrative Capital

Minister of Higher Education met with Deputy Chinese Minister of Education, where they discussed the establishment of a Chinese university in the new administrative capital. Read more

Egypt Missing Targets on Research and Development

Egypt ranks among the world’s lowest-spending countries when it comes to research and development (R&D), with overall spending below that required by the Egyptian Constitution and well below Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Mansoura University Calls the 2016/2017 Academic Year “Students’ Activities Year”

Prof. Ashraf Abdelbaset; vice-president for students’ affairs declared that the academic year 2016/2017 will be “Students’ Activities Year. Read more

Sisi Approves New Law Raising Fees for ‘Work-Abroad’ Permits

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a legal amendment that will raise fees for Egyptians seeking government permission to work abroad. Read more

 

15 September 2016

Academics Slam Political Appointments to Key Committees

Academics have criticised the recent appointment of Egyptian government ministers and parliamentarians to key university committees by the Supreme Council of Universities, a state-run body responsible for higher education policy and overseeing institutions. Read more

 

31 July 2016

Six Islamists suspended amid crackdown on academics

Egypt’s main state-run Cairo University has suspended – for alleged corruption – six professors linked to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, as a crackdown on Islamist academics persists. Read more

Universities Worsen High Youth Unemployment

Egypt’s universities have failed to provide graduates with high-level, job market-related skills to fill more than 600,000 vacancies in the private sector, contributing to high levels of educated youth unemployment. Read more

 

30 June 2016

Egyptian Researchers Decry ‘Security Monitoring’

Many researchers believe they are losing more of the few academic freedoms they previously had. Read more

One of the Fastest Growing Universities in Egypt

Starting from our inauguration about 10 years ago, BUE has incorporated accreditation standards that comply 100 per cent with Britain’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education. Read more

Sisi Meets With PM, Higher Education Minister

During the meeting, Sheihi reviewed the national strategy for science, technology and innovation in Egypt until 2030. Read more

Universities to Forge Links with African Counterparts

Egypt plans to designate 2017 as a year of African cooperation in higher education, research and innovation. Read more

 

15 June 2016

15 Egyptian Universities among Top 100 in the Region

Fifteen Egyptian universities are among the leading 100 universities in the region, according to the rankings of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Read more

Al-Azhar Students Granted Release Pending Trial

After more than two years in detention, the Cassation Court ordered the release of some students affiliated with Misr Al-Qawiya party’s student movement at Al-Azhar University. Read more

Medical School Mulls Teaching Humanities

The medical school at Egypt’s state-run Suez Canal University has unveiled a plan to teach humanities, including fine arts and philosophy, in an attempt to enhance communication between junior doctors and patients. Read more

 

15 May 2016

A Step towards Exposing Egyptian Universities to the Arts

Although Alwan Cairo University has an independent identity from the original organisation, they have the same goal: to expose the arts and cultural activities to university students and give them a chance to explore their talents. Read more

Partnership Protocols between Japan, Menoufia University

Within the framework of the partnership program launched by the Japanese government, Ambassador of Japan in Cairo Takahiro Kagawa will visit Menoufia University, accompanied with a scientific delegation, for inking a number of cooperation protocols in the headquarters of the university in Shebin al-Kom. Read more

Row over University’s Closure of Nuclear Centre

A decision by the state-run Cairo University to close a nuclear energy centre has sparked a controversy as Egypt is planning to build its first nuclear plant. Read more

University Students Expelled over Anti-President Slogans

Egypt’s state-run Beni-Suef University has expelled three students after they were found to have painted slogans on campus criticising the country’s president. Read more

 

30 April 2016

Faculty Unsure About Higher Education’s Future, Daily Egyptian Poll Finds

Seventy-eight percent of faculty said they are concerned about their job security according to a poll conducted by the Daily Egyptian. Read more

Training Twenty African Doctors on Hemodialysis in Urology and Nephrology Center in Mansoura University

Mansoura University represented by vice president for graduate studies and research affairs organized the ninth international Hemodialysis training course for African countries. Read more

 

15 April 2016

German Government Delegation Visits German University in Cairo

A German delegation of top government officials paid a visit to the German University in Cairo (GUC) where they viewed recent projects carried out at the university. Read more

Higher Education Min. Lays Foundation Stone for Alexandria University Building Higher Education Minister laid the foundation stone for the building of the University of Alexandria in the Chadian capital N’Djamena. Read more

 

1 April 2016

Academics Stand in Solidarity with Nazra for Feminist Studies

One-hundred and twenty-five academics announced their support for Nazra for Feminist Studies head Mozn Hassan after she was summoned for investigation and charged in the reopening of the 2011 ”NGOs foreign funds” case. Read more

Government Invites Firms to Apply to Create MOOCS

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched a tender for local firms to help establish MOOCs – massive open online courses – under the Ministry of Higher Education. Read more

Three Students Expelled Over Top Prosecutor’s Slaying

Egypt’s state-run Islamic seminary, Al-Azhar University, has expelled three students accused of involvement in last year’s assassination of the country’s chief prosecutor. Read more

 

15 March 2016

Egyptian Court Rules Universities Must Provide Students Free Medical Care

An Egyptian administrative court ordered Saturday all universities to provide students with medical care free of charge. Read more

Egyptian-South Korean Technology University Among Multi-Billion Dollar Agreements Reached

Egyptian President joined his South Korean counterpart in signing nine agreements on joint cooperation in several fields that would see upgrades and developments in various sectors across Egypt, including the setting up of an Egyptian-South Korean technology university. Read more

 

29 February 2016

A Battle Over Veils at Cairo University

Cairo University has expanded the ban it previously imposed on wearing veils, known in Arabic as the “niqab,” inside its campuses. Read more

Four New Universities to Be Established Soon: Minister

Higher Education Minister Ashraf al-Sheehy disclosed that four new state-owned universities will be established in the Sinai, Red Sea and Marsa Matrouh governorates. Read more

Rights Groups Condemn Revocation of Study Permit

Over 20 rights groups condemned a December decision by Cairo University to end a postgraduate scholarship abroad for a staff member months after she started pursuing her studies. Read more

 

15 February 2016

Cairo University Takes Aim at Unlawful ‘Teaching’ Centres

Cairo University, Egypt’s biggest state-run academic institution, has initiated an action plan against thriving but unlawful ‘teaching centres’ in its vicinity, accusing them of “undermining the educational process”. Read more

Security Intrusions Inside the University Risk Revolution

Remote earlier about security intrusions that can damage the country as well as the president. Read more

Seeking Soft Power, China Seeks Arab Higher-Education Collaboration

Seeking “soft power” in the Arab world, China is setting up some educational collaboration to invest in the Arab world’s scientific and technical workforce. Read more

The Murder of Giulio Is an Attack on Academic Freedom

The body of Giulio Regeni was discovered in a ditch in Cairo on 2 February, showing evidence of torture and a slow and horrific death. Read more

 

January 2015

A Professor in Mansoura University Proposing a Huge Project for Paper Production

Prof. Mahmoud Zahran proposed a project for high-quality paper production out of the Juncus plant. The Juncus is a very high salinity endurance plant that can be found in the deserts and beaches of Egypt. It grows naturally in vast areas of lands along the Egyptian coast. Read more

Anger after Student Union Election Results Cancelled

A recent decision by the Egyptian authorities to cancel the results of the nation’s long-delayed university student union election has drawn condemnation from students and academics. Read more

Cairo U President Receives Death Threats Following Niqab Ban

Cairo University President Gaber Nassar claims he is receiving death threats following the university’s decision to ban the Niqab (face veil) among teaching staff. Read more

Egypt Upholds Ban on Niqab in Universities

An Egyptian court has upheld a decision by Cairo University, Egypt’s oldest institute of higher education, to bar lecturers from wearing the niqab (Islamic face-veil) in class. Read more

Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology a Priority: Deputy Minister

Genetic engineering and nanotechnology applications for the production of new and renewable energy should become a priority in scientific research, said Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Read more

Opening New Specialized Neurosurgery Clinics at Mansoura University

For developing the medical services at Mansoura University, President of Mansoura University opened eight Neurosurgery specialized clinics follow the Mansoura University Neurology Medical Center, which includes two important specialties: Neurology and Neurosurgery. Read more

Student Union to Meet Higher Education Minister to Resolve Crisis

A meeting was scheduled between the General Federation of Egypt’s Student Unions (SU) and Minister of Higher Education Ashraf Al-Shehy Sunday night in a bid to resolve the recent elections crisis, the federation said in an official statement. Read more

The National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education Accredits the Faculty of Engineering

The Council of the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education approved the accreditation of the Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University raising the number of accredited faculties at Mansoura University to seven. Read more

The Twenty-Ninth Conference of Integrative Pediatrics at Mansoura University

Mansoura University held the Twenty-Ninth Conference of Pediatrics entitled “Integrative Pediatrics” at the University Children’s Hospital. Read more

 

December 2015

Egypt, U.S. sign 5-year University Partnership Program

Egyptian and U.S. officials launched on Tuesday a $57 million Higher Education Program (HEPP), a key component of the flagship of $250 million Higher Education Initiative (HEI) that the two countries announced.  Read more

Egypt’s Student Union Calls for Higher Education Minister Dismissal

The crisis between Egypt’s Student Union and the Higher Education Ministry has escalated since the union called for the dismissal of the higher education minister. Read more

Top Islamic University to Open First Branch Campus

Al-Azhar University – considered the ‘Oxford’ of the Islamic world – is to open its first branch campus outside home country, Egypt.  Read more

 

November 2015

Curbs on Candidacy in Long-Delayed Student Elections Egypt’s first student elections since 2012 are to be held – but with restrictions imposed on candidacy that are being seen as aimed at excluding ‘dissident’ students. Read more

 

October 2015

77 Niqab-Wearing Faculty Members to Sue Cairo University President Seventy-seven niqab-wearing faculty members from across Cairo University are preparing to file a law suit against the university president. Read more

Al-Azhar University to Intensify Security Precautions Al-Azhar University has boosted its security measures during the first week of the academic year 2015/2016. Read more

Ban on Niqab-Wearing Lecturers Sparks Academic Row A ban by Cairo University, Egypt’s biggest public higher education institution, on women lecturers wearing the full-face veil – the niqab – has sparked controversy among academics in this mostly Muslim country. Read more

Cairo University Bans Niqab-Wearing Faculty from Teaching Cairo University, Egypt’s oldest higher education institution, issued a ban that would bar lecturers or teaching assistants wearing the niqab (full face veil) from teaching, the university announced. Read more

New Higher Education Regulatory Body to Boost Autonomy Egypt is to establish a Higher Education Regulatory Funding Authority, or HERFA, in collaboration with the United Kingdom. The aim is to create an improved and more autonomous higher education system. Read more

Students Return to University After Protest Warnings This year’s return to university has been mired in controversy over students’ political activities, with a senior university head threatening to “cut off the heads” of students who organise demonstrations without prior permission. Read more

 

September 2015

Controversial Higher Education Minister Replaced Egypt’s controversial minister of higher education has been replaced in a cabinet change unveiled recently. Read more

Higher Education Ministry Confidentially Grants Exceptions to Judges, Officers’ Sons, Daughters Higher Education Minister received confidential authorization from the Supreme Council of Universities, stating that the children of judges, police and army officers were to be exempt from geographical allocations in universities. Read more

NCHR Concerned Over University Geographical Allocation Exemptions for Sons, Daughters of Senior Officials The National Council for Human Rights expressed extreme concern over a confidential authorization from the Supreme Council of Universities stating that the sons and daughters of judges, police and army officers were to be exempt from geographical allocations in universities. Read more

Pro-Morsi Students Call for Protests Despite Minister’s Warning University students loyal to former president Mohamed Morsi called for fresh protests against the incumbent government. Read more

Students, Academics Oppose New University Entry System Some academics and students have slammed as unfair a new admissions system for public universities in Egypt, based on where students live. Read more

Universities under Siege Egyptian students and professors will soon return to universities which are experiencing the lowest levels of academic freedom the country has ever known. Read more

 

August 2015

Authorities Mull Reform of Outdated Open Education Egypt’s higher education authorities have said they are studying the development of open education programmes in the nation’s universities after the 25-year-old system drew widespread criticism. Read more

Islamic Seminary Tightens Dorm Curbs Amid Opposition Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, a stronghold of Islamists, has toughened procedures for staying in state-subsidised dormitories in a move the Islamic seminary’s administration says is targeting “troublemakers” among students. Read more

 

July 2015

Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia Sign Declaration on Scientific Research A joint declaration between Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, was signed in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to strengthen the cooperation between the three countries in the field of scientific research, especially in the areas of energy, water, health, agriculture and food production. Read more

Higher Education Minister: Egypt Independent Coverage Incomplete It is with much interest that I am keeping track of the coverage your respectable newspaper and website are giving to the status of higher education and universities in Egypt. I also appreciate the keenness with which you are addressing the Egyptian university issue. Read more

Mass Violations Against University Students – Report Egyptian university students are suffering from a sharp rise in harsh actions taken against them by security forces and university administrations. Read more

 

MAY 2015

Top University Launches Anti-harassment Campaign Cairo University recently became the first academic institution in Egypt to launch an initiative against sexual harassment, amid an alleged rise in the offence on campuses across the country. Read more

 

April 2015

E-Learning University Launches New MOOCs Platform The Egyptian E-Learning University has launched an open initiative called Learn4All that will provide free learning opportunities for everyone. Read more

 

March 2015

Mahlab Forms Specialized Committee to Improve Educational Curricula The committee is tasked not only with revising curricula of pre-university and university grades and formulating a strategic vision in proportion to each stage of education but also with providing technical advice after consulting experts in the education field. Read more

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Government Urged to Allow University Student Elections Students in Egypt are pushing the government to hold university student elections more than a year after their original due date, amid increasing on-campus restrictions. Read more

 

DECEMBER 2014

Court Upholds Decision to Ban Police from Entering Universities The supreme Administrative court upheld a decision to ban interior ministry personnel from entering university campuses for security purposes. Read more

 

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