30 April 2024

Students protest against corporations seen as pro-Israel

Students at Egypt’s American University in Cairo are demanding the school sever ties with corporations they accuse of supporting Israel. Their protests, escalating amidst renewed violence in Gaza, highlight a growing push on campus to hold the university accountable for its financial relationships. More

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education discusses ways of joint cooperation with Director of ALECSO

Egyptian officials seek to boost collaboration in education and science. Dr. Ayman Ashour, the Minister of Higher Education, met with Dr. Mohamed Weld Omar, Director General of ALECSO, to discuss strengthening partnerships. The focus is on achieving sustainable development goals through joint efforts in education and scientific research. More

A new international achievement by Mansoura University according to the QS World University Ranking of academic specializations for the year 2024

According to the QS World University Ranking of academic specializations for the year 2024, Mansoura University appeared in 12 global academic specializations and was among the 500 best universities in the world in 8 academic specializations. More

For the first time in Egyptian universities, 6 CU majors rank among the top 100 globally, and one major ranks among the top 40 in the British QS classification for the year 2024

Cairo University achieves a breakthrough in international rankings. Six of its programs rank among the top 100 globally according to the 2024 QS World University Rankings, with one program reaching the top 40. This marks a significant improvement for the university, which has seen its number of ranked programs jump by 50% in four years. More


31 March 2024


The Fulbright Commission in Egypt held its 5th annual Egyptian University Leadership Program. The program brought together university leaders to discuss innovation, entrepreneurship, and how research can be used to benefit the economy. This year’s program marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Egypt. More

Strategic investment in higher education: Pathway to national development, global competitiveness

Egypt’s planning and education ministers mapped out a higher education investment plan for 2024/2025. The focus is on attracting private funding for new universities, improving quality control in existing ones, and expanding technological universities. Despite budgetary limitations, the government prioritizes funding higher education. More

Egypt’s Higher Education Ministry launches investment arm

Egypt is revamping its higher education system with a new investment arm. The goal is to attract more private funding, international partnerships, and establish new universities. This comes amid a surge in the number of universities in the country, but also a call for improved quality control. More


31 January 2024

Alumna Appointed UN Senior Humanitarian and Reconstruction Coordinator for Gaza

The first deputy prime minister and first woman to serve as minister of finance in the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag ’85 was recently appointed UN senior humanitarian and reconstruction coordinator for Gaza. Read more

Egypt’s First Electric Car to Be Significant Leap for Industry: Higher Education Minister  

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour Met With The Team Responsible For Developing The Country’s First Electric Car, Hailing It As A Significant Leap Forward For The Electric Car Industry And A Source Of New Jobs. Read more

HE Systems Are Out of Sync with Africa’s Human Capital Needs

The gap between Africa and the rest of the world in the development of job skills is widening and the challenge is that universities and other tertiary education institutions on the continent are not producing enough graduates with the knowledge and skills required by their regional economies, according to the Addis Ababa-based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Read more

President El-Sisi Advances Higher Education Facilities

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi convened with top officials to discuss the enhancement of higher education facilities in Egypt. The meeting, attended by Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ayman Ashour, focused on the progress of new university projects nationwide. Read more

President Sisi Directs to Keep Raising Quality, Efficiency, Competitiveness of University Education in Egypt

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi followed-up on the implementation of the state’s plans to improve the quality of university education and link it to the labor market and development needs, on Saturday, said Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy in a statement. Read more

Public School Initiative Honored by Ministry of Education

On December 31st, 2023, the Ministry of Education celebrated the success of the School University Partnership (SUP) at the Abou El Enein school in New Cairo. The Minister of Education expressed gratitude to AUC for their pivotal role in the initiative’s success, and announced plans to integrate SUP into the national strategic plan, extending its reach across all Egyptian educational directorates. Read more

Scholar of the Year: Tarek Shawki

The Association of Egyptian American Scholars was established in the United States and Canada in 1973 to create a forum for North American-Egyptian scholars, facilitating dialogue and promoting partnerships with their Egyptian counterparts through mutual scholarly endeavors and annual conferences that contribute to Egypt’s scientific and cultural development. Read more

Science Visas for African Researchers Could Promote Mobility

The time is ripe for African countries to consider designating a new category of travel visas dedicated to scientists and researchers to facilitate scientific development on the continent. Such a scientific visa would help ease mobility within the continent and beyond and facilitate research collaboration between African researchers and their foreign counterparts. Read more

Sisi Briefed on Progress in New Universities Projects Nationwide

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Saturday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour. Read more

Suez Canal University Ranks Among Top 25 Universities in Arab Rankings

Suez Canal University has been ranked 23rd among Arab universities and 11th among Egyptian universities in the first edition of the Arab University Rankings, launched by the Arab Universities Union in cooperation with the Arab League, the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO), … Read more


30 November 2023

3.7 mln Students Enrolled in Higher Education in Egypt in Academic Year 2022-2023

As for the most important indicators in Egypt as far as numbers of students in higher education are concerned, the number of enrolled students in higher education reached 3.7 million during the academic year 2022-2023, compared to 3.5 million students during the academic year 2021-2022, with an increase of 5.7%. Read more

5.7 % Increase in Number of Students Enrolled in Higher Education in 2022/2023

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a press release on the occasion of International Students’ Day, in which the World Federation of Students announced 17th November as the annual World Day for students to celebrate in their educational institutions in various parts of the world … Read more

Ambassador Of Belarus S.Terentiev Meets The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Of Egypt

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sergei Terentiev, met with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt, Mohamed Ayman Ashour. Read more

ARCE’s “Egyptian Cultural Heritage Now” Conference Opens Doors at AUC Tahrir Campus 

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is collaborating with several partners, including the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, UNESCO, ICOM Egypt, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), to unveil ARCE’s (The American Research Center in Egypt) Egyptian Cultural Heritage Now conference taking place… Read more 

AU Calls for Investment in Education, Skills Development in Africa

The African Union (AU) has called for further investments in education and skills development in Africa by applying a new form of social contract. The call was made by Mohamed Belhocine, the AU commissioner for education, science, technology, and innovation, addressing the fifth Session of the Committee on Social Policy, on Social Policy, Poverty and Gender, … Read more

AUC Partners to Create Executive Diploma in Sustainability

Building on the University’s expertise and proven track record in sustainability and its history of excellence in professional education, AUC will offer an Executive Diploma in Sustainability to train and empower 200 Emirati public servants as the United Arab Emirates prepares to host COP28 in November. Read more

British University in Egypt Becomes the First Phoenix Contact’s Edunet Member in the Middle East

Phoenix Contact is proud to present EduNet, the international higher education network which encourages collaboration between higher education institutions and industry in automation. Read more

Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Quran Academy for Young Scholars to Develop Cooperation  

A delegation from the New York-based Quran Academy For Young Scholars (QAFYS) held talks with officials of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic University here. Read more

Egypt Ready to Train Its Agricultural, High Technology Specialists in Belarus 

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Terentyev met with Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt Mohamed Ayman Ashour on 12 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more

Engineering Emerges as an Area of Strength in Subject Rankings

A total of 112 universities in 17 African countries have been ranked in the 20th edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject 2024, an index that each year lists institutions’ performance in academic fields across 11 selected subject areas. Read more

Exceptional Sixth-Grade Student Fast-Tracked to University in Egypt 

The Egyptian Cabinet has decided to fast-track a sixth-grade student from Damietta, a northern region of Egypt, directly to university level, specifically to the Faculty of Science, bypassing the standard elementary and secondary schooling stages. Read more

Glimpsing Future Careers from the Top Floor

As part of AUC’s ongoing commitment to experiential learning, construction engineering undergraduates visited Egypt’s New Administrative Capital to explore hands-on the advanced construction methods and state-of-the-art electromechanical systems being employed. Read more

Higher Education Min. Asserts Depth of Ties Between Egypt, Belarus

Minister of Higher Education Ayman Ashour asserted the depth of ties binding Egypt and Belarus especially in the fields of higher education and scientific research, terming those ties as positive and fruitful. Read more

Huawei, UNESCO Celebrate TeOSS Project’s Impact on Education in Egypt 

Global technology giant Huawei has unveiled the achievements of its Technology-enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS) project, which aims to strengthen education in Egypt and two other African countries, in collaboration with UNESCO. Read more

Korean Ambassador Vows to Enhance Education Cooperation with Egypt

The Korean Ambassador to Egypt Kim Yonghyon, met the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Mohamed Ayman Ashour on Monday and discussed means to enhance cooperation in the field of higher education, science, and technology. Read more

Msh Zanbik Anti-Sexual Harassment Arts Project Awarded by Times Higher Education

Msh Zanbik is a collaborative research project whereby a series of original plays about sexual harassment and assault in Egypt were created to understand the issue from the perspective of Egyptian university students and educate people about it. Read more

Professional Students Can Now Earn Academic Bachelor Degreesegypt’s

Supreme Administrative Court has decided that graduates from the country’s open education system, which focuses on professional qualifications, must be treated equally to graduates from traditional universities who obtain academic bachelor degrees. Read more

Skills Development for Nuclear Energy Management in Africa

Thirteen member states were represented at this year’s Nuclear Energy Management school, hosted by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). Read more

Students from Africa Have Expectations and Doubts About COP28

During preparatory events ahead of COP28, youth perspectives have been deliberately sought and are expected to be amplified by the 2023 presidency which intends to “centre youth perspectives in international climate policy-making, setting a model for future COPs”, … Read more

Study Identifies Leaders in AI-Driven Healthcare Research

Although South Africa is in the third position of the top 10 productive countries in the world regarding artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare research in Africa after the United Kingdom and the United States, it has only one university – the University of Cape Town – included in the list of the top 10 institutions in the world. Read more

Swansea’s Egypt Centre hosts never-before-seen artefacts

Swansea University’s Egypt Centre given rare opportunity to host and study the artefacts that date back 6,000 years. Having spent much of their existence in private collections, over 800 rare Egyptian antiquities have arrived at Swansea University’s Egypt Centre, … Read more

The Right to HE is not Yet a Reality in Africa

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has urged African countries to make the right to higher education a reality on the continent by reducing the cost of studying, expanding access, providing quality education and erasing gender inequalities. Read more


31 October 2023

Anwar: Issue of 60 Pahang Students ‘Stranded’ in Egypt Resolved [NSTTV]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the issue involving 60 students from Pahang who were unable to continue their studies at Al-Azhar University has been successfully resolved after discussions with Sheikh of Al-Azhar Professor Dr Ahmed el-Tayeb. Read more

AUC Students March in Solidarity with Palestine

Earlier on Sunday, the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and Harvard Graduate Students for Palestine expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people, lamenting the increasing civilian casualties and highlighting the role of Israeli colonial occupation in fueling the violence. Read more

Clearer Policies Needed for Transnational Education

While the overall operating environment for transnational education (TNE) in Egypt is “positive and enabling”, there are key differences between formal policies, procedures and regulations governing TNE and what must be undertaken in practice. Read more

Egypt Comes in 3rd Place in Arab World for Quality of Education 

Egypt has worked over the past years to improve the educational system for technical education in Egyptian universities. In December 2021, the House of Representatives approved a draft law establishing the Egyptian Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Technical Education and Vocational Training. Read more

Egyptian Students Hold on-Campus Protests Against Israeli Atrocities in Palestine’s Gaza

Egyptian students held Thursday on-campus demonstrations, at both public and private universities, to express their rage with the massive number of human losses caused by Israel among civilians in Palestine’s Gaza Strip. Read more 

Egypt’s Higher Education Minister Honors Kuwaiti Students

Egypt’s Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Ayman Ashour honored Sunday several Kuwaiti students studying in Egypt for their outstanding academic performance, in a ceremony co-organized by Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and Egypt. Read more

Egypt & Korea Discuss Enhancing Higher Education, Tech Cooperation” 

The Korean Ambassador, Mr. Kim Yonghyon, met the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Muhammad Ayman Ashour on Monday, 30 October 2023 and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of higher education, science and technology between the two countries. Read more

Egypt Wins First Place in Arab Fintech Challenge in Dubai

The Egyptian American University team won first place in the Arab FinTech Challenge for universities at GITEX Dubai 2023, which is sponsored by FinTech Egypt powered by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), the bank said in a statement on Saturday. Read more

EUI Engineering Students Excel In International Courses

Egypt University of Informatics (EUI) has announced that 30 students from its Faculty of Engineering have achieved the top positions in the courses they took from the University of Bordeaux and Purdue University West Lafayette in the United States. Read more

Japan and Al-Azhar Lead The Times’ Egyptian Universities’ Rankings

Egypt-Japan University of Science & Technology and Al-Azhar University have secured a presence in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, ranking at 601-800 and 801-1000, respectively. Read more

Refugee HE Enrolment Rises Almost Halfway to the 2030 Target

Global enrolment of refugees in higher education increased from 1% in 2019 to 7% in 2023, almost reaching the halfway mark towards the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) target of at least 15% enrolment by 2030 (the ‘15by30’ target). Read more

Students in Africa Are Among the Most Dissatisfied Globally

African universities score poorly on all metrics of student satisfaction save for online classroom experience where South African institutions scored higher than the global average, according to the 2023 Global Student Satisfaction Awards report just released. Read more

Sustainability is Etched into Activities at Ain Shams

At Ain Shams University in Egypt, sustainability has been etched into the institution’s educational and research activities, environmental strategy and operations, and its vision which seeks to create pathways for innovative mitigation and adaptation solutions and collaboration for Egypt and the region. Read more

Swansea’s Egypt Centre Celebrates 25 Years with Special Anniversary Event

The Egypt Centre at Swansea University recently held a special event commemorating 25 years since its doors opened for the first time. On Saturday 7 October, the award-winning museum welcomed 158 guests, in-person and via Zoom, to mark this incredible milestone. Read more

University Hospitals in Egypt Grow to 125 Since 2014

The number of university hospitals in Egypt grew from 88 in 2014 to 125 in 2023 so the number of regular beds and beds in intensive-care units became 36,932 and 4,950, respectively. The former figures were 28,958 and 3,000. Further, the number of beds in incubators increased to 856 up from 656. Read more

University of Hertfordshire in Egypt, Hosts First Graduation Ceremony for The Graduating Class of 2023

It is with great honour that the University of Hertfordshire in Egypt announces its first graduation ceremony on the 30th of September 2023 at the university’s main campus in the New Administrative Capital. Read more


30 September 2023

Cairo Univ. President, Amb. of Dijibouti Talk Renewing Religious Discourse

President of Cairo University, Dr. Mohamed Othman Al-Khosht, received Ahmed Ali Berri, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to Cairo and its permanent representative to the League of Arab States, and his accompanying delegation, to discuss ways of enhancing aspects of joint cooperation in the academic, … Read more

Educational Tourism Initiative Lures International Students

Egypt has launched an educational tourism initiative that will provide scholarships and residency rights along with cultural support benefits to attract Arab, African and foreign students to study at its universities and higher education institutions for economic and educational gain. Read more

Egypt, KOICA Sign $8m Agreement to Enhance Educational Capacity of Beni-Suef Technological University

Egypt and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement on Wednesday to enhance the educational capacity of Beni-Suef Technological University (BST). Read more

Egypt University of Informatics (EUI): Pioneering the Future of ICT Education in MENA

Several universities are about to welcome their new cohort of students for the academic year 2023-2024 with open arms. Transitioning from school to university takes a lot of time and planning for students. Read more

Guinean Cycles Via African Nations to Study at Al-Azhar University

Mamadou Safayou Barry, a Guinean student, who cycled from his home country almost all the way to Egypt to study at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, has been offered full support by Sunni Islam’s highest seminary. Read more

Higher Education in Egypt: Major Changes 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour recently issued a ministerial decree stating the faculty of engineering at Cairo University will change to the credit hours system, positioning the faculty as the first government university to allow students to graduate in four years. Read more

More HE Students Seek Private Tutoring – Is It a Problem?

While significant attention has been given to private supplementary tutoring (PST) in pre-university education, private tutoring in higher education has received little attention in the academic literature, despite it becoming more common in North African countries. Read more


31 August 2023

100 Scholarships for Outstanding Upper Egyptian Graduates in NAC Foreign Universities

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research signed an agreement on Wednesday to grant 100 scholarships to outstanding Upper Egyptian Thanaweya Amma students — high school graduates — to study at foreign universities in the New Administrative Capital (NAC). Read more

Accommodation for Students Entails More Than Just a Roof

Student housing can be identified as a social infrastructure that allows students to participate in social and educational activities, removing barriers and promoting equality and cohesion on campus. Read more

Africa is Home to the Oldest and Youngest Universities

The African continent is home to four of the world’s oldest universities and also to some of the planet’s youngest, first-ever universities in a given country, with some countries having established their first institutions less than 10 years ago. Read more

Africa-Russia HE Cooperation Plan Reflects Geopolitical Tussles

Africa and Russia are planning to cooperate more closely in the higher education and scientific research spheres, including formulating joint research and educational projects in nuclear, space, and digital technologies along with artificial intelligence, networking among Russian and African universities, and enhancing student and academic mobility. Read more

Al Ahly SC Inks a Two-Year Agreement With Universities of Canada In Egypt as Its Exclusive Educational Partner

In a press conference held at Al Ahly Sporting Club, on July 30, 2023, Universities of Canada in Egypt (UofCanada), which hosts international branches of the University of Prince Edward Island and Toronto Metropolitan University in the New Administrative Capital, announced that it has reached an agreement with Al Ahly… Read more

Association of Islamic Universities Conference Calls on States to Develop Co-Existence, Tolerance

The Association of Islamic Universities’ scientific conference was held Monday under the theme: ” The Framing of Freedoms in accordance with Islamic Values and the Principles of International Law”: … Read more

Azhar University President Congratulates Mufti Over Mandate Extension 

President of Azhar University Salama Dawoud congratulated on Sunday Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam over President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decision to extend his mandate for one year. Read more

Cairo and Mansoura Universities Won First Place as the Best Environmentally Friendly University

Cairo and Mansoura Universities won first place as the best environmentally friendly university for the year 2023, and Ain Shams University came in second place, in the second round of the competition that began in 2022. Read more

Cairo University: Towards a Model Green Institution

Cairo University aims to become a model green university and has been undertaking various initiatives towards environmental sustainability. Read more

Egyptian Students Design Robot to Distribute Exam Papers

A team of students at the faculty of artificial intelligence at Kafr El-Sheikh University in Egypt have designed a robot, controlled by an app, that can distribute examination papers across the university’s campus. Read more

Egyptian Academic Year 2023 for Schools, Universities Starts September 30

Egypt’s Ministry of Education approved the start date for the 2023 academic year to be on September 30 until June 8, 2024, totaling 35 weeks for various educational stages in public, language and private schools. Read more

Egyptian Students with Equivalencies Can Apply for Faculty Aptitude Tests Online Starting Thursday

High school graduates with Arabic and foreign equivalent certificates can apply electronically for faculty qualification tests for the academic year 2023/24 starting Thursday. Read more

Egypt Launches Scholarship Programs for International Students to Study in Its Universities 

Egypt has launched a major new initiative – dubbed EGYAID – with scholarships and residency rights to attract more international students to the country’s universities as part of transforming the country’s higher education institutions into fourth-generation schools. Read more

Egypt, Japanese University Cooperate to Modernize Agriculture in New Valley

Chairman of the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) Islam Abou El Magd discussed with a JICA delegation the prospective joint project with Sophia University to modernize agriculture in the New Valley governorate. Read more

Egypt Launches Training, Funding Programmes at Universities Within ‘Productive Student’ Initiative

Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine al-Qabbaj announced Monday the launch of a number of training programmes within the “Productive Student” initiative targeting 10,000 university students at 32 public and private universities. Read more

Egypt, Somalia Review Higher Education, Research Cooperation

Minister of Higher Education Ayman Ashour underlined the depth of Egyptian-Somali relations, especially in the fields of higher education and scientific research. He made the remarks during a meeting with Somali Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education Farah Sheikh Abdulqadir. Read more

Egypt to Hold Placement Tests for University Students Returning From Ukraine, Sudan

Egypt will hold placement tests for its students transferring from Ukrainian and Sudanese universities on Sunday 27 August so that they can join the Egyptian universities, a statement by the Ministry of Emigration read on Thursday. Read more

Egypt Universities to Hold Placement Exams for Students Transferring from Russia, Sudan Universities 

Placement exams will be available on Sunday 27 August for Egyptian students transferring from Russian and Sudanese universities wishing to complete their studies in Egypt, as approved by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research… Read more

For The 17th Year in A Row, Enactus Egypt Competition Concludes with A Grand Celebration Sponsored by Orange Egypt 

Orange Egypt took part in the closing ceremony of the Enactus Egypt Competition 2023, which it sponsored for the 17th year in a row. Eng. Yasser Shaker, CEO and Managing Director of Orange Egypt and Chairman of the Enactus Egypt Board of Trustees, honored the first three winning teams. Read more

Fossil of 41m-Year-Old Miniature Whale Discovered by Mansoura University Researchers

President of Mansoura University Sherif Khater announced that a team of the university researchers unearthed a fossil of a pint-size whale that lived around 41m years ago, in a new scientific achievement in the field of palaeology. Read more

Green Buildings: A Sustainable Path to Student Housing?

The increase in African urbanisation and shortage of campus accommodation due to the growth of the student population are making the adoption of green building practices an environmentally friendly and sustainable path to resilient, affordable housing. Read more

Higher Education Min. Attends Signing of Contract on Egypt’s First Locally

Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Ayman Ashour attended the signing ceremony of contracts on Egypt’s first locally-manufactured electric vehicle (EV). Read more

Inspiration in Education: The Future University in Egypt Unveiled

Future University in Egypt (FUE) has emerged as one of Egypt’s leading private universities since its founding in 2006. Recognized for its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, FUE strategically occupies a prime location in the heart of new Cairo. Read more

Kafr El-Sheikh University to Represent Egypt in Enactus World Cup 2023

Yasser Shaker, CEO and Managing Director of Orange Egypt and Chairperson of Enactus Egypt, has announced that Kafr El-Sheikh University will represent Egypt in the Enactus World Cup 2023 that kicks off next October in the Netherlands. Kafr El-Sheikh University won the first place in Enactus Egypt… Read more

LIBF MENA Joins Forces with Nile University to Boost Business Education in Egypt 

In a mission to boost business education in Egypt by brining global expertise and making British financial education accessible , Nile University (NU) has signed an MoU with The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) MENA. Read more

Numbers Of Universities Doubled Since 2014

Minister of High Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour asserted a quantum leap has been achieved in the high education sector since 2014, given the total number of students in higher education was estimated at one million in nine years. Read more

Parents of Coventry University Egypt Students Object to ” Illegal Tuition Hike” 

Parents of students at Coventry University’s Egypt branch have submitted an official objection to the university’s decision to increase annual tuition fees by more than 100%. The parents say the Coventry University’s decision is illegal, as it violates Egyptian law. Read more

Results Of Thanaweya Amma’s Second Tansik Phase To Be Out Within 72 Hours…

Students of Egypt’s Thanaweya Amma (national high school system) who submitted their public college preferences in the second enrollment phase will get the results within 72 hours, said the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Read more

Study Calls for Charter for the Ethical Use of AI in HE

Universities must put in place artificial intelligence (AI) ethical charters that academic communities must adhere to when dealing with AI applications in various aspects of the educational process, including research, teaching, and learning.  Read more

Thanaweya Amma Students with Highest Grades to Submit College Preferences Next Week

A total of 112,240 students with the highest grades in Thanaweya Amma (final high school year) exams this year will submit their desired public colleges next week from Saturday until Wednesday, a step that allows them to compete for leading faculties. Read more


31 July 2023

22nd AAU COREVIP Sets Stage for Advancing Excellence in African Higher Education

The biennial Conference for Rectors, Vice Chancellors, and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) is underway in Windhoek, Namibia, under the theme: Advancing Excellence in African Higher Education”. Read more

Cairo University’s JAR Tops Egyptian, African Periodicals in Clarivate Analytics

Cairo University Journal of Advanced Research (JAR) topped the Egyptian and African periodicals in the Clarivate Analytics for the year 2022. This came in a report received by Cairo University President Mohamed Elkhosht. Read more

Egypt Builds More Polytechnic Universities Amid Skilled Worker Shortage 

Egypt is building more polytechnic universities to tackle the shortage of skilled technicians and specialized workers, one of the factors that hold the populous country from moving upward the international value chain. Read more

Egypt’s Atomic Energy Authority Begins 1st Summer Internship Programme

The Atomic Energy Authority began Sunday for the first time the summer internship programme targeted at public and private university students and that will last for three months with the aim of reaching 1,900 interns over the years. Read more

Faculty Aptitude Test Application for Thanaweya Amma Students Extended

Egypt’s Thanaweya Amma (final school year) students will be able to apply for faculty qualification exams up until 3 August, an extension from the original deadline of 27 July, stated the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour on Thursday. Read more

Faculty Aptitude Test Application for Thanaweya Amma Students Extended 

Egypt’s Thanaweya Amma (final school year) students will be able to apply for faculty qualification exams up until 3 August, an extension from the original deadline of 27 July, stated the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour on Thursday. Read more

Fifteen Egyptian universities make QS World Ranking for 2024 

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt, Ayman Ashour, announced that 15 Egyptian universities have joined the Quacquarelli Symonds World Classification for the year 2024. Read more

New Academic Year to Start September 30 

The Higher Education Ministry said Saturday the 2023-2024 academic year at universities will start on September 30. The decision was approved by the Supreme Council of Universities in its meeting Saturday under Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour, the ministry said in a statement. Read more

New Medical City May Bring Opportunity and Inequality

Egypt’s first international medical city is set to be established to offer global standards of medical education through a medical sciences university and colleges which will grant degrees equivalent to European certificates. Read more

UAE, Egypt to Deepen Cooperation in Higher Education and Scientific Research

Sheikh Dr. Ammar bin Nasser Al Mualla, Attaché of Education and Technology Sciences of the UAE in Egypt, discussed with Mohamed Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt, ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries … Read more


30 April 2023

Africa’s Universities Are Surging in the World Rankings

Ten years ago, the then-head of the University of Cape Town, Max Price, made a powerful case for Africa to compete against the best in the world in the global university rankings. Read more

Cairo, East London Universities Sign Dual Degrees Deal 

Cairo University has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of East London to launch an academic program granting dual degrees and certificates. Signed within the framework of the National Strategy for Higher Education and Scientific Research 2030, the program will be applied at Cairo University International branch … Read more

Egyptian Students in Sudan Consider Transferring to Local Universities 

Secretary General of the Private Universities Council Mohamed Helmy al-Ghor and Head of the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Mohamed Samir Hamza met Thursday – via videoconferencing – with a number of Egyptian students who are studying at Sudanese universities. Read more

Growing Concern About Impact on Society, HE

Dozens of deaths and a growing number of injuries have been reported in Sudan, which is also affecting the academic community as part of the country’s civil society. Read more

International Students Among Trapped in Sudan

Thousands of foreign students from Africa, Middle East and Asia have been left stranded across Sudan, as factional fighting has begun in the country. Read more 

Helwan Univ. Wins Multiple Awards in GEVC in UAE, Qualifies for Next Stage in U.S. 

Helwan University announced that the E-Rally team at the Faculty of Engineering in El-Matareya won many awards in the “Global Electric Vehicle Challenge” GEVC, which was hosted on the lands of the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Inbound and outbound student trends for South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco

Universities and colleges in the West and Eastern Europe are competing intensely for students in Africa to further diversify their campuses. Outbound mobility is soaring in Nigeria and increasing steadily in countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. Read more

More Civilian Deaths, Louder Calls for Dialogue in Sudan

The higher education community in Sudan, including several universities, their academics and students, has taken a stand as part of a pro-democracy movement to call for an end to the war in the country and for humanitarian support for citizens affected by the military clashes between the national army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, that erupted on 15 April. Read more

More University Choices 

The Supreme Council for Universities (SCU) agreed on 27 March to annul the rules concerning regional distribution for university acceptance, starting in the 2023-24 academic year, reports Reem Leila. Read more

Over 5,000 Egyptian Students Stuck in Sudan, Send Distress Calls

Over ten thousand Egyptians in Sudan, at least half of whom are students pursuing their studies in the country’s universities, released a distress call to their country to secure their safe return after being caught in the crossfire of the warring parties. Read more

Research Contribution on Cardiovascular Disease Remains Low

Cardiovascular research output from African researchers over the past 50 years remains low, despite marked progress. The annual number of journal articles increased from four publications in 1971 to 3,867 in 2020, according to a study that scanned Web of Science and other sources and retrieved data of publications related to African authorship. Read more

Russian in Egypt’s Schools: A New Take on ‘the Great Game’

Three hundred years of imperial rivalry between Russia and the Anglophone states have washed up on the shores of Egypt. The latest development is a plan to make Russian available as a second language in an unspecified number of schools and colleges. Read more

Universities in Six Countries Feature in Subject Rankings

Seventeen departments in African universities are among the world’s top-100 places to study the subjects that they offer, according to the 13th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 that were released in March. Read more

Universities Play Important Role in Advancing National Industry

Students at the 6th of October University of Technology have managed to manufacture the 1st portable spinning and weaving machine, under a university spinning and weaving equipment operation and maintenance program, the university revealed in a statement on Saturday. Read more


31 March 2023

Academic Freedom in Decline in 22 Countries Worldwide

Over the past decade, academic freedom has declined in more than 22 countries representing more than half of the world’s population, four billion people, says the Academic Freedom Index: Update 2023 (AFI), a new study, produced by researchers at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Institute of Political Science (FAUIPS, Erlangen-Nuremberg), Germany, and the V-Dem Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read more

Al Azhar University Partners with Google to Empower Students with Latest Learning Solutions

Google Cloud announced on Tuesday inking a collaboration agreement with Al Azhar University, one of the Islamic world’s first and most prestigious educational institutions. Read more

Al Azhar University Selects Google Workspace for Education to Empower Faculty and Students

Google Cloud announced today a collaboration with Al Azhar University, one of the Islamic world’s first and most prestigious educational institutions. The collaboration involves deploying Google Workspace for Education (GWFE)… Read more

‘Egypt wants to collaborate with Pakistani varsities’

The vice-chancellor of Cairo University, Egypt, has said that Egyptian universities intend to collaborate with Pakistani universities in various research fields and want to launch mutual students-teachers exchange programme. Read more

Higher Education Minister Takes Part in Conf. of Arab Universities

The 55th edition of the general conference of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) kicked off in Tunisia Saturday 18/03/2023 with the participation of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour. Read more

Minister of Higher Education Witnesses the Signing Ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding…

In implementation of the presidential directives to establish partnerships with prestigious international universities, Prof. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, witnessed the activities of the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between Al-Ahly Sera Company and Seneca University… Read more

New Damietta City ‘Free of Illiteracy’

The President of Damietta University al-Sayed Mohamed Daadour said that the illiteracy rate in New Damietta City is currently 5.2 percent. He told Al-Masry Al-Youm, “This percentage now qualifies us to officially announce the New Damietta City without illiteracy, in implementation of the university’s initiative … Read more

New Scientific Strategy is a Shift Towards Sustainability

Egypt has launched a higher education and scientific research strategy to upgrade higher education institutions and develop Egyptian Universities 4.0 for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Egypt’s Vision 2030. Read more

Open Science Drive Gets Buy-in From University Leaders

A greater understanding of open science appears to be taking root among university leaders in North and East Africa, with many of them keen to take proactive steps to support efforts for the adoption thereof within their institutions. Read more

Regulator FRA (Egypt) Sharpens Focus on Sustainability with UK Banking Alliance

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) and Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), represented by the Regional Center of Sustainable Finance (RCSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Sustainable Finance via dedicated financial tools, standards and reporting. Read more

Russian to be Studied as Second Foreign Language in Egyptian Schools, Universities

Russian is set to be studied as a second foreign language in Egyptian schools and universities, announced the Russian Ministry of Education in a statement. This topic was discussed at the 14th meeting of the joint Russian-Egyptian commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation,… Read more

The National Strategy for Higher Education 2030

Promoting the state of Egypt’s education system is in line with the country’s comprehensive development plan, initiated by the Ministry of Planning in order to serve as a framework for the work of other ministries and state agencies by 2030. Read more


28 February 2023

British Council announces Egyptian Winners of UK Alumni Awards 2022-2023 

The British Council in Cairo awarded four alumni of UK universities with the UK Alumni Award 2022-2023 for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and for their contribution to strengthening ties between the two countries. Read more

Cairo University to Establish its 1st Faculty for Robotics and AI Apps

The President of Cairo University, Mohamed Othman Elkhosht, discussed with the Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Reda Abdel Wahab Al-Khuraib, a report on the establishment of the Faculty of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Applications at Cairo International University … Read more

Egypt’s Embassy in Moscow Solves Egyptian Students’ Issue at Ural University

The Egyptian embassy in Moscow succeeded in making Russia’s Ural Federal University refrain from expelling a group of Egyptian students, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced. Read more

Embrace It or Reject It? Academics Disagree About ChatGPT

From suggestions to ban ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, to adjusting curricula and assessment formats, the academic community in North Africa, as in other parts of the world, disagrees about how the higher education sector should respond to the latest text tool. Read more

Escaping ‘Bibliometric Coloniality’, ‘Epistemic Inequality’

Africa’s scholarly journals compete on an unequal playing field because of a lack of funding and the struggle to sustain academic credibility. Read more

Higher Education Min. Stresses Depth of Egypt-Uzbekistan Relations

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour asserted the depth and strength of relations binding Egypt and Uzbekistan, particularly in the fields of higher education and scientific research. Read more

Menoufia University Selected Among Best Egyptian Universities in Spanish Webometrics Ranking

Menoufia University was selected among the best Egyptian universities, according to the Spanish Webometrics University Ranking.The classification includes 14 Egyptian universities, announced President of Menoufia University, Dr. Ahmed Farag El-Kased. Read more

Russia Plans to Launch Nuclear University in Egypt

Konstantin Mogilevsky, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, announced plans to inaugurate a branch of the Russian National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Egypt. Read more

The Minister of Higher Education inaugurates the activities of the National Wheat Day Conference…

Egypt celebrated National Wheat Day with a first-ever conference co-sponsored by IFPRI. Egypt Today reported that the “Minister of Higher Education emphasized the role of IFPRI and CGIAR in providing global scientific and technological support” in partnership with educational and research institutions, as well as universities. Read more

Universities of Canada in Egypt

A Canadian campus hosting top Canadian Universities with futuristic programs, The Universities of Canada in Egypt opened in 2018 as the first International Branch Campus (IBC) in Egypt. Read more

University Professor Says Upland Rice Can be Cultivated in Egypt 

Professor of lands and water resources at Cairo University Nader Noureddine said on Tuesday that the idea of cultivating Egyptian upland rice has been applied in some areas of al-Sharqia Governorate, Nile delta. Read more

US Commits Additional $25m to Expand Career Centres to Egyptian Public Universities 

The US Government pledged an additional $25m to expand the University Centers for Career Development to all public universities and select other higher education institutions in Egypt. Read more


31 January 2023

250 Russian Scholarships Offered to Egypt

The Head of the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector, Ashraf Al-Azazy, received Murad Gatin, the Director of Russian Cultural Centers in Egypt, in the presence of Denis Bronikov, the Director of Russian Language Courses.Al-Azazy welcomed the Egyptian-Russian cooperation in the field of education and scientific research, …Read more

ADA University, Egyptian Institute of Diplomatic Studies Sign MoU 

The document was signed by Vice Rector of ADA University, Director of the Institute for Development and Diplomacy (IDD) Fariz Ismailzade and Director of the Institute of Diplomatic Studies of Egypt Walid Haggag. Read more

A Tour Inside Historic Cairo University Clock

Egypt Today was keen to pay a special tour of the historic building of the Cairo University Clock, especially after its development, in order to see the details of its establishment, the dynamics of work, and the clock ticks. Read more

AU’s ‘Neocolonial Entanglement’ Undermines HE Policies

To regain legitimacy as a leading continental organisation, the African Union (AU) needs to decolonise itself and rely more on its member states to refocus its regional higher education policy processes towards African issues instead of excessive financial dependency on external actors which could manipulate policy processes towards donor interests. Read more

Chinese Vocational Workshop Helps Train Egypt’s Future Engineers

At a workshop at Ain Shams University in Egypt’s Cairo, many engineering students were being trained on how to use G-code, a programming language, to create an automated machine control. Read more

Egypt has 90 Universities Serving 3.6M Students: Higher Education Minister

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour stated Wednesday that Egypt has 27 public universities, 27 private universities, 20 semi-private universities, 10 technology universities, and branches of six foreign universities, serving a total of 3.6 million students. Read more

Egypt Ranks 26th Globally in International Publishing for the Year 2021

Egypt ranked 26th in the world in the field of international publishing among 232 countries in the top 11.2% of the list of world countries for the year 2021. Read more

Health Min., Cairo Univ. President Open Int’l Conf. for Green Dentistry

Cairo University President Mohamed Othman Khesht asserted that the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) – which was hosted by Egypt – reflects keenness on green and digital transition. Read more

Internationalisation: Egypt Expands Foreign Branch Campuses

Egypt is establishing new branch campuses for international universities as part of its 2030 vision for sustainable development, and to become a transnational higher education hub. Read more

It is Imperative to Build Open Science Capabilities in MENA

Universities and higher education institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are starting to join the open science movement, recognising its potential to enhance the accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability of higher education systems and research communities. But there are many challenges. Read more

Open Access Publishing Deal for Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Academics based in 70 low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, will be able to have their primary research published Gold Open Access by Nature – at no cost – thus enabling their scientific work to be permanently and freely available online for anyone to read. Read more

Pfizer Egypt, Future University Team Up to Enhance Skills of Future Pharmacists 

Pfizer Egypt – for Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceuticals – signed a cooperation protocol with Future University in Egypt (FUE) to develop the educational process at the Faculty of Pharmacy and enhance the skills of future pharmacists. Read more

Professor Magdi Yacoub Speaks ‘from the Heart’ at AUC on Tuesday 

The American University in Cairo (AUC) will host Professor Magdi Yacoub, on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ewart Memorial Hall, in a conversation entitled “From the Heart: A Pioneer in Science and Philanthropy … Read more


31 December 2022

3 Egyptian Female Researchers Win L’Oreal-UNESCO Science Award Independent

Three Egyptian women have earned L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship For Women In Science National Awards for their scientific achievements, joining other notable women from all around the world. Read more

Action Urgent to Eliminate Bottlenecks to Self-Employment

Africa needs to adopt a holistic approach if it is to build a strong culture of youth entrepreneurship and help tackle the current youth unemployment crisis gripping many countries on the continent. Read more

African Scholars and Their Impact Need to be More Visible

“Agroecological intensification; reducing chemical inputs while building soil health and microorganisms; fostering diversification, alongside social and political transformations needed to guarantee equity in food systems, must be ramped up urgently to create resilient food systems…Read more

AUC Scholarships for Graduate Studies in Egypt

The American University in Cairo (AUC) offers International Graduate Fellowships to highly qualified international students who wish to pursue full-time study (nine credits per semester) toward a master’s degree at AUC. Read more

BUE Inaugurates Magdi Yacoub as 1st Honorary President of the University Egypt Independent

The British University in Egypt (BUE) inaugurated the great international surgeon, Sir Magdi Yacoub, as the first honorary president of the university, in the presence of the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, … Read more

CIRA to Deliver First Phase of Saxony Egypt University Next September 

Mohamed El-Kalla, CEO of Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development Company (CIRA), revealed Wednesday that they will deliver the first phase of Saxony Egypt University – the first private technological university in the country… Read more

Collaboration on Early Detection Could Foil Next Pandemic

After years of pandemic disruption since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019, governments are keen on research that will help with early detection, including the origins of infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans, known as zoonosis – the leading theory behind the evolution of the virus causing COVID-19. Read more

Egyptian Universities, Research Centres Advance in Global Rankings in 2022…

Egyptian universities and research centres have made remarkable advancements in international rankings in 2022, according to a statement from Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour on Saturday. Read more

Internships, Job Shadowing Enhance Graduates’ Employability

Four universities in Africa are among the 250 universities globally that have been ranked by the Global Employability University Ranking and Survey 2022, or GEURS for producing employable graduates, … Read more

New Initiative Puts Cities at Frontline of Climate Change

A unique multi-level governance initiative that taps the research, innovation and engagement capacity of universities to help cities cope with climate change has been welcomed. However, some African experts say its success will depend on sufficient investment in universities, …Read more

Number of Egyptian University Students Estimated to be 5.6M in 2032 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour stated Tuesday that the number of university students is expected to grow from 3.4 million to 5.6 million in 2032. Read more

‘Suicide in the Africa Region Must be Taken Seriously’

Suicides among university students, in particular medical students, have raised concerns about a mental health crisis that is tearing through Egyptian higher learning institutions and necessitates action. Read more

University of Information Signs Cooperation Agreement with Microsoft

The Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Dr Amr Talaat, witnessed an agreement signing ceremony held between the University of Information Egypt and Microsoft to provide scholarships to potential students from Microsoft… Read more


30 November 2022

1,750 Institutions to Contribute to Global Climate Hub

An estimated 1,750 global institutional members of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN), including universities and research centres, are to contribute expertise to a Global Climate Hub set up earlier this year. Read more

Academic Freedom Remains Under Threat in Africa

Attacks on scholars, students, academic freedom and tertiary education institutions remain pervasive in Africa, with a high frequency of incidents undermining higher education in countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, according to Scholars at Risk (SAR), a network that provides sanctuary to threatened academics around the world and campaigns for freedom to think. Read more

Advances in the Health Sciences Noted

A total of 96 universities in 17 African countries have been ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by Subject that lists achievements in academic fields across 11 selected major subject areas. Read more 

AUC Launches Eltoukhy Learning Factory to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has launched the first of its kind in Egypt, Eltoukhy Learning Factory for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which will bring together AUC students, faculty, entrepreneurs and industry. Read more

Benefits of a Rights-Based Approach to Higher Education

Higher education needs a rights-based approach “more than ever” in the context of successive world crises, an international conference held to mark World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) was told. Read more

Business Schools for Climate Leadership Initiative Launched

Six leading African business schools launched the Business Schools for Climate Leadership Africa (BS4CL Africa) initiative to build a collaborative framework for climate action that can transform business education curricula to match the needs and adapt to the realities of the African continent. Read more

Cairo University, UNICEF Launch Scientific Conference on “Child, Adolescent Well-Being …

In cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, held the second edition of the scientific conference on “Child and Adolescent Well-Being in Egypt”, as part of the activities of the joint cooperation program between the two parties. Read more

Cancer Researchers Must Broaden the Focus of Their Work

Cancer research in Africa has increased over the past decade, but those gains were unevenly distributed as just 13 out of 54 countries on the continent produced 90% of the research, with Egypt and South Africa contributing two-thirds of the peer-reviewed contributions about cancer, … Read more

Centre to Support Climate Adaptation in Africa Announced

In an effort to accelerate climate adaptation across Africa, Egypt will host the Cairo Centre for Learning and Excellence on Adaptation and Resilience (CCLEAR). Read more 

Climate Action is a Key HE Mandate and in Need of Funding

As the Sharm el-Sheikh climate summit, COP27, unfolds, the higher education community is grasping the opportunity to put some of their demands on the conference table in Egypt, including calls to strengthen educational and research capacities of universities and research centres to tackle the impact of climate change. Read more

Climate Change and SDG Education to Target Million Youths

An estimated million African university students are set to benefit from a digital education programme on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2023-24. Read more

Climate Change fight: The Role of the Universities

The issue of climate change is an important global problem and the ongoing 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) held in the Arab Republic of Egypt between November six and 18th, this year, is a testament to how important the issue is to the global community. Read more

Connecting the Water Agenda to the Climate Agenda

UNESCO is not only presenting the role of water in climate action, but also showcasing a holistic approach to tackle climate change through its expertise combining science, education, culture, and communication and information. Read more

Deported South Sudan Student Accuses Egypt of Torturing Him

A South Sudanese student, who has now been deported, has accused the Egyptian government of torturing him whilst in detention. In October Daniel Bol Deng, 28, was part of a protest at the South Sudanese embassy against deteriorating living conditions at the Egyptian university he was studying at, … Read more

Funding of HE: Replace Monologues with Candid Conversations

In a recent article in University World News, it was reported that Zimbabwe’s minister of higher and tertiary education blamed universities for the widely bemoaned low levels of state funding. Read more

Initiative Elevates Women’s Key Role in Climate Adaptation

Egypt’s COP27 presidency launched the African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) initiative for promoting the integration and involvement of women in finding smart and innovative solutions to the consequences of climate change and to ensure a green transformation in Africa. Read more

Low Climate Literacy Among Women, Youth Hampers Resilience

“The US$100 billion pledge for climate finance made about a decade ago appears to be a pipedream. Needless to say, closing finance gaps and increasing the flow of climate finance by billions of dollars per year from both public and private sector is critical,” says Joyce Kimutai, climate scientist and principal meteorologist at the Kenya Meteorological Department, … Read more

New Cairo Technological University Host First Metaverse Summit 

The New Cairo Technological University (NCTU) launched Tuesday the first international forum for applied technology “Kemtech Forum 2022” under the auspices of Mohamed Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Read more

No Green Economy Without Green Skills: HE’s Critical Role

As global economies shift from linear to circular economies, the need to build on green skills and competencies becomes critical across sectors and industries, and the role of universities in developing these skills becomes more evident, participants at the recent COP27 summit held in Egypt heard. Read more

The Association of African Universities (AAU) Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Association of Higher Education (CAHE)…

The Association of African Universities (AAU), and the China Association of Higher Education (CAHE), have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in areas of mutual interest for the benefit of higher education institutions and other stakeholders within their respective regions. Read more

The Egyptian Banking Institute Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Pharos University in Alexandria

In line with the Egyptian Banking Institute’s (EBI), the official training arm of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), focus for developing youth skills to qualify them to be prepared for the Egyptian job market, … Read more

UKZN Students Address Ocean Pollution

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), in collaboration with Ecohealth, the Department of Health and Refilwe Matlotlo non-profit organisation, hosted a beach clean-up at Durban Harbour to put to use the knowledge they acquired from the recent COP27 conference at Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt. Read more


31 October 2022

21 Researchers from Beni Suef University on Stanford List 

The President of Beni Suef University, Mansour Hassan, announced the inclusion of 21 researchers from the university among the best scientists in the world, according to a study for the American Stanford University for the best 2 percent of scientists globally for the year 2021. Read more

At Fifth International Forum, Al-Azhar calls for Framework to Face Climate Change Impacts

Under the patronage of Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Al-Azhar University held the Fifth International Forum under the title “The Role of Civil Society towards Climate Change” at Al-Azhar Conference Center in Nasr City, … Read more

Communications, Higher Education Ministers Discuss Mechanisms to Enhance Cooperation

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour held a meeting on Sunday to discuss strengthening cooperation between the two ministries in a number of areas of common interest. Read more

Concerns Over Egyptian Students in Ukraine, Russia Increase

After Ukraine’s attack on 8 October 2022 on Kerch Bridge, that links the Russian mainland to the Crimean Peninsula, Russian missiles and drones rained down on several cities across Ukraine, hitting several academic institutions. The Belgorod region of Russia, which borders Ukraine, also came under attack. Read more

Egyptian Students Protest University Dress Codes 

Egyptians were outraged over the recent decision by some universities in the country to require modest clothing. Youm7 reported Sept. 24 that some universities have decided to impose new dress codes that disallow students from wearing clothes such as shorts, transparent clothing, torn garments or leggings on campus. Read more

Egypt’s Great University Expansion 

This week Youssef Sehab started his first university days at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Zewail City of Science, Technology, and Innovation (ZCSTI), one of Egypt’s newer and highly reputable universities. Read more

Enhancing the Culture of Entrepreneurship at the Egyptian University 

The university has been and will continue to be a knowledge-intensive environment that fosters the development of the human capital represented by its students by sharing knowledge and the sciences. Read more

Exploring the Legacy and Longevity of Cairo University

From a distance, it is likened to a citadel: with a wide dome and daunting structure. Closer, it is more akin to a mosque, with the illusion of crescent peaks and minarets. Read more

ITI Completes Summer Training for 10,000 University Students

President of the Information Technology Institute (ITI) Heba Saleh said that the institute concluded the training of 10,000 university students from various engineering and technical faculties in a number of technological disciplines across several governorates… Read more

Number of Ranked Universities in Africa Increases to 97

African universities have made dramatic progress in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 as, for the first time, 97 universities from 17 countries, up from 71 last year, have been rated to be part of the best universities globally, with 10 of them in the top 500. Read more

Quality, Not Just Quantity, Should be Improved

A study that set out to investigate the impact of the quantity and quality of academic research output on economic growth in 15 Middle East and North African (MENA) countries has found in almost all areas of research that quantity without an increase in quality research has a negative impact on economic growth. Read more

Skills to Tackle Climate Change Should be on Agenda at COP27

The capacity-building aspect of climate change should be addressed when climate science activists, researchers and politicians gather for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, in Egypt from 6-18 November. Read more

South Sudanese Students in Egypt Stage Sit-in at Cairo Embassy 

South Sudanese students are protesting in Egypt against deteriorating conditions at the university campus and after being asked by universities to pay for their accommodation. Read more

Three University Students Arrested for Stealing Artefacts from Sohag University Museum

Three university students and a father of one of them have been arrested for stealing 59 artefacts from a museum affiliated with the Faculty of Archaeology at Sohag University in Upper Egypt, the Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday. Read more

World University Rankings 2023: UI, UNILAG, Covenant Universities Make Africa’s Top 20 

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked three Universities in Nigeria among the first top 20 institutions in the African continent. In the latest rankings Published by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 25, African Universities made debut appearances in the growing list of entries… Read more


30 September 2022

Ain Shams University and Sanofi Partner in Effort to Decarbonise Healthcare

Ain Shams University and Sanofi are partnering to reduce carbon footprint emissions by providing e-health services to reach more patients while reducing in-person patient-physician contacts. Read more

Alarm on Campuses After Another Female Student is Murdered

A female physical education student has died after she was shot in the back allegedly after she refused the attacker’s engagement proposal. This is the third incident in Egypt in recent weeks in which a female university student has been killed for turning down marriage and engagement proposals. Read more

AUC and Microsoft Sign an MoU to Build Students’ Digital Capabilities 

The American University in Cairo (AUC) and Microsoft Egypt signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide students with the necessary tools and experience to strengthen their digital skills and meet the changing needs of tomorrow’s labor market. Read more

AUC Joins UN’s Race to Net-Zero Carbon World

The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced on Tuesday that it is joining the Race to Zero campaign – a UN-backed global initiative aiming to achieve a net-zero carbon world. Read more

Climate Education Can ‘Lure More Youths into Climate Action’

Despite the compelling need to produce experts and specialists with the skills and competencies to contribute to climate action on a greater scale, the uptake of climate change education at learning institutions across Africa was slow. Read more

Egypt and China to Deepen Space Cooperation 

Ambassador Chiang Tao, Chargé d’Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Cairo, recently discussed the potential of an Egypt-China space agreement in his speech at the Space Dream Symposium organised by the Egyptian Chinese University in cooperation… Read more

Egypt Unveils Ancient Rameses II-era ‘Royal Secretary’ Sarcophagus 

Egypt unveiled Monday a sarcophagus of a senior royal official from over 3,200-years ago at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo, the latest in a series of spectacular discoveries in the area. Read more

Egyptian-Chinese University to Establish 5 New Faculties, Including AI: Univ. President

President of the Egyptian-Chinese University and former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ashraf El-Shehi, stressed that the diversity in education sources benefits students. Read more

Egyptian Modern Education Mulls Setting up University in New Capital

The Egyptian Modern Education Systems said it is currently preparing an economic feasibility study (EFS) to establish a private university in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital. Read more

Egyptian Students Learn Chinese Culture by Experiencing Traditional Crafts

Woodblock printing, making thread-binding notebooks and dying and block-printing fabrics, some Egyptian students from different universities created their own souvenirs by experiencing traditional Chinese handicrafts in a cultural exchange activity. Read more

Egypt is Close to Completing a Huge Scientific Project that Mixes Science and Industry 

Egypt is nearing the completion of a huge project that mixes science and industry in the city of Alexandria, based on converting carbon dioxide gas into clean energy, with the aim of converting harmful substances into a useful added value. Read more

Egypt Launches Pilot Program to Teach Chinese in Middle Schools

A ceremony was held at the Confucius Institute of Cairo University on Sunday to launch a pilot program for teaching the Chinese language in Egyptian middle schools and a training program for Egyptian teachers. Read more

Egypt’s ITI Completes Training of 1,000 Al-Azhar Students

The Information Technology Institute (ITI) of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has completed a round of training programmes for Al-Azhar University students that has been ongoing for a few months. Read more

HE has Role in Unlocking Green Growth on the Continent

The advancement of green growth in Africa has implications for education and training as well as research and innovation, ranging from rethinking how to mainstream the green growth approach into the formal education system, to developing the required human resources. Read more

Higher Education, Emigration Ministers Discuss Ways of Benefiting from Experiences of Egyptian Scientists Abroad

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour discussed on Monday with Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs Soha Gendy ways of benefiting from the experiences of Egyptian scientists living abroad. Read more 

How to Undo the Disconnect Between Researchers, Policy-Makers

Environmental scientists in Africa are struggling to get political and social support for their solutions to problems such as the desertification in North Africa and the Sahel region. Read more

Key Role for Universities in Egypt’s First IP Strategy

Egypt has launched its first intellectual property (IP) strategy, which will be implemented by the higher education sector and research institutions, among others. Read more

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

Network Will Support Implementation of Addis Convention

A group of African countries has launched the African Network of National Implementation Structures, a framework that will coordinate and campaign for the recognition of higher education qualifications, as well as facilitate academic mobility and inter-university cooperation across the continent. Read more

President Sisi directs to Allocate Incentives to Outstanding Students of Digital Egypt Cubs Program

President Abdel gave directives to allocate incentives to encourage outstanding students of the Digital Egypt Cubs program, in order to promote human development and build capacities for the talented in the information technology sector, … Read more

Ryerson Cairo Offers Cutting-Edge Courses in Fashion Design and Geomatics in Egypt

Ryerson Cairo, a campus of Canada’s Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly known as Ryerson University, will start teaching this week.Hosted by Universities of Canada in Egypt, the campus is located in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital on the outskirts of Cairo. Read more

Siemens Healthineers and Alexandria University Sign a MoU to Offer Training for Biomedical Engineering Students 

Siemens Healthineers, a global leader in medical services technology, announced the signing of its second scientific Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an institution of higher education in Egypt this year, namely with Alexandria University. Read more

Smart Agriculture Research Centre can Help to Pool Resources

An African Centre for Innovation and Smart Agriculture (ACISA) will be set up in Tunisia with technical and financial assistance from Japan in a bid to promote Africa-Japan cooperation in innovation, training, higher education, research, climate-smart agriculture and the creation of start-ups in the field of agriculture. Read more

State universities impose new student dress code

Activists in Egypt have criticised a new dress code at a number of state universities before the new academic year.Signs with the dress code appeared outside universities and were swiftly photographed by students and posted on social media.

Strategy of Higher Education Should Aim at Enhancing Role of Universities to Achieve State Objectives

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that the strategy of the Higher Education Ministry should aim at enhancing the role of universities in achieving the state’s objectives and national targets, especially the approach of studying modern sciences such… Read more 

The American University in Cairo, USAID and Alexandria University to Launch the First Symposium on Sustainable Water Solutions

The American University in Cairo (AUC), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Alexandria University will launch Egypt’s first international symposium on water sustainable solutions on September 6 in Alexandria, Egypt. Read more

United States, Egypt Host First Annual International Water Symposium in Alexandria

The US Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supported the first annual International Water Symposium this week in Alexandria, bringing together leading US and Egyptian experts to discuss the latest advancements in the water sector… Read more

Value of U.S-Egypt Agreement on Supporting Higher Education Rises to $237.2M 

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued Thursday decree no. 202/2022, approving an amendment to a U.S.- Egyptian agreement on supporting the country’s higher education.The amendment pertains to increasing the value of the aid by $31 million from $256,200,000 to $287,200,000. Read more

What can be Done About the Growth in Dissertation Mills?

Academic dishonesty is on the rise in universities in Africa – and globally – including dissertation fraud. Read more


31 August 2022

Ain Shams University Crowned 2022 Enactus Egypt National Champion 

This year, the 2022 Enactus Egypt National Competition kicked-off on 18 July and five university teams reached the final round. Read more

Cairo University: Meet Egypt’s First National University

Education has always been a cornerstone in Egyptian history. From the ancient Egyptians down to university halls, however, education took many forms back in the day according to the history of Cairo University book written by professor Raaouf Abbas Ahmed. Read more

Cairo University Proceeds 100 Places Internationally in 2022: Shanghai Academic Ranking

Cairo University achieved progress of 100 places after its rank came among the best 301-400 global universities in the 2022 Academic Ranking of the World Universities (ARWU), the President of Cairo University Mohamed Osman El-Khosht announced on Tuesday. Read more

Egypt’s press authority pledges to provide logistical support to enhance Al-Ahram Canadian University’s leadership

The Chairman of Egypt’s National Press Authority (NPA) Abdel-Sadek El-Shorbagy pledged on Wednesday to provide all kinds of logistical support to enhance the leadership of Al-Ahram Canadian University (ACU) and support all students, especially the distinguished ones. Read more

Egyptian Researcher Develops Biodiesel from Food Waste

The leaves of radish and sweet potato are potent sources for producing low-cost biodiesel from waste cooking oil, an Egyptian scholar and his associates at central Assam’s Tezpur University have discovered. Read more

Egyptian University to Establish Branch in Tanzania

The University of Egypt has said it plans to establish its branch in Tanzania to provide education in various fields. Education, Science and Technology Minister Prof Adolf Mkenda revealed this here last Tuesday when he met and held talks with the Egyptian ambassador in Tanzania…Read more

First Regional Cloud Ecosystem: Benefits, Challenges for HE

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is investigating setting up the first regional cloud ecosystem, laying the foundation to speeding up the process of digital integration among its 21 member countries in key sectors, including higher education. Read more

Job Prospects After Graduation Are Key in Egyptian Students’ Choice of a Major

Thousands of Egyptian high school graduates have been wrestling recently with the difficult decision of which university major will give them the best job prospects after graduation. Read more

New Minister of Higher Education Mohamed Ayman Ashour

The Egyptian House of Representatives approved on Saturday a partial Cabinet reshuffle that included 13 ministerial portfolios under the government of Mostafa Madbouli, including the Ministry of Higher Education. Read more

New Universities to Open

Twelve newly established non-profit national universities are scheduled to open at the start of the 2022-23 academic year in October for the first batches of students who have obtained the Egyptian General Secondary Certificate, known as Thanaweya Amma, or its equivalent Egyptian, Arab, or foreign certificates. Read more

Outrage Over the Killing of Another Female Student

Egyptian public prosecution authorities have opened an investigation into the murder of another female student, allegedly by her male friend, in the city of Zagazig. Read more

Portugal’s Prestigious NOVA University Arrives at New Capital

Portugal’s Nova University Lisbon – ranked one of the top ten young universities in Europe – has signed with Egypt’s The Knowledge Hub Universities to establish a new branch in the New Administrative Capital. Read more

Promoting Education Investment

While the state will remain the main contributor, Egypt’s education sector needs more private investment. While the government’s State Ownership Policy Document has dubbed the education sector both in the K-12 years and in university education… Read more 

Sisi Approves Establishing Branch of Portugal’s NOVA University in Egypt

Decree No. 330 of 2022 was published in the official gazette Sunday. Nova University Lisbon signed an agreement with Egypt’s The Knowledge Hub Universities to establish a branch under the name Nova Cairo at the New Administrative Capital in October 2021. Read more

Taaleem signs MoU with Maastricht University to establish academic partnership in Badya University

Taaleem Management Services, Egypt’s leading pure play higher education provider, and Maastricht University, one of the top universities worldwide and the 6th among young universities in the world based on the Times Higher Education ranking, announce today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)… Read more

Vice-Chancellor Receives Winners Of 2022 Christof Heyns African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Following their victory at the just ended 31st Christof Heyns African Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2022 which was held in Cairo at The British University in Egypt, the KNUST Faculty of Law Team has presented their awards to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson on Monday, … Read more


31 July 2022

6 New Technological Universities Receive Fresh Students by Next Academic Year

Dr. Adel Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stressed the important role of technological universities in Egypt in providing well-trained technical cadres to join the labor market. Read more

Azhar University Withdraws from Enactus Global Activities Over Homosexuality 

The Enactus Azhar University team announced its withdrawal from all activities and competitions organized under the Enactus International Organization due to the Enactus organization’s support of homosexuality. Read more

Cabinet Approves Establishment of 6 Technology Universities

The Cabinet approved Thursday a draft decree providing the establishment of six new technology universities at different governorates in Delta and Upper Egypt. Those are 6th of October Technology University in Giza, Borg Al Arab Technology University in Alexandria… Read more

Egypt to Invest $503mln in Launching, Developing National Universities 

Egypt will invest EGP 9.5 billion in establishing and developing 28 national universities as part of its new budget for fiscal year 2022-2023, according to the Egyptian Minister of Finance, Mohamed Maait, announced. Read more

Faculty Merit Award Recipients Create Lasting Impact Across University

AUC honored three faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching, service and research at the University during commencement this spring. Read more

Impact of Climate Change on Healthcare Needs More Research

A study that mapped and analysed the available literature on the impact of climate change on the provisioning of emergency care in Africa indicated a lack of research, shortages in emergency care and human resources and weak health infrastructure and technology capabilities, among other things. Read more

Sisi Granted Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of Belgrade 

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was granted an honorary doctorate degree on Thursday during his current visit to the Serbian capital, Belgrade, from the University of Belgrade, … Read more

Some African Cities Attractive for Studying Abroad, …

Three African cities, Cape Town, Cairo, and Johannesburg (in this order) are among the top 100 student-friendly cities for studying abroad, according to the 10th edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023. Read more


30 June 2022

36 African Universities Represented on U-Multirank List

A total of 36 universities in Africa were among the 2,202 universities in 96 countries globally that had their performances assessed by U-Multirank, a ranking index that routinely analyses higher education institutions in terms of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. Read more

AUC Launches the Egyptian Migration Hub In Cooperation with EU 

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) of the American University in Cairo (AUC) is launching the Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB) in cooperation with the European Commission in Egypt. Read more

Cairo University’s FEPS launches 3-day conference on Egypt’s sustainable development

Cairo University’s Faculty of Economy and Political Studies (FEPS) launched on Monday a three-day conference on the impacts of the global economic crisis on Egypt, the country’s sustainable development, structural transformation, and young people empowerment. Read more

Don’t is Miss AUC’s Danel Discussion on How Entrepreneurship is Reshaping…

The office of Alumni Engagement is organizing a networking breakfast titled “Investment Opportunities”. Read more

Egypt Attracted 6 Prestigious Foreign Universities to the New Administrative Capital…

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced Saturday, that six branches of prestigious foreign universities have been established in the New Administrative Capital…Read more

Egypt Expands Branches of Foreign Universities During Coming 8 yrs.

Over the past few years, Egypt has sought to provide high quality education, achieve more diversity and competitiveness among universities, and provide educational opportunities in foreign universities’ branches inside the country. Read more

Egypt’s Emigration Minister Discusses with Cambridge University Official…

In a statement on Tuesday, Makram said the meeting aimed to benefit from international experts and to follow up on the outcome of “Egypt Can with Industry” conference, held in May at the New Administrative Capital. Read more

Final Day of the IOFs Sigh-Level Forum Culminated in the Almaty Declaration

Islamic Organization for Food security concluded two-day Food security Forum. The High-level Forum attracts ministers, decision-makers, opinion-leaders, leading scientific experts and participants of agro-industrial sectors to discuss a wide range of issues in nutrition and Food Safety correlation. Read more

HE Should Tackle Gender-Based Violence

The violent killing of a female student on 20 June allegedly by her boyfriend at the gates of the Mansoura University in Egypt, reportedly for refusing his marriage proposal, has highlighted the role of universities in tackling gender-based violence as well as providing mental health and social-emotional intelligence support services to students. Read more

HE Should ‘Urgently’ Train Experts in Climate Change

African universities have a role to play in training graduates with the requisite skills in climate adaptation and mitigation to help entrepreneurs and policy-makers to understand what these involve in climate change. Read more

Honoris United Universities Seeks Western Standard of Education in New African Markets

Africa’s largest private higher education network Honoris United Universities plans to expand in Egypt, Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer Laura Kakon tells The Africa Report. Read more

KOICA, BST, Egypt’s Higher Education Ministry Hold Conference on Higher Technological Education

Beni Suef Technological University (BST) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, held a conference on higher technical education with the title, ‘Higher Technological Education: The Egyptian-South Korean Experience. Read more

Petition Wants More Study Support for War-Affected Africans

Amid the ongoing Russian destruction and violence in Ukraine, many international students who fled the war are still trying to find ways to continue their studies. A petition calling for more support for African students has generated almost 30,000 signatures. Read more

Student Kills Colleague After She Turned Down his Marriage Proposal at Mansoura University

In a terrifying incident at Mansoura University students were shocked by the actions of a student carrying a knife, and slaughtering his female colleague in front of the gate of the Faculty of Arts. Read more

US to Open New University Disability Service Centers Across Egypt

The United States will open new University Disability Service Centers across Egypt to empower students with disabilities. According to a statement released by the U.S Embassy in Cairo, the United States and Egypt have expanded inclusive access to higher education… Read more


31 May 2022

14 Entities Participate in Project to Build Capacity of Geothermal Energy in Egypt 

Fourteen Egyptian and international entities are participating in a project to build the capacity of geothermal energy in Egypt, which aims to implement projects in cooperation between the government and the private sector in the coming period. Read more

36 Egyptian Universities on Times Impact Rankings 2022 on SDGs 

Thirty-six Egyptian universities were listed on the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings which include 1,406 universities from 106 countries or regions for their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the indicator of scientific research for April revealed. Read more

Africa’s Higher Education Prospects and Challenges in 2022 

Higher education in Africa is key to its development. As the world becomes more interconnected, education becomes the key to sustainability. African governments are investing more in higher education. Read more

Chinese Language Contest Promotes Sino-Egyptian Friendship

“The Chinese Bridge contest was a very important experience in my life,” said Aya Ibrahim, an Egyptian girl who won the top prize in the recently concluded Chinese language contest in Cairo. Read more

Competing for Talent on the Battlefield of the Global South

The European Commission’s new immigration policy is proposing legal skilled labour immigration from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia through so-called ‘Talent Partnerships’. Read more

Egypt Announces Six New Technological Universities Under Construction 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said that six new technological universities are under construction across the country. Read more

Egypt Establishes 6 New Technological Universities

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister (Min.) of Higher Education and Scientific Research, reviewed a report submitted by Dr. Ayman Ashour, Deputy Minister for University Affairs, on the facilities and equipment of the new technological universities, which number 6 in the second phase. Read more

Egypt Leads Research Field for the Second Year Running

For the second year running, researchers and academics in Egypt have published more peer-reviewed journal articles than their peers in other countries in Africa, according to 2021’s datasets from SCImago Journal & Country Rank, an online platform with some of the world’s most comprehensive citation and abstract databases of global journal research output. Read more

Egyptian Students Show Language Talents as Chinese Bridge Contest Concludes in Cairo 

The 21st Chinese Bridge competition, a Chinese language proficiency contest, concluded on Saturday in Egypt’s capital Cairo, as contestants showed their talent and skills in Chinese language and culture. Read more

Egyptian Universities Eradicate Illiteracy of 310,286 Citizens

Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, received a report from Dr. Mohamed Latif, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Universities, on the efforts of universities to confront the illiteracy issue. Read more

Egyptian University Hosts Int’l Conference on Translation of Quran 

‘Translation of meanings of the Quran; Methodological Studies’ was the title of the conference, which concluded on Friday, reported. Read more

French amb. in Cairo Lauds Egyptian-French Scientific, Educational Cooperation 

French Ambassador to Egypt Marc Baréty hailed Sunday Egyptian-French cooperation in the scientific and educational domains that reflected distinguished bilateral ties, ESLSCA University Egypt said in a press statement Sunday. Read more

First Egyptian-Made Ventilators Distributed to University Hospitals in Egypt 

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced the distribution of 50 of the first batch of Egyptian-made ventilators to university hospitals, Read more

How to Set Up an Institutional Repository for Data-Sharing

Only 24 African countries, out of 54, have institutional repositories, according to the Directory of Open Access Repositories.Recent studies and academic contributions on institutional repositories in Africa show that, of the few repositories currently on the continent, many are not up to standard. Read more

Huawei Technologies, KSIU sign MOU

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Salman International University (KSIU)… Read more

Key Role for Universities in Egypt’s Climate strategy

Egypt has launched its National Climate Change Strategy 2050 (NCCS 2050) that will be implemented by the higher education sector, among others. The aim is to enhance educational programmes, scientific research, technology transfer, knowledge management and more awareness to combat, alleviate and adapt to climate change. Read more

Military Production Minister in Talks Over National University Project

Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Morsi discussed on Sunday the latest developments of the project of setting up a non-governmental university after getting the approval of the Higher Education Ministry. Read more

Ministry Details Services Delivered to 12K Disabled Students at Egyptian Public Universities

The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced Tuesday that the number of disabled students benefiting from the designated units at public units has hit 12,100. The ministry-affiliated units had determined the needs of the students through surveys and focus groups, a press statement by the ministry indicated. … Read more

Private Network Impacts SDGs, Including Poverty Alleviation

A network of 15 private institutions spread across 10 countries in four regions in North, West, Central and Southern Africa, aims to train an additional 100,000 students over five years – up from its current 61,000. Read more

Public Investments Directed to Human Development Reach 51%: Min. 

The percentage of government investments directed to human development is 51 percent, according to Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala El-Said. Read more

State Interested in Executing Digital Transformation at Universities 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said the State is highly interested in implementing digital transformation inside universities, through enhancing the efficiency of the IT infrastructure and building a digitized community. Read more

Ten (10) RUFORUM Member Universities Ranked Among 1,406 Universities …

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) strives to support its member universities to deliver quality education through cutting edge research, innovation and academic mobility to enable them rank higher globally. Read more

This Striking Building is the New Tanta University Hospital in Gharbia 

As a part of Egypt’s plan to restore and boost productivity of hospitals across the nation, Tanta University will begin construction on the 900900 Hospital in Mahalla this June. Read more

UN Agencies Launch Policy Paper to Enhance Refugee Access to HE

The UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have developed 15 evidence-based recommendations for facilitating refugee access to host countries’ higher education institutions. Read more

UWC Provides Continental Support for Covid-19 Surveillance 

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through its Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI), has supported African countries during the past two years in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


30 April 2022

Cairo University Listed Among Top 100 Universities in QS World University Rankings 

Cairo University has achieved great progress in the UK’s QS World University Rankings 2022, as the university was listed among top 100 universities in the world in five majors, Cairo University President Mohamed Othman al-Khosht announced. Read more

Cairo University Won 1st and 14th Places in International Urban Farm 2022 Competition

Two teams of students from the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University have won the first and fourth prizes in the grand finale of the international student challenge Urban Farm 2022. Read more

Egypt Tops North African Region in Publications Misconduct

Egypt’s poor reputation when it comes to research misconduct has been dealt another blow. The country is now also at the top of the list of countries in the North African region with the most retracted journal articles, followed by Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Sudan. Read more

Egyptian Students Get Acquainted with Denmark’s Experience in Irrigation, Sustainability 

A group of Egyptian soil science students, mostly females, from Assiut in Upper Egypt, have been in Denmark as part of an exchange programme… Read more

Egyptian Students Make Water-Powered Robot 

A team of 6 students at the Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, in southern Egypt, managed to manufacture a water-powered robot and won fifth place in an international competition held in the United States. Read more

Subject Rankings: More Departments in Africa on Top-100 List

African higher education institutions are steadily scaling the academic ladder as 23 university departments in three countries were among the world’s 100 best places to study subjects they offer, according to the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. Read more

The Impact Rankings 2022 – 80 African Universities Rate Highly

There are 80 African universities in 10 countries featured in the Impact Rankings 2022 produced by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Read more


31 March 2022

10 Million Beneficiaries in First Phase of Egypt’s University Hospital Automation Project

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar – the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of University Hospitals – said that the number of beneficiaries in the first phase of the university hospital automation project is 10 million. Read more

878 Egyptian University Students in Ukraine have Applied to Complete Their Study in Egypt 

A total of 878 Egyptian students in Ukraine have submitted their papers, as of Monday, to complete their studies in Egypt and will sit through an exam by the Supreme Council of Universities, said the Ministry of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates. Read more

2,179 Egyptian Students in Ukraine file for Transfer to Egyptian Universities

A total of 2,179 Egyptian students enrolled in Ukrainian universities have filled out a government form to transfer to private and national Egyptian universities, Minister of Emigration Nabila Makram said on Saturday. Read more

Cairo University, USAID Discuss Ways to Enhance JointCcooperation 

President of Cairo University Mohamed Othman el-Khosht received Monday at his office, Leslie Reid, the director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss ways to support and enhance joint cooperation between the two sides in many fields. Read more

EGX, BUE Sign Agreement to Spread Financial Culture 

Mohamed Farid, Chairperson of the Egyptian Exchange, signed a memorandum of cooperation with Mohamed Lotfy, President of the British University in Egypt, to enhance the efforts of both sides in spreading financial culture. Read more

Egyptian Government Launches ‘Climate Pioneers Initiative’ 

Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar launched the “Climate Pioneers Initiative” on Saturday to spread awareness on climate change among university students. Read more

Egypt-Rwanda Discuss Cooperation in Digital Transformation, Innovation 

Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology met with Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Innovation in Rwanda to discuss support for cooperation in the fields of communications and information technology… Read more

Egypt to Launch Phase One of Project to Automate University Hospitals 

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar will launch on Sunday the first phase of a project to automate university hospitals. Read more

Higher Education Minister Discusses Cooperation Mechanisms with ILO 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar discussed ways of enhancing cooperation with Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Eric Ochlan on Tuesday. Read more

Humanitarian Studies Programmes in Short Supply in Africa

African universities are lagging behind in their offerings of a general masters in humanitarian studies qualification, which impedes the development of a professionalised workforce to deal with events on the continent requiring humanitarian interventions. Read more

Indian and African Students Plead for Help to Leave Ukraine

Indian and African students studying in Ukraine have appealed for help to get them out of the country and home to safety. Read more

New Mansoura Univ. Organizes 1st Marathon to Raise Awareness on Obesity 

The Faculty of Medicine at the New Mansoura University concluded a week of activities on Tuesday as part of a campaign to raise awareness of obesity risks, and diseases it causes to humans. Read more

Palm Hills Developments & Taaleem Inked an Agreement with JBI…

Palm Hills Developments, the leading real estate developer and Taaleem Management Services, a leading higher education company inked an agreement with Julius Berger International (JBI) to supervise and manage the implementation of Badya International University. Read more

Research Initiative to Tackle Food Security, Global Warming

In an effort to bolster cooperation between European and African countries as they face joint challenges in agriculture, food and the environment in a context of climate change, two French science bodies, in cooperation with 20 African universities and institutes along with three sub-regional organisations, have launched a research initiative… Read more

Space Science Capabilities Depend on Quality Education

In December 2019, Ethiopia became the 11th African country to have launched a 72kg remote sensing microsatellite (ETRSS-1) into space, joining the ranks of Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. In East Africa, Ethiopia was third after Kenya and Rwanda. Read more

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation Comes to Egypt 

The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI) is establishing a new school in Egypt, after the Education Development Fund in the Egyptian Cabinet signed a cooperation agreement with the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Foundation and TAGUCI in Amman, Jordan. Read more

Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline Program Launches at AUC

Giving students the opportunity to launch their dream startup or get hands-on experience with industry leaders, TLP aims to bridge the skill gaps between the college to work pipeline, enabling undergraduate and graduate students to find meaningful employment and leadership opportunities… Read more

Ukraine: E-platforms Can Help Africa’s Evacuated Students

Several e-platforms have been set up to assist African students who have managed to flee from Ukraine to consider their educational options. Read more

Universities Reach Out to African Students Who Escaped Ukraine

Egyptian students who were studying at Ukrainian universities and have managed to escape the war-torn country will be able to resume their studies in their homeland if they meet the entry requirements of private and national universities. Read more

Universities Reach Out to African Students Who Escaped Ukraine

Egyptian students who were studying at Ukrainian universities and have managed to escape the war-torn country will be able to resume their studies in their homeland if they meet the entry requirements of private and national universities. Read more


28 February 2022

Academic Publishing Needs Creative Solutions to Grow

COVID-19 has dampened academic research productivity even though virtual conferences and webinars have become an antidote for visa denials and a shortage of travel funding. Where academic publishing is concerned, there may be solutions to promote development in African countries as well as increase international support. Read more

Cairo University to introduce Pharmacoeconomics programme in cooperation with UK’s…

Cairo University will introduce an online pharmacoeconomics and health technology assessment diploma programme at the Faculty of Pharmacy as part of the credit-hour system in cooperation with the United Kingdom’s Bournemouth University. Read more

Education Minister Holds First Advisory Council Meeting…

Minister of Education Tarek Shawky headed on Monday the first meeting of the Advisory Council for the Development of Technical Education. The meeting aimed to establish an advisory council to support the technical education reform strategy. Read more

Egypt to Localise Modern Technologies to Support Scientific Research

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar followed up on the efforts of the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology to localise modern technologies… Read more

Egypt Urged to Free Masters Student Ahmed Samir Santawy

The Egyptian government has again been urged to release Ahmed Samir Santawy (30), a postgraduate student at the Central European University in Vienna, Austria, who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in June 2021 by the State Security Emergency Misdemeanour Court in Cairo. Read more

Faculty of Economics & Political Science at Cairo University Honors Zahi Hawass

The Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University honored acclaimed Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass on February 15 and offered him an honor as a remarkable scholar. Read more

Footballer’s Impersonation: Verification Tools Needed

A person has been detained for impersonating Mostafa Mohamed, an Egyptian soccer player, in the mid-year exam at a private higher education institution in Shabramant. Read more

ITIDA Promotes Egypt’s Offshoring Strategy in Mansoura University

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has organized the first event of its Roadshow series at the middle of the Nile Delta in Mansoura University. Read more

Private and Public Universities Should Collaborate in Africa

Private universities became popular and increased exponentially in Africa around the 1990s. Read more

Private Universities Face Lack of Teaching Staff and Poor Marketing Policies 

Egypt’s private higher-education institutions cannot absorb all of the country’s high school graduates, so they must be allowed to go abroad to study and work, and to contribute to the national economy, says Mohamed Helmy El-Ghor, secretary-general of Egypt’s Council of Private Universities. Read more

Science Output Rising, but Some Countries’ Yields Still Low

Despite numerous challenges, Africa has made notable progress in the production of scientific knowledge in the past two decades, with a total share of 7.6% of contributions to the world of science and one-third of all international publications in tropical medicine. Read more

Space Technology to Measure, Monitor Climate Change Impact

Five African countries are working with Egypt to launch a pan-African satellite project dubbed the African Development Satellite Initiative (AfDev-Sat) to study the impact of climate change across Africa and what space technology can offer in this area. Read more

Top 10 Best Universities in Africa 

Africa is home to many universities that rank amongst the top universities in the world. Scattered across the continent, they stand tall in educational excellence. Read more

University Systems in 45 Countries have Barely Been Studied

Higher education in Africa has become a frequently researched topic from 2000 onwards, but the systems in 45 out of 54 countries on the continent have barely been studied and 20 countries lack internal higher education expertise. This is a matter of concern, states a new study. Read more


31 January 2022

African Scholars Concerned Over Biases in Review Processes

Ongoing concerns over geographical biases in the evaluation of scientific research that could be disadvantaging Africa scholars remain and suggest the need for ongoing and targeted efforts to address inequalities in knowledge production and publication. Read more

A Ranking System for Arab Universities to be Developed

The use of blockchain technology to combat counterfeit higher education qualifications, quality assurance guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in learning, teaching and research and an Arab-specific university ranking system are part of wide-ranging initiatives… Read more

AUC Holds International Conference on Public Health

The Institute of Public Health at the American University in Cairo organized an international conference in the field of public health under the title “Health Policies Response to the Impact of Climate Change on the Health of the Elderly”. Read more

AUC Tops Egypt, Africa in Green Metric World University Ranking 

The American University in Cairo has been ranked first in Egypt and Africa in the 2021 University of Indonesia’s Green Metric World University Ranking.It subsequently moved up 20 places this year compared to the 2020 to rank 159 out of 956 institutions around the world instead of 323 out of 912 institutions. Read more

Cairo Ranks 1st Among Local Universities in Number of Published Research Studies in 2021 

Cairo University has topped the list of Egyptian universities and research centers in the number of internationally published research, reaching 6,514 studies, according to the President of Cairo University Dr. Mohamed el-Khosht. Read more

Communications Ministry, Dell Offer AI Training to Students of 5 Universities 

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in cooperation with Dell Technologies, launched an initiative to train students of five universities in artificial intelligence (AI). Read more

Egyptian Researcher Wins Award for Best Cancer Research in Germany 

German University in Cairo alumna, Faculty of Pharmacy & Biotechnology, Egyptian researcher Sara Hegy Ahmed, was awarded the 2021 “Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize” for the best research on cancer in Germany. Read more

Egypt Must be Linking Point Between Japan, Africa: Higher Education Min. 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar asserted the need to make the best use of Japanese technologies in the curricula to be taught at new technological universities that will receive their first generation students in September 2022. Read more

Egypt to Establish Two More National Universities 

Egypt will build two national universities in Helwan and Mansoura, upon a Cabinet’s approval on 5 January. Helwan National University will include eight faculties, including Applied Health Sciences Technology, Arts and Applied Arts, Human Sciences, as well as Commerce and Business Administration. Read more

Egypt Manufactures First Local PCR Machine to Diagnose Viruses at the Japanese University 

The President of the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology, Ahmed al-Gohary, announced that a research team at the university has succeeded in designing and manufacturing a PCR device that can be used to diagnose a variety of viruses. Read more

Egypt Urged to Free Masters Student Ahmed Samir Santawy

The Egyptian government has again been urged to release Ahmed Samir Santawy (30), a postgraduate student at the Central European University in Vienna, Austria, who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in June 2021 by the State Security Emergency Misdemeanour Court in Cairo. Read more

Faculty of Dentistry Hospital at Assiut University 

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on 22/12/2021 inaugurated over video conference the Faculty of Dentistry Hospital at Assiut University. It is the largest specialized hospital in the Egyptian universities. Read more

Flat6Labs, ESLSCA University Launch Student-Focused Incubation Programme 

Cairo-based accelerator and investor Flat6Labs has partnered ESLSCA University to launch a new innovation and entrepreneurship incubation programme to empower undergraduate students to develop viable and sustainable businesses upon graduation. Read more

Haya Karima Signs Protocol with University Hospitals to Improve Health Services… 

Haya Karima organization signed a cooperation protocol on Wednesday with the Supreme Council of University Hospitals to unify efforts of improving health services for rural communities. Read more

Liver and Gastroenterology Hospital of Minya University 

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on 22/12/2021 inaugurated over video conference the Liver and Gastroenterology Hospital of Minya University.It is one of the state’s strategic projects which come within the framework of development plans in Upper Egypt. Read more

Pakistani Ambassador, Ain Sham University President Discuss Enhancing Cooperation 

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Egypt Sajid Bilal has visited Ain Sham University this week, where he met with President of Ain Shams University Mahmoud Shawky Al-Meteini. Read more

Preparing 5IR-Ready University Graduates for the Future Economy

African universities should equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with the implications of the Fifth Industrial Revolution (5IR), the Global Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research has heard. Read more

Private and Public Universities Should Collaborate in Africa

Private universities became popular and increased exponentially in Africa around the 1990s. Before then, however, universities such as the American University in Cairo, founded in 1919, functioned amid the popularity and seeming intimidation of public universities. Read more

The Chronicle of John of Nikiu: Text-Critical Edition and Digital Research Platform

The Chronicle of John of Nikiu is a unique historiographical work and an essential source for historians dealing with Late Antiquity. It was composed by a Coptic bishop John in the seventh century in Egypt, in the city of Nikiu in the Nile Delta, in the period of the conquest of Egypt by the Arabs. Read more

The United States and Egypt Inaugurate Disabilities Center at Cairo University 

The United States and Cairo University inaugurated a disability service center at Cairo University to empower students with disabilities. This new U.S. government supported center will advocate for university-wide policies and provide services and equipment to students with disabilities. Read more


31 December 2021

Academics from 12 Universities on Global Citation List

A total of 16 academics from five countries in Africa and working at 12 universities have been recognised as influential researchers. Read more

AUC to Host 2nd ‘Ehna’ Conference on Sexual Harassment 

The American University in Cairo is hosting the second conference of the “Ehna” (We) initiative to discuss sexual harassment in Egypt, under the title “The Relation Between Our Roles in Society and Sexual Harassment”. Read more

‘Climate Change is the Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity’

Climate change is the biggest health threat facing humanity, threatening the progress in development, global health and poverty reduction made over the past 50 years, according to the World Health Organization. In the process, existing health inequalities between and within populations keep on widening. Read more

Coursera is Looking to Support Advanced Skills Development Curricula… 

Jeff Magioncalda, CEO of Coursera, the global online course provider, revealed that discussions were held with 6 Egyptian universities to help them develop advanced skills curricula to meet the needs of the labour market. Read more

Do You Want to be More Employable? Learn Coding Skills

Students in African universities and other tertiary institutions on the continent should learn coding skills, even when they are not enrolled as students at departments of computer sciences, as a way of preparing themselves for well-paying jobs in the digital sector and for career change directions. Read more

Egypt Sets to Hold World Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research 

Egypt is preparing to hold the World Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al- Sisi in the New Administrative Capital this December, after being postponed over the past two years due to circumstances the Corona pandemic. Read more

Egypt to Apply New Bifurcated System for High School Students as of 2022…

Egypt’s Education Minister Tarek Shawki said that a new bifurcated education system will be applied for high school students as of the next academic year, a step that aims to improve the pre-university stage of education. Read more

Eight AUC Professors on Stanford University’s top 2% Scientists in the World 

The American University in Cairo announced that eight of its professors have been included on the list of the US Stanford University, for the top two percent of scientists in the world. Read more

Egypt’s President Holds Dialogue with Faculty, Student Ambassadors of Kafr Al Sheikh University

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Tuesday with the faculty and student ambassadors of Kafr Al Sheikh University holding a dialogue with them while having breakfast. Read more

House Amends Law to Give Greater Incentives for Public Institutions…

The new incentives will allow public institutions to have a say in drafting and changing the internal bylaws of non-profit universities as well as have access to the social services provided by these universities. Read more

President Sisi Asserts State’s Keenness on Upgrading Public Universities

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi asserted on Tuesday the state’s keenness on upgrading the governmental universities in parallel with establishing new universities across the country. Read more

SA Drops 13 Places in the UN’s Latest Global Knowledge Index 

Egypt is the highest-ranked African country on this year’s Global Knowledge Index (GKI), moving up to 53rd position from 72 last year. Tunisia was the second highest-ranked in Africa – at 82nd, up one position from last year. Read more

Students for Egypt Run Unopposed for Universities’ Students Elections

Student union elections began at universities across the country on Tuesday, with the nationwide Students for Egypt bloc running unopposed for the majority of seats. Read more

Student Mobility Between Africa and US falls During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased the number of international students from Africa who are studying in universities in the United States, as their numbers fell from a high of 48,679 students in the 2019-20 academic year to 45,343 students in 2020-21, a drop of 6.85%. Read more

Universities are Front-Runners in Start-Up Support Programmes

Universities, among others, are leading Egypt as a tech powerhouse for Africa as the country now rivals – and even sometimes surpasses – more established start-up ecosystems such as South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya for levels of entrepreneurial innovation and investment. Read more


30 November 2021

Ain Shams University Performs 1st Robotic Surgery 

Ain Shams University launched on Sunday the robotic surgery system in its university hospitals, making Ain Shams University hospitals the first in the country to implement the system. Read more

Al-Azhar to Open Branch in Rajshahi

Egypt’s renowned Al-Azhar University, one of the oldest Islamic universities in the world, will open a branch in Bangladesh’s Rajshahi. Read more

Egyptian Universities Help Revive Traditional Al-Aragoz Puppetry 

Egyptian universities have come to the aid of Al-Aragoz, a traditional form of popular glove puppet street theatre threatened by the modern world. Read more

Higher Education Ministry: Egyptian Universities Among Global Rankings 

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ayman Ashour said on Thursday 4/11/2021 that the Egyptian universities were listed among global university rankings. Read more

Research Body Starts Trials for Locally Made COVID Vaccine

Egypt’s national research body said on Sunday 14 November that it would start clinical trials for a domestically made coronavirus vaccine, … Read more

Sisi Amends Decree on University Institution in Egypt 

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree Sunday to amend some provisions of a 2019 decree concerning the establishment of a university institution, under the name “Canadian Universities in Egypt”, to house the branch of the University of Prince Edward Island in Egypt. Read more

Top 20 Best Universities in AFRICA – US World News Ranking System (2021)

The rankings are based on, Global research reputation (12.5%), Regional research reputation (12.5%), Publications (10%), Books (2.5%), Conferences (2.5%), Normalized citation impact (10%), Total citations (7.5%), Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited (12.5%), … Read more

University Students in Egypt not Allowed to Take Examinations Unless Vaccinated

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Monday that all university students will be required to be vaccinated in order to attend exams at the end of the current academic year’s first semester. Read more


31 October 2021

35% of Jobs will Disappear in Next 10 Years: Egypt’s Higher Education Minister 

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that 35% of jobs will disappear within the next ten years, as a result of technological development. Read more

74 Cairo University Professors Listed Among Top 2% of Scientists Globally 

Cairo University President Mohamed Othman el-Khosht announced that 74 professors at the university were added to the list of the top 2 percent of scientists around the world. Read more

Al-Azhar Issues Fatwa Allowing Pigs’ Kidneys to be Transplanted to Humans 

Egypt’s top religious institution, Al-Azhar, has issued a fatwa permitting pig’s kidneys to be transplanted into a human body, but only under certain conditions. Read more

Arab Professors Despair of Poor Working Conditions

University professors in Arab countries have long complained about poor wages, but recent interviews and research also found widespread dissatisfaction with other work conditions, such as a lack of basic benefits and short-term contracts that make their livelihoods precarious. Read more

AUC to Celebrate Inauguration of its First Ever Arab President Monday 

The American University in Cairo (AUC) will celebrate on Monday the inauguration of Lebanese American scholar Ahmed Dallal as its first Arab president throughout its 102-year-long history. Read more

Cairo University Launches Student Contest for Sustainable Solutions 

In celebration of World Sustainability Day, Cairo University is launching a competition that invites students to come up with sustainable innovations, and present them through either video or poster form. Read more

Egyptian Researcher Records New Unknown Genus of Rodents Dating Back 34 Million Years 

About 34 million years ago, in the Eocene period of the Paleogene (the period from 66 to 23 million years ago), and in a tropical-like environment with forests and swamps in what is today the Qatrani Desert in Egypt’s Fayoum Depression, a genus of rodents that was not known before, used to live. Read more

Egypt’s Academic Institutions Can Develop Pharmaceutical Industry…

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said the country’s academic institutions, universities, and research centres can play a pivotal role in developing the pharmaceutical industry, producing effective pharmaceutical ingredients, and achieving self-sufficiency. Read more

Egypt – PM Madbouly Orders Vaccination of all Workers in Education Sector Against COVID-19 

Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, stressed the need to quickly provide coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for all workers in the education sector, as well as university students, to combat the spread of the pandemic. Read more

Students who Did not Receive COVID-19 Vaccine will not Enter Campuses: …

Students who will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine will not enter campuses or dormitories, said spokesperson for the Ministry of Higher Education Adel Abdel Ghaffar in media remarks. Read more 


30 September 2021

All Education Sector Employees to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

The Egyptian health ministry is planning to ensure that 100 percent of employees in the country’s education sector are vaccinated against the coronavirus by October, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Wednesday. Read more

American University in Cairo’s MBA Programme Ranked Top in in Africa

In Quacquarelli’s worldwide assessment of business degree programmes, AUC got ranked the top university in Africa in the Global MBA Rankings for 2022, alongside University of Capetown in South Africa. Read more

Chinese Vocational Workshop in Egypt Prepares Graduates for Labor Market 

An engineering professor was taking a group of students on a tour inside a spacious vocational training workshop, Luban Workshop, at Cairo-based Ain Shams University, introducing its courses to them. Read more

Egypt’s Higher Education Minister Says ‘All Options Possible’ in Case of Coronavirus…

All options are on the table to handle any sudden rise in coronavirus cases, Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said, but did not respond to the possibility of whether an academic year would be postponed in case of an outbreak occurs. Read more

Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Highlights Strong Overall Relations Between UAE, Egypt

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, highlighted the strong overall relations between the UAE and Egypt, most notably in higher education, as well as Egypt’s keenness to provide Emirati students in Egypt with the necessary support and facilitations. Read more

Egyptian Universities Vaccinate Students, Staff ahead of New Academic Year

Egyptian universities started to vaccinate employees in the education sector, teaching staffs and students above 18 against the coronavirus ahead of the new academic year that begins next month. Read more

Egypt’s Ain Shams University Wins Unesco Literacy Prize

The Cairo University is one of six international recipients recognised for outstanding inclusive distance and digital learning projects in Covid times. Read more

Egypt to Set up 1,100 Vaccination Centres for University Students

Egypt will set up 1,100 centres nationwide for university students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, … Read more

GIZ Egypt Holds Award Ceremony of Agri-Digital Competition

Competition aims to enhance digital agriculture ecosystem in Egypt by empowering existing, potential entrepreneurs, particularly youth, women. The German development agency, GIZ, held the closing ceremony of the Agri-Digital Startup Competition, in cooperation with Ain Shams University’s Innovation, … Read more

Govt Seeks after Int’l Standards in Developing Higher Education System

Egypt adopts a modern strategy for developing and upgrading the higher education system, to make it compatible with the international standards, the cabinet media center said Friday. Read more

Health Minister Visits Cairo University to Inspect Vaccination Process of Students 

Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed has confirmed that the Ministry communicates with concerned parties to accelerate the vaccination process of university students against coronavirus. Read more

Higher Education Minister Witnesses Signing of MoU with Chinese Huawei 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese Huawei Technologies Egypt. Read more

Huawei Unlocks Future of Digital Transformation in Egypt

Huawei creates ‘The Golden Triangle’ through cooperating with public, private sectors in supporting youth to achieve sustainable development. Read more

Institutions in SA, Egypt, Kenya Ranked for Graduate Skills

Two South African universities have been placed in the top 200 institutions in the world for their work towards the production of graduates with the skills and knowledge required for the modern workplace. Read more

Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs Seek Practical Solutions for Agriculture 

Agriculture students at four Egyptian universities will soon start studying new curricula that combine interdisciplinary engineering with ecological and environmental aspects. Read more

MBA Rankings: Schools in Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa on List

Five African business schools are among 286 institutions globally that offer the world’s best Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programmes, according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a major ranking provider of analytics and other insights on the higher education sector worldwide. Read more

Project Unlocks Understanding of Miracle of Mary Texts

Whatever is human belongs to all human beings” said Mehari Worku, deacon in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, when asked whether he had concerns about this work being organised and housed by an American university. Read more

Rankings: African Universities have Made Progress Since 2018

African universities at last may be shaking off the longstanding unenviable characterisation of not measuring up to their counterparts in other parts of the world when it comes to providing high-quality teaching, research output, knowledge transfer and international outlook, … Read more

Unvaccinated School and University Employees Banned from On-Site wWork in Egypt

Egypt’s Education Ministry announced that education workers who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus will not be allowed to work on site, unless they submit to twice weekly testing for the virus. Read more


31 August 2021

12-15 New Universities to Enter Service in Egypt in 2022

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar stated in a phone-in Tuesday that 12-15 new universities will enter service in 2022. Read more

60,000 Students Register to Take University Admission Tests

Adel Abdel Ghaffar, the Higher Education Ministry spokesperson, said that admission tests in all universities are carried out regularly, amid strict precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Ain Shams University Wins the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy

The Ain Shams University won the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2021 for organizing online literacy classes for rural areas in Egypt, … Read more

AUC Offers Fifteen Scholarships for Thanawiya Amma Students 

There are fifteen vacant scholarships offered by The American University in Cairo (AUC) to thanawiya amma students in Fall 2021. Read more

Cairo University Keeps its Place Among Top 500 Global Universities in Chinese Ranking

President of Cairo University Mohamed Othman el khosht said the university has maintained its place among the top 500 global universities in the world in the 2021 Chinese Shanghai ranking. Read more

College of Water and Environmental Engineering and Deanship of Scientific Research Hold an Enlightening Lecture on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

… the College of Water and Environmental Engineering and the Deanship of Scientific Research, organized a scientific lecture titled, “Sudan’s Position and Latest Developments on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Money and Impact”. Read more

Compulsory Vaccination for Egypt’s University Community

The Egyptian government has made COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for students above the age of 18, faculty staff and other workers at both public and private universities. Read more

Egypt Channels $2.4bn Finance into 36 Projects for Education, Research Development

Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation has secured development finance worth $2.36bn, through multilateral and bilateral cooperation, to launch 36 education and scientific research development projects across 74 locations nationwide.  Read more

Egypt Opens 5th Edition of Higher Education Exhibition

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, and Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea inaugurated, on Sunday, the fifth Higher Education Exhibition, …Read more

Egypt Starts Vaccinating University Students Ahead of Academic Year

Egyptian authorities have started vaccinating university students against coronavirus, ahead of the upcoming academic year set to begin on October. Read more

Egyptian Universities List Suspected Muslim Brotherhood Affiliates

Egypt’s parliament approved a new draft law to allow the non-disciplinary dismissal, or dismissal without judicial procedures, of public servants who are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Read more

Egypt’s Visually Impaired Students Receive a Helping Hand

The first of its kind in Egypt, an app was launched at Zagazig University containing all the textbooks and recorded lectures by faculty members. Read more

Egypt to Launch First Satellite by University Students in 2022

The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) says a new Cube-Sat will be launched as part of a training programme to manufacture university satellite in the second half of 2022, after an agreement was signed with a Japanese party, … Read more

Minimum GPA for First Stage Thanaweya Amma Students at Universities Announced

Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced that the minimum GPA for admission to universities for Thanaweya Amma (high school) students for the first stage is 88.4 percent for the science branch, 80 percent for sports, and 65.7 percent for the literary branch. Read more

President Al-Sisi Launches Egypt University of Informatics in New Capital

Project aims to create distinguished young professionals capable of keeping pace with global technological development, being driving force for technological innovation in Egypt. Read more

Researchers Discover Remains of Four-Legged Amphibious Whale in Egypt’s Fayoum

‘Phiomicetus Anubis’ was one of fiercest creatures, lived tens of millions of years ago. Read more

Russia Participates in Egypt’s International Forum for Higher Education 

The ninth round of the International Forum for Higher Education in Egypt and the Middle East (EDUGATE) was held in Cairo from 9 to 11 August with the participation of Russia. Read more

Students Have to be Part of Universities’ SDG Efforts

Higher education institutions in Africa need to empower students to contribute individually and as a group to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by setting individual SDGs and by building their own sustainable development competencies to advance these goals. Read more

Tokyo Olympics: What is the Role of Universities in Sport?

Africa’s poor performance in the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo highlighted the role that universities on the continent could play to help prepare sports stars for the international sports stage, similar to the work done by institutions in other parts of the world, notably the United States. Read more

Universities to Identify Suspected Muslim Brotherhood Affiliates

University presidents in Egypt intend to prepare lists of employees who ostensibly belong to the Muslim Brotherhood and other designated terrorist groups to be sacked from their jobs as per legislative amendments recently enacted by the Egyptian Parliament … Read more


31 July 2021

26% Increase in Egyptian Students Pursuing Postgraduate Studies in US

The number of Egyptian students who pursue postgraduate studies in the United States during the last decade increased by 26%, Higher education expert at Erudera, Gent Ukehajdaraj, told Daily News Egypt. Read more

70% Increase in Egyptian Students Enrolled at Higher Education in UK…

The number of Egyptian students enrolled at higher education in the UK has risen 70% between the 2014/15 and 2019/20 academic years, growing from 1,695 to 2,895 students, official data shows. Read more

Al-Alamein International University Cements Partnership with France’s Jean Moulin University

Joint and dual degrees and certificates will be awarded between the two universities, through the provision of Jean Moulin programs at Al-Alamein. Read more

American University in Cairo Signs Agreement with International Finance Corporation

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the School of Business Administration at the American University in Cairo (AUC) has signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to support entrepreneurship.

BEBA Reviews Future of Digitisation in Education at Virtual Education Week

The British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) has reviewed the future of digitisation in education on the second day of its first Virtual Education Week. Read more

Egypt Puts Final Touches on Energy Workshops

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced, on Monday, that the New Cairo Technological University (NCTU) has completed preparations on several new laboratories and workshops. Read more

Egypt’s Higher Education Minister Follows up Alamein Univ Preparations…

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and President of Al Alamein International University (AIU) Essam el Kordi met Sunday to discuss a partnership agreement between the two sides. Read more

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Universities Asks for List of ‘Terrorist’ Employees

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Universities has asked university deans to make lists of “terrorist” employees so they can be expelled. Read more

Egypt to Establish 12 Not-for-Profit, Private Universities

Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Sunday said that the ministry will establish 12 new private, not-for-profit universities in Assiut, Beni Suef, Ain Shams, Mansoura, Helwan, Zagazig, Benha, Suez, East Port Said, South Valley, Menoufia, and Minya. Read more

E-Learning is Getting Stuck in the Digital Divide

With 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa stranded without internet access, many African universities’ valiant efforts to embrace online delivery got stuck in the digital divide. COVID-19 has shown that affordable, accessible internet is more necessary than ever. Read more

Ethiopian Group Asks for Academics’ Support in Dam Dispute

Members of an advisory council to the Ethiopian government have called on university leaders and academia from all over the world to reject “outdated and unfair colonial treaties” as grounds for settling the dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

Higher Education Minister Follows up Alamein Univ Preparations for New Academic Year

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and President of Al Alamein International University (AIU) Essam el Kordi met on Sunday 25/7/2021 to discuss a partnership agreement between the two sides. Read more

Leaders Ask African Governments to Go ‘Beyond Rhetoric’

There is no need for the continent to be struggling with how to develop university education, given that the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco, founded in 859CE, and the Al-Azhar University in Egypt, founded around 970CE,… Read more

NMEC Honors Students of Faculties of Fine Arts, Applied Arts & Art Education…

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization honored a number of students from the Faculties of Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Art Education at Helwan University, in appreciation of the efforts they made in preparing the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade. Read more

Solar Fuels, Clean Water, Face Mask Filters: Technological Solutions to Critical Issues

“The work demonstrates the ability to fabricate highly efficient solar cells for light harvesting and production of electricity using environmentally-friendly materials, without sacrificing the efficiency,” Read more

UNIMED – The Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Mediterranean

The study aims to investigate the internationalisation of higher education, to identify obstacles and challenges, to outline transferable inspiring practices and finally to make a series of recommendations for the Union for the Mediterranean to foster regional integration. Read more


30 June 2021

A Communique of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

We, members of the Advisory Council, composed of academics, scholars and professionals in Ethiopia and the Diaspora, are outraged by the misguided, biased and unfounded statements made by Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif of Egypt, …made in reference to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

AUC Launches Continental Trade Programme for PAN-African Trade

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has launched the African Regional Trade Professional Certificate in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by the Egyptian Agency for Partnership of Development (EAPD). Read more

AUC Publishes Book of Whole Food Recipes From Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has published a new fully illustrated cookbook titled “Bilhana: Whole Food Recipes from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco”. Read more

A Workshop on Ranking of Egyptian Universities…

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, on Monday evening inaugurated the activities of the workshop organized by the Ministry of Higher Education in cooperation with the Knowledge Bank and the QS Ranking in the Middle East, …Read more

Egypt Earmarks 13% Increase in Allocations for Education, Higher Education, Health, …

An increase of EGP 87.8 billion has been earmarked in Egypt’s new budget for the education, higher education, health, and scientific research sectors, stated Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait in a statement before parliament on Sunday. Read more

Egyptian-Russian Friendship Olive Tree Planted at Egyptian-Russian University

The tree was planted at the Egyptian-Russian University as a symbol of friendship between Egypt and Russia, which coincided with the Russian Federation’s celebrations of the 76th anniversary of the victory in World War II. Read more

Egypt, China Launch Chinese Language Club in Cairo

Egypt and China celebrated on Tuesday evening the launch of a Chinese language club in the Egyptian capital Cairo, while awarding the winners of the local Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition for non-Chinese students. Read more

Egypt’s Planning Ministry, AUC Venture Lab Launch Training Programme…

AUC Venture Lab contributes to accelerating over 200 start-ups, creating more than 8,000 job opportunities…Read more

Egypt’s Universities Adopt Academic Credit-Hour System

The Egyptian government has approved draft legislation enabling public universities to set the time required for a student to graduate in hours rather than academic years. Read more

Egypt’s Universities Apply Digital Transformation at Cost of EGP 7.3bn

The new system will see the implementation of projects such as automated tests, e-learning systems, university hospital automation, and an international student portal. Read more

GERD Realization: Intellectuals told to Debunk Egypt; Sudan’s Lie

Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity hosted a virtual meeting to address top officials of 45 universities to create consensus among them on raging issues surrounding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s realization. Read more

Higher Education in Egypt: 2014 vs 2021

Earlier this month, the Higher Education Ministry ran a comparison of the state of higher education in 2021 versus where it was back in 2014. Read more

IOM Egypt Signs MoU with Cairo University to Establish Migration Research Unit

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Egypt, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, signed on 1 June a Memorandum of Understanding with Cairo University … Read more

Monufiya University Student Stabbed by Colleague During Exam

A student at the Faculty of Engineering at Monufiya University was stabbed in the chest by his colleague after a quarrel took place between them during an exam. Read more

Number of Egyptian Students in the US Increases 76% in 10 Years

The United States has been one of the most popular places among Egyptian students to pursue higher education, with a remarkable 76 percent increase in the number of students throughout the last decade. Read more

Overview of Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation…

African participants will be automatically funded, the EU will fund at least partly the participation of the international partners. Read more

State Keen on Backing Establishment of New Universities

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli said on Monday the state is supporting all efforts to expand the establishment of new universities. Read more


31 May 2021

Addressing Equity and Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19

Last year, roughly 222 million students were enrolled in formal post-secondary education around the world, more than doubling the 100 million student enrolment figure from 2000. Read more

Africa IoT, AI Challenge Launched in Egypt

The Africa Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge have been officially launched in Egypt during the closing ceremony of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IEEE GCAIoT). Read more

AUC Computer Science Team Publishes Arab World Research Section…

In the works since 2019, the first special Arab World Research section has been published in the Association for Computing Machinery magazine, Communications of the ACM. Read more

AUC Schools Rank Top in Africa

Eduniversal and QS World University rankings have ranked different AUC programs as some of the top performing and highest delivering academic courses of study in the continent, and the world. Check out some of the recent rankings by school below. Read more

Egypt Asserts Importance of Research Cooperation to Achieve 2030 Goals

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar highlighted, on Monday, the importance of cooperation between research institutes nationwide. Read more

Egypt to Establish Universities in South Sinai, Sharkia…

Two government-owned universities in South Sinai and Sharkia are set to be established per a Wednesday Cabinet decree. Read more

New Findings by a British Council Case Study on Women STEM in Egypt

The thrust of the discussion resulted in unpacking and examining the multiple thresholds of women and girls in higher education and employment in STEM fields in Egypt. Read more

Region’s Research Publication Capacity Continues to Expand

North African countries, led by Egypt, are progressively increasing their footprint in the global production of peer-reviewed and high-impact science articles that are listed in the Web of Science, a platform that provides a wide range of multiple journal databases from different academic fields. Read more

Telemedicine App Comes in First at AUC’s Real-Life Competition

Five students won first place in the AUC’s Student Union’s Real-Life Competition for Besta, a telemedicine application. Read more

The Minister of Higher Education Receives a Report

The report pointed to the depth of the relations between the two countries, especially in the educational, scientific and cultural fields, and the conduct of discussions on the activities of the Egyptian-Russian Year of Human Exchange 2021 with regard to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research… Read more

University Hospitals on High Alert on Sham el Nessim

The Higher Education Ministry raised on Sunday the state of alert at all university hospitals and emergency departments across the nation on the occasion of Sham el Nessim. Read more


30 April 2021

4 Egyptian Universities Hold Electronic Tests for 1st Semester

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced that 10 faculties at universities across the country have held electronic tests for the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more

4th Egypt-Russia Book Fair Held at MSA University

On show at the fair were the latest international publications and a number of books translated from the Russian language. Read more

AUC Professor Startup Wins JICA Ninja Competition 

The startup company of Wael Mamdouh, associate professor of nanotechnology, was selected as one of the winners of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Business Plan Competition. Read more

Cube Satellites to Bolster Education of Space Scientists

The Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), in cooperation with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), plans to develop 35 educational cube satellites (CubeSats) for universities across Egypt to prepare future space scientists. Read more

Egypt is Racing Against Time to Establish 1st University in New Valley on 1,000 Acres

Four decades ago, the people of the New Valley Governorate had dreamed of establishing a university there. Governor of the New Valley Mohammad al-Zomlout confirmed that the establishment of the New Valley University comes within the government’s plan… Read more

Egypt to Establish National Institute for Medical Research with Harvard University

Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Tuesday that cooperation is underway with the Harvard University’s Faculty of Medicine to establish a national institute for health and medical research. Read more

Global Impact Rankings Include 2 African Universities in Top 100

Two African universities – the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and Aswan University in Egypt – are placed in the top 100 institutions in the world for their work towards the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)… Read more

Higher Education Minister Reviews Report on Suez Canal University Projects

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar reviewed on Sunday a report on the 357-million-pound projects that were implemented for Suez Canal University. Read more

New Centers Assist Students with Disabilities at 5 Egyptian Universities

New service centers for students with disabilities at five of Egypt’s public universities could make academic life much easier for students like Mustafa Ali, a second-year student at Assiut University’s Faculty of Specific Education. Read more

North Africa Hit by Brain Drain of ICT Graduates

Talent migration of highly skilled information and communication technology (ICT) professionals from North African countries to the high-income European Union member states is contributing to a brain drain in the region. Read more

Sexual Harassment 101 Through Radio Ads 

In a survey conducted by UN Women, more than 99% of Egyptian women and girls surveyed said that they had experienced some type of sexual harassment during their lifetime. Today, multiple national initiatives and campaigns have been initiated as part of awareness-raising efforts… Read more

The British University in Egypt Signs an MOU with El-Reef- El Masry

The one and a half million acres” project to the beneficiaries for the purpose of reclamation, cultivation and development, where the British University is going to experiment and operate one of the wind turbines prototypes developed and produced by its research teams in the western-western Minya region located on the Bani Mazar Al-Bawiti road. Read more


31 March 2021

Egypt to Host Branches for University of London and University of Central Lancashire

Egypt’s Official Gazette published in its issue eight bis (f), President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decision #86 of 2021 regarding the establishment of a branch from the University of London and the University of Central Lancashire. Read more

Egypt to Start Clinical Trials on COVID-19 Vaccine

Clinical trials are about to start on Egypt’s first locally developed COVID-19 vaccine (Covi Vax) after the jab got regulatory approval. Read more

Higher Education Minister Reviews Report on Suez Canal University Projects

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar reviewed on Sunday a report on the 357-million-pound projects that were implemented for Suez Canal University. Read more

Ministry of Higher Education Sets Ten Requirements to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdul Ghaffar on Saturday emphasized the importance of applying preventive measures and guidelines to limit the spread of coronavirus in universities and institutes as the second semester begins. Read more

Several Egyptian Universities Shine in Global Rankings

A total of 14% of Egypt’s 63 universities were considered for inclusion in the global academic rankings, according to the 11th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Read more

Sisi Orders Establishment of Foundation for ‘European Universities in Egypt’

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi decreed the establishment of a foundation for European Universities in Egypt to host a branch for each of the Universities of London and Central Lancashire inside Egypt. Read more

Space Environment Research Lab to be Established at Egyptian Japanese University

A laboratory for space environment research at the Egyptian Japanese University of Science and Technology is being established to support the Egyptian space program, the President of the Egyptian Japanese University of Science and Technology in Borg al-Arab Ahmed al-Gohary announced. Read more

Unleash Your Voice…

AUC’s Debate Society, a student-led organization, is holding one of its biggest events yet – discussing the influence of state and society on sexual harassment. Titled Unleash Your Voice, the event is bringing together faculty, students, specialists and actors to engage in a conversation about sexual harassment in Egypt. Read more


28 February 2021

Egypt’s Universities Combat Gender-Based Violence Through ‘Safe Women’s Units’

Outside a room at Cairo University’s Kasr Al-Ainy Teaching Hospital, S.S., a woman in her 40s, sat at the door to the “Safe Women’s Unit,” waiting for her turn to enter for a second visit to follow up on her recovery from the effects of repeated physical and sexual violence inflicted on her by her husband. Read more

Faculty Researches Automated Solutions to Complex Health Challenges

“My research activities dramatically improve my effectiveness as a teacher,” said Hassan Azzazy, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry. “On the one hand, I incorporate relevant aspects of my research projects and findings into my undergraduate and graduate courses. Read more

Planning, Higher Education Ministers Discuss Investment Plan for FY 2021/22

Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said met with Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar to discuss details of the latter ministry’s investment plan for fiscal year (FY) 2021/2022. Read more

The Future of AUC: Second Annual Strategic Business Planning Conference

“Plans to inform budget” was a common message iterated during the two-day conference, highlighting AUC’s commitment to planning as the means to align, optimize resources and inform its budget. Read more


31 January 2021

A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean

A collaboration between the Orlando Museum of Art and the American University in Cairo, A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, will feature artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo. Read more

A Return to Remote Learning as Second Wave Intensifies

Public and private Egyptian universities have suspended face-to-face education and postponed first-term exams until after the mid-year break as the country continues to experience a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Read more

Cairo University to Pay for Vaccinating Staff Against Coronavirus

University head called on civil society organisations to support Tahya Misr Fund and the government by contributing in paying for the vaccine. Read more

Egypt Government Denies Resorting to Research Papers for Higher Education Students

The Egyptian government said on Tuesday that there is no change in the exam system for higher education students, confirming that the system will still rely on written tests to be performed in person… Read more

Egyptian Nuclear Engineering Students Graduate from Russian Tomsk Polytechnic University

A new batch of international nuclear engineering students, including Egyptians, has graduated from the Russian Tomsk Polytechnic University… Read more

Faculty Explores the Emerging Applications of Mobile and ICT for Human Betterment

“My prime objective since my return to Egypt in 2009 was to conduct research that not only advances the body of global knowledge in my field but also addresses problems relevant to Egypt,”. Read more

Government Reviews Digitisation Process at Universities, University Hospitals

Review looked at implementation of electronic examination system, automation of university hospitals and digitalisation at universities. Read more

Protecting Africa from Becoming Vaccine Test Lab

Despite the lack of clinical trial and public data on the safety and efficacy of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, several African countries, including Egypt and Morocco, have been gearing up to use them. Read more

Several Varsities to Build New Campuses Across Africa

Several Egyptian universities are expanding their reach in Africa by adding campuses and broadening their offerings in what higher education experts describe as a move to promote higher education development and regional cooperation… Read more

Sisi Urges Focusing Academic Studies in New Egyptian Universities on Modern Sciences

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi highlighted the need that academic studies in the newly built universities be focused on modern sciences and advanced scientific specialties to qualify graduates for job market. Read more

Tax Withholding Campus Conversation

Last week’s campus conversation explained how AUC will begin to withhold taxes on employee salaries and wages and remit them to the Egyptian Tax Authority monthly. Read more

The Third International Day of Education

The third International Day of Education (January 24) is marked on Monday 25 January 2021 under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’. Read more


31 December 2020

Al-Azhar Book Fair Witnesses Massive Turnout

For the second consecutive year, the book fair at Al-Azhar University for Girls witnessed a massive turnout of female students. The book fair is organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization, in cooperation with Al-Azhar University… Read more

A New Scientific Achievement at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology…

Prof. El-Gohary: Priority is given to applied research that can contribute to community service and find solutions to tackle industry problems…Read more

Angry Students Claim Favouritism Determines Placements

Mauritanian students protested in front of the Presidential Palace in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, following allegations that bureaucrats tampered with lists allocating places to students to attend Egyptian universities. Read more

Chuka University Students Protest over Proposed Fee Hike

Tension is high at Chuka University in Tharaka Nithi County over the proposed plans to increase tuition fees. Read more

Dec. 21 Marks 112 Years Since Establishment of Cairo University

112 years have passed since the establishment of the oldest Egyptian universities, Cairo University. It was established on December 21, 1908. Read more

Faculty of Engineering & Technology Accreditation

The National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) accredited in its meeting held on Monday both the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Future University in Egypt…Read more

Health Minister Thanks Harvard University for Choosing Egypt in Medical Programs

Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed on Sunday thanked Harvard University for choosing Egypt as part of several medical programs. Read more

Leaving No One Behind by Fostering Digital Technical and Vocational Education…

How can people acquire the skills needed to digitize work to take on new tasks? What must Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) strategies look like to bring technology closer to learners, teachers and managers? Read more

Over 60 Egyptian Universities Apply for 2021 Hult Prize Worth US$1 Million

More than 60 Egyptian universities have applied to compete in the international Hult Prize competition, which awards US$1 million in funding award to the winner every year. Read more


30 November 2020

379 Egyptian Academics Among top 2% of Influential Researchers Globally

Chair of the Microbiology and Immunity Department at Cairo University’s Faculty of Pharmacology Ramy Aziz stated Sunday that 379 Egyptian academics are among the top two percent of reserachers whose work is most impactful, according to Scopus database. Read more

Communication Ministry, Ottawa Univ. Sign MoU on Digitization

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Canadian Ottawa University signed Thursday MoU on offering cooperation for carrying out an academic program… Read more

Egypt and Hungary Discuss Potential Collaboration on AI

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, met with the Ambassador of Hungary in Cairo to discuss boosting cooperation between the two countries in the fields of AI and data science, capacity building…Read more

Egypt, Mexico Discuss Boosting Higher Education Cooperation

Ain Shams University President Mahmoud Al Metiny has discussed at a meeting with Mexico’s Ambassador in Cairo José Octavio Tripp means of boosting higher education cooperation. Read more

Egypt Ranks Third in Arab World for Quality of Education 

Higher Education Minister said that Egypt’s high regional ranking is based on increasing number of universities, with at least 1 university in almost every governorate. Read more

Entrepreneurship Hubs to Stimulate Innovation

African universities have been urged to establish entrepreneurship hubs to avoid wasting student and staff research project innovations that could be developed into commercial products. Read more

ITIDA, AUC Venture Lab Collaborate on Startup Launchpad

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) Venture Lab have announced their collaboration on the Startup Launchpad. Read more

…The Effect of Crises on the Local Labor Market (A Case Study of Covid-19 Crisis)” at Mansoura University

The Career Development Center at Mansoura University organized a panel discussion entitled ” the Effect of Crises on the Local Labor Market (A Case Study of Covid-19 Crisis)”. Read more


31 October 2020

AUC’s Center of Excellence for Water Participates in Cairo Water Week 2020

For the second year in a row, the Center of Excellence for Water at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is participating in Cairo Water Week (CWW) 2020… Read more

Cairo’s Ain Shams University Bans Entry Without Face Mask

Entry into the 70-year-old Ain Shams University without a face mask has been banned. Read more

Cairo Univ. accepts Upper Egypt Students to Keep Them Away from ‘Vengeance Disputes’

President of Cairo University Mohamed el-Khosht revealed that the university has accepted some students from Upper Egypt’s governorates “to keep them away from the risks of vengeance embedded in the culture of these governorates.” Read more

Egyptian Martyrs’ Children, North Sinai Students Exempted from Education Tuition…

Academic students, who are relatives of security martyrs, and students of North Sinai will be exempted from tuition and university dorm fees for the current academic year 2020/2021… Read more

Egypt, South Sudan Ink Coop. Protocol on Higher Education

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar signed on Saturday 24/10/2020 a cooperation protocol with South Sudanese Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology Gabriel Changson at the ministry’s premises. Read more


30 September 2020

Amid Economic Meltdown, We Must Reimagine the University

Beginning with the first pandemic near modern-day Port Said, in north-eastern Egypt in 541 CE, pandemics have been, by their very nature, disruptive and tend to produce long-lasting change. Read more

AUC, USAID Launch Alexandria University’s Third University Center…

On September 14, AUC inaugurated a new USAID-funded University Center for Career Development Project (UCCD) at Alexandria University… Read more

Egypt’s 2020/21 Academic Year to Start on 17 October: Education Minister

A variety of precautionary measures have been put in place nationwide, including at Egypt’s educational institutions, as part of efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Read more

Islamic Universities Consider Measures to ‘Serve Society’

Islamic universities should develop teaching and learning strategies based on logical critical thinking rather than on the basis of indoctrination… Read more

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Microsoft Egypt Joined Forces …

The initiative supported by Dr.Khaled Abdel Ghafar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, aims to empower the country’s fresh graduates with the most-in-demand digital skills required to boost their employability. Read more

No SAT in Egypt for This Academic Year

College Board cancels all exams for the country, citing test security issues. Read more

Report Highlights Deficits in Graduate Skills

Impressive expansion of tertiary education in most countries in North Africa has not significantly contributed to skills required in the labour market. Read more

Social Media Offers Platform for Online Learning – Study

Results from a recent academic study confirm that proper usage of social media could promote a new era of social learning, social presence and an alternative platform to foster online learning in developing countries. Read more


30 August 2020

AUC Introduces New Courses, Collaborates on International DeVilag Project…

AUC’s Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) — in collaboration with Egyptian and European universities, as well as public and private local entities… Read more

Cholera Epidemic, H1N1 Quarantine in AUC History

This year’s clearing of campus to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic is not the first of its kind in AUC’s history. The University had previously witnessed the outbreak of the cholera epidemic that struck the Middle East in 1947. Read more

Egypt’s Electronic University Admissions for 2020 to Include 2 New Institutions

Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities has announced that the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Science and Technology in Zewail City will be included in the country’s nationwide electronic university admissions for the upcoming 2020/21 academic year. Read more

Egypt Ranks Third in Arab World for Quality of Education…

Higher Education Minister said that Egypt’s high regional ranking is based on increasing number of universities, with at least 1 university in almost every governorate. Read more

Egypt to Establish 4 New Private Universities in Sinai, Alamein, Matrouh and Daqahlia

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly explained that this move emerged from the political leadership’s deep belief in the role of education towards advancing society, building nations and preparing for future challenges. Read more

Egypt University Admissions to Start on 22 August: Higher Education Minister

The first stage of admissions to Egypt’s public universities is set to start on 22 August, following the end of university admission tests, according to Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Read more

LE122B Allocated for Higher Education Sector

… Presidential directives have been issued to support projects aiming to upgrade the university education system through enhancing partnerships with the major international universities and ensuring the best application of the state-of-the-art technological means to help meet the demands of the local and international labor market. Read more

Universities Face Pressure to Better Protect Women

Most Egyptian universities have adopted policies to combat sexual harassment on campus, but a number of incidents recently disclosed on social media have revealed a clear deficit in implementing these policies, writes Amr EL-Tohamy for Al-Fanar Media. Read more


31 July 2020

Egyptian Research Team Reveals Traces of Life in Egypt 2M Years Ago

In a new Egyptian scientific finding, an Egyptian research team tracked the oldest human activity on Egyptian soil, and found it spans back to more than 2 million years. Read more

Faculty Research Tackles Root Causes, Ways to Combat Harassment

Recent events regarding sexual harassment in Egypt have encouraged people to come forward with their own stories and demand that sexual predators be held responsible for their actions. Read more

German University Completes First Phase of its Headquarters

The German International University of Applied Sciences (GIU AS) announced the completion of the first phase of its headquarters in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital. Read more


30 June 2020

AUC, Brown University Develop Cloud V for Open-Source Digital Access

The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) research group at AUC and Brown University’s Scale Computing Lab have developed a cloud-based, digital hardware design environment called Cloud V to utilize open-source academic materials and freely available EDA tools using standard and familiar web interfaces.  Read more

AUC Holds Third Virtual Media Discussion on Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research…

The initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

COVID-19 Drives Medical Brain Drain – Is it All Bad?

Western countries are luring African medical professionals and healthcare workers to migrate as they seek to bridge the gap in medical personnel created by the coronavirus outbreak. Is this a loss for Africa, or are we entering into a different future globalised landscape? Read more

University Seniors to Take Exams in July, Except International Students

The Supreme Council of Universities announced on Tuesday that it will hold the final oral and written exams for all university seniors in July, with international students exempted. Read more


31 May 2020

AUC Provides Mentorship for Gemini Uplift Initiative

AUC will be providing voluntary mentorship support for entrepreneurs as part of the Gemini Uplift initiative to support entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Contingency Plan for Learning and Teaching

Currently the campus is closed to students, both graduate and undergraduate. The government has ordered this as a response to COVID-19, so as to protect the health of the BUE community. Read more

Coping in Egypt During the COVID-19 Crisis…

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic…Read more

Egypt Offers Scholarships to Angolans

Egypt offered to Angola five annual scholarships at graduate and postgraduate levels in medicine and nursing, agronomic engineering, information and communication technologies, law and trade. Read more

University Makes Facemasks Mandatory to Fight Coronavirus

mandatory, becoming the first academic institution to take such a step in the Middle Eastern country, which is struggling to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus. Read more


30 April 2020

A Review of Egypt’s Higher Education

A new report by the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urges reforms in Egypt’s higher education system to ensure responsiveness to the labor market requirements and reduce social inequalities arising from differences in educational opportunity. Read more

Authorities Cancel In-Person Final University Exams

Egypt’s higher education authorities have cancelled the final exams of the second semester in different universities in the Middle Eastern country to help stem an outbreak of the new coronavirus. Read more

Egyptian Students Hopeful of Repatriation

Egyptian students currently based in Northern Cyprus may soon be reunited with their families following an initiative by the government of Egypt to repatriate an estimated 10 million of its citizens who are either working or studying abroad. Read more

Egypt’s Banha University Ranks 101 Worldwide, First Nationwide

Egypt’s Banha University ranked 101st among 200 universities worldwide, and shared the number one spot in Egypt with Alexandria University, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 for Sustainable Development. Read more

Egypt Targets to Investment LE 24B in Higher Education During 20/21

CAIRO – 21 April 2020: Target of government investments would double in the field of higher education and scientific research services, to reach LE 24 billion during the 2020/2021 plan, Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed said Tuesday. Read more

Mid-Term Exams Cancelled, but Final Exams are Still On

In Egypt mid-term university exams have been cancelled but second-semester exams are still on, although study will not resume until the end of the coronavirus outbreak, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, minister of higher education and scientific research, said last Monday. Read more

No Intention to Cancel University Second-Semester Exams…

University second-semester exams will not be cancelled, but the study will not be resumed until the end of the coronavirus outbreak, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research… Read more


31 March 2020

Egypt Cancels Third Preparatory Final Year Exams, Keeps Thanaweya Amma as Scheduled

… Final year exams for third preparatory grade students have been cancelled and replaced with a research paper, to be prepared by students from the curricula studied in each course until 15 March, when schools were suspended nationwide due to the coronavirus. Read more

Six Countries Announce Closures of Universities

Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Sudan have followed Algeria in closing universities temporarily as part of wider efforts to halt the communal spread of the coronavirus in North Africa. Read more

Telecommunication Firms Help in Shift to Online Learning

Telecommunications companies are partnering with governments to help with the shift to online and distance learning as universities shut down campuses to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

The British University Hosted a Session about Raising Awareness Related to Corona Virus…

The Faculty of Nursing at the British University in Egypt hosted a session about raising awareness related to Coronavirus methods of transmission in different places. Read more


29 February 2020

Arab Pharmacist International Counseling Competition 2020

For the second year in a row, Faculty of Pharmacy, The British University in Egypt in cooperation with the Egyptian Society for Integrated Pharmacy Services have organized the “Arab Pharmacist International Counseling Competition 2020”. Read more

Bologna University Demands Release of Student Held in Cairo

The University of Bologna academic senate, students, the European Parliament president and Amnesty International have called for the release of Patrick George Zaki, an Egyptian student studying on a European Union scholarship at the University of Bologna in Italy… Read more

Court Upholds Niqab Ban for Cairo University Teaching Staff

A top Egyptian court backed a decision introduced in 2015 by a previous head of Cairo University to ban female academic staff from wearing the niqab. Read more

Dental Awareness Convoy to the Arabi Orphan

The faculty of Dentistry at the British University sent a therapeutic and educational convoy to the Arabi Orphan Society in partnership with EADS-BUE club. Read more

Egypt, China’s Huawei plan ICT Training for Talented Egyptian Students

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chinese corporation Huawei have discussed plans to provide training to develop the skills of Egyptian university students talented in information and communications technology (ICT). Read more

Egypt’s Top Prosecutor Denies Detained Activist was Tortured

Police detained Patrick George Zaki, an Egyptian university student in Italy, upon arriving in Cairo earlier this month. Read more

Germany, France Voice Support for Egypt’s Higher Education

CAIRO – 26 February 2020: Ambassadors Cyrill Nunn of Germany and Stéphane Romatet of France reiterated on Wednesday their support for Egypt in the field of higher education and scientific research. Read more

Medical and Bioethics Conference “The Contemporary International and Regional Perspectives”

In light of the burgeoning attention of the international legal community of natural sciences, the BUE Faculty of Law hosted, for the first time in Egypt…Read more


31 January 2020

Egypt’s High Administrative Court Approves Cairo University Decision to Ban Niqab

Egypt’s High Administrative Court approved on Monday Cairo University’s decision to ban its professors from wearing the niqab, or face veil, ending a controversy that began five years ago… Read more

Egypt’s Universities Launch UK Partnerships

Universities in the UK and Egypt have signed 10 partnership agreements aimed at building scientific research and increasing opportunities for student and staff exchanges. Read more


31 December 2019

AUC Improves Sustainability Ranking Among Universities Worldwide

AUC ranked 132 out of 780 institutions in the annual UI Green Metric initiative, moving up from its 136 ranking last year. Read more

AUC Partners with AAIB for Teacher Development Program

“To surpass the dynamics of our landscape, our education needs to move from theoretical-based learning to one that informs and inspires teaching practices,” said Sherif Elwy, vice chairman and managing director of AAIB. Read more

AUC Recognized for Exemplary Performance in Digital Innovation with Operational Efficiency Award

Earlier this year, The American University in Cairo announced its decision to move the Ellucian Banner Student Information System (SIS) to the cloud. Read more

Biomedicine and Bioethics “The Contemporary International and Regional Perspectives”

…The BUE Faculty of Law hosted, for the first time in Egypt, a one-day conference on “Biomedicine” and “Bioethics” focusing on “The Contemporary International and Regional Perspectives.” Read more

Egypt’s King Salman International University to be Completed in 2020

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inspected the university progress and was briefed on the facilities of the university branch. Read more

Globalization in Higher Education in Egypt in a Historical Context

As globalization has become a complex force that affects all aspects of life, no nation can deny its importance, and no community is immune from its effects. Hence, globalization greatly concerns higher education. Read more

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Between The British University in Egypt (BUE) and the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) in Japan

On 12 December 2019 a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BUE and the NITech (Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan) took place. Read more

The Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science at the British University in Egypt Held conference about the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

The Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science at the British University in Egypt organised a conference about “Artificial Intelligence “ (AI)… titled “2019 International Conference, Robotics and Control. Read more

The Medical Acts in the Interest of Others; International Panorama

The Faculty of Law in cooperation with the “Réseau Universitaire International de Bioéthique”, an international University based Network for Bioethics composed of twenty universities from different countries and diverse legal backgrounds, hosted a workshop on “The Medical Acts in the Interest of Others; International Panorama”. Read more


30 November 2019

Visit by Delegation from Helwan University, Egypt

The visitors from Helwan University, Egypt, arrived Moi University, on the 4th of November 2019 received by Prof. Charles Lagat (Director, International Programmes, Linkages & Alumni)… Read more


31 October 2019

Cairo University to Cultivate 1 Million Fruit Trees Across Egypt

Cairo University and a telecommunication company will sign on Tuesday a cooperation protocol to launch “Green Egypt” project aimed at cultivating a million fruit trees over four years. Read more

Edinburgh University Students Leave Egypt Over Safety Concerns

A Scottish university has recalled nine of its students studying in Egypt amid concerns for their safety. Read more

Egypt Considers Turning State Universities into Smart Educational Institutions

In the coming period there will be close cooperation between the ministries of higher education and communications to implement a number of presidential tasks, including the automation of all examinations in all disciplines. Read more

Egypt- Private University Student Enrollment Increased by 14.2% in 2018/19: CAPMAS

The total number of students enrolled in higher education reached 3.104 million students during the academic year 2018/19, compared to 2.985 million students during 2017/18, an increase of 4%. Read more

Egypt, S. Korea Finalising Preparations for Opening Beni Suef Technological University

The Egyptian government and the South Korean embassy in Cairo are finalising preparations for inaugurating the Beni Suef Technological University scheduled for early October 2019. Read more

Opening Foreign University Branches Fruit of Plan Started 2 Years Ago: Minister of Higher Education

Chairperson of El-Sewedy Education, Ahmed Elsewedy, said that the university presents a unique model for developed educational services based on the latest educational methods. It hosts branches of international universities that allow for studying their most distinguished majors. Read more

30 September 2019

Cairo University Achieves Huge Leap in 2019 Global Rankings

Head of Cairo University Mohamed Osman el-Khosht said the 110-year-old university has achieved a huge leap in the international rankings in 2019, adding that it succeeded to surpass over 153 universities, according to Shanghai ranking. Read more

First Annual Scientific Conference by the Pharmacognosy and Microbiology

Pharmacy Faculty at The British University in Egypt held the First Annual Conference for the Pharmacognosy and Microbiology Department on the 15th of September 2019 in the University premises. Read more

From Prisoner to Student – Hope in the Life of a Refugee

In 2007, I began an undergraduate degree in geophysics at Ain Shams University in my home city of Cairo, Egypt. In my third year, I wanted to switch to theoretical physics, but with only a year left to graduation, I decided to continue my geophysics degree and pick up physics again after graduating. Read more

31 August 2019

Ambassador of Belarus Sergei Rachkov Meets the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt Sergey Rachkov held a meeting with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Arab Republic of Egypt Khaled Attef Abd El-Ghafar. Read more

Cairo University Jumps 100 Ranks in Shanghai Ranking

Cairo University jumped 100 ranks to occupy a 301-400-category place in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Read more

Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt

The Egyptian Higher Education Ministry always shows great keenness in enhancing and developing services provided to students holding Arab and foreign equivalent certificates. Read more

Racus Organization Held an Educational Exhibition Tour in Egypt

Russian-Egyptian relationships in the area of higher education are developing more and more quickly every year. Read more

Stakeholders meet in Cairo, Egypt for AAU’s Conference of Rectors, Universities (COREVIP 2019)

Higher Education stakeholders from Africa and across the world are meeting in Egypt to discuss critical issues and priorities for the advancement of this sector of the African economy. Read more

31 July 2019

Cairo University Dismisses Professor for Sexual Harassment Allegations

The disciplinary board at Cairo University has fired a Mass Communication professor, Yaseen Lasheen, on Friday for being allegedly accused of sexual harassment and blackmail of a female student. Read more

DKA Modules in Higher Education

In the month of July, the DAAD Kairo Akademie DKA organized two special modules concerned with Higher Education. Read more

Education Min. Braces to Receive Non-Egyptian Certificates

The Egyptian Higher Education Ministry always shows great keenness in enhancing and developing services provided to students holding Arab and foreign equivalent certificates. Read more

Egypt’s Cairo University to Open First Nanotechnology Faculty

Egypt’s cabinet approved on Thursday the establishment of the first nanotechnology faculty in Egypt at Cairo University starting the upcoming academic year. Read more

Egypt’s Fducation Ministry Announces Thanaweya Amma Grades Required for Faculty Admissions in 2019/20

Egypt’s Ministry of Education announced on Sunday the Thanaweya Amma grades required for admission to each the elite faculties at the country’s public universities for the upcoming academic year (2019/2020). Read more

New Approach Needed to Tackle Employability Problem

Career counselling in higher education aims to provide students with experiential learning opportunities during and after their coursework. This includes internships, seminars, workshops, professional development programmes and fellowships. Read more

Quality Education – A Drawcard for International Students

Provision of tertiary education to international students is an industry that, if well managed, could provide a significant return on gross domestic product, as the experience of the United Kingdom has shown, according to Egypt’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for University Affairs Amr Adly. Read more

University Staff in Egypt Receive Military Training

The Egyptian government is organizing training sessions for second- and third-rank university professors, administrators and employees to train them in leadership and organizational skills at Nasser Higher Military Academy, under the supervision of sociology professors and military generals. Read more

Workshop on Quality Assurance (QA) + Higher Education Learner-Centred Teaching Knowledge and Skills

Intensive training to equip HE QA personnel with the foundations for efficient and effective operations. In addition, the workshop aims to sensitize and bring awareness of what quality in HE is now all about and the current continental and regional activities related to QA. Read more

30 June 2019

Azhar University Organizes Int’l Conf. on Higher Education in Africa

Al Azhar University in cooperation with the Association of African Universities will organize a conference under the rubric “The role of higher education institutions in boosting higher education strategy in the African continent”. Read more 

Egypt’s Assiut University Opens Door to Sudanese Students Amid Conflict

Egypt’s Assiut University has opened its doors to Sudanese undergraduate students looking to finish their degrees amid the escalating political tensions, Middle East News Agency reports. Read more

Foreign University Branches in Egypt: Raising Local Standards or a Form of Neocolonialism?

Back in February 2019, the Egyptian government announced its plan to build eight international universities in the New Administrative Capital by 2020. Read more

New Faculties Open for 2018/19 Academic Year

New faculties will be opened and officially operating starting the upcoming academic year 2018/19, said Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Read more

SPE -BUE Student Chapter Outstanding Award

The British University in Egypt’s Society of Petroleum Engineers student Chapter (SPE) has received the 2018 – 2019 Outstanding Award for the Sixth year in a row. Read more

Students Join Call for Investigation into Morsi’s Death

Morsi, a former university professor of engineering and senior leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement, was interred in a public cemetery in Cairo’s eastern enclave of Nasr City, a day after he collapsed and died inside a Cairo courtroom on the morning of 17 June in the presence of his family and lawyer. Read more

The Flagship U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative …

The university and technical college systems face challenges such as underfunding and misalignment with the needs of potential employers. Public universities are often overcrowded, resulting in diminished teacher effectiveness and poor returns on education. Read more

31 May 2019

Alexandria University Discusses Preparations for the Establishment of Confucius Institute

Under the framework of strengthening relations between Egypt and China, the president of Alexandria University Dr. Essam Elkurdi received Dr. Yao Tsi Meng the vice director of international relations in Shanghai University. Read more

Egypt’s Dominant Influence is Stifling HE Reform in Gaza

Egyptian education has historically had a strong influence on most Arab and Muslim countries. Due to a lack of alternatives, Egyptian education has provided a much-needed opportunity for academic and professional training for people living in the occupied Gaza Strip. However, this contribution has not always been positive in terms of the intensity of its impact on the culture of Palestinian higher education institutions. Read more

Universities Teach Marriage Course as Divorce Rate Rises

During a recent class at Egypt’s Cairo University, students laughed as they watched a skit acted out by their peers about a married couple, part of a new government project called Mawadda, which offers lessons to university students about how to pick the right partner and how to handle conflicts in marriage. Read more

US Religion Professor Loses Post in Academic Freedom Fight

A Saudi billionaire whose father endowed a chair in comparative religion at the American University in Cairo has pressured the institution to take the position away from an American scholar teaching Egyptian students about religions other than Islam, write Gilgamesh Nabeel and Mina Nader for Religion News Service. Read more

30 April 2019

Alexandria University is announcing Master& Doctoral degree scholarships for students from the Nile Basin Countries

Alexandria University is announcing Master& Doctoral degree scholarships for students from the Nile Basin Countries to study in Alexandria University starting the fall semester of 2019/2020 on a competitive basis. Read more

Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine Launches Fifth International Conference on Latest Dental Technology

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar and Cairo University President Gaber Nassar witness the fifth international conference for Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine at Cairo University. The conference will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Tahrir Square. Read more

First AI Faculty Unveiled at Global Forum Meeting

Egypt is working on formulating a strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) which will include the establishment of the country’s first faculty of artificial intelligence and artificial intelligence academy in the coming academic year, in a bid to produce the scientific workforces needed to develop a sustainable knowledge-based economy. Read more

Forum for High Education and Scientific Research to Kick Off April 4

Under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will launch the International Forum for High Education and Scientific Research on April 4-6 at Almasa Hotel in the New Administrative Capital. Read more

Knowledge Hub Enters Egypt’s Private University Scene

With technology taking over the world in current decades, education remains one of Egypt’s main challenges in meeting the industrial market. Lack of good quality education, practical training, and relying on outdated taught theories as educational sources, are the common struggles facing millions of graduates who eventually find themselves unfit for international market requirements. Read more

Lecturer, Administrators Sacked Over ‘Pants-For-Pass’ Class

Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, a state-run Islamic seminary, this week sacked three top administrators and a lecturer after the latter was seen in a video asking his male students to take off their trousers in return for securing a pass in an examination. Read more

The BUE Celebrates Egypt’s 1919 Revolution

The British University in Egypt in a collaboration with the Sherouk Academy and Al Ahram Institution celebrated Egypt’s 1919 Revolution Centennial at the BUE auditorium, under the title of “Revolution of the People and the Renaissance of a Nation.” Read more

USAID Administrator Launches Centers of Excellence to Link Egyptian and U.S. Universities.

During his visit to Egypt this week, Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development Mark Green launched three Centers of Excellence at an inaugural event hosted by Ain Shams University. ‘Read more

Weldi’ to Screen in Celebration of AUC’s 100th Anniversary

The Tahrir Cultural Center was inaugurated in February 2019 during the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the American University in Cairo. The center hosts several artistic activities, including concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions and film screenings. Read more

31 March 2019

2019: The Year of Education

The educational system in Egypt was in dire need of radical changes; a swept renewal for all old traditional curricula. Traditional curricula that depended mainly on memorizing to get high marks and join prestigious faculties go in vain; as they bring up empty-minded generations. Since students are occupied with browsing and social media, curricula should be modernized and modified to address students’ needs and grasp their attention. Read more

Government to Drug Test University Students, Employees

Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced last week that campaigns to detect drug usage will be carried out through a clear plan for Egypt’s universities, aimed at targeting students and employees only, reports Al-Masry Al-Youm. Read more

New Regional Office Brings AAU ‘Closer to Its Members’

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has launched its North Africa Regional Office in Egypt in a move to decentralise the association’s activities and increase its visibility and impact in the region. Read more

Scepticism over Egyptian Plan for Branch Campuses in New Capital

Western universities warned against establishing outposts after minister announces eight international institutions will be built by 2020. Read more

28 February 2019

Altibbi, Telecom Egypt, T20 Egypt launch One Million Free Medical Consultations initiative

Altibbi, the MENA’s largest digital health platform, announced Thursday the launch of its “One Million Free Medical Consultations” initiative which aims to provide free medical advice via voice calls, text messages, and mobile application. Read more

Egypt to Establish African Space Agency in New Cairo

According to Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s advisor for African affairs Islam Abou El Magd, Egypt has decided to invest USD 10 million in a new venture to construct the first African Space Agency. Read more

31 January 2019

Egyptian Universities Reinstate Students Expelled for Hugging

Two students expelled from university in Egypt for the “immoral act” of hugging in celebration of their engagement have been reinstated after a viral video of their embrace drew widespread public sympathy. Read more

University Launches ‘Children’s University’ Initiative

Sohag University in Upper Egypt has become the latest academic institution to introduce the ‘Children’s University’, an ambitious course aimed at promoting creative, scientific abilities among school children, mainly in underprivileged communities, within the university environment. Read more

31 December 2018

Alexandria University Achieves Boost in 7 Scientific Disciplines Within Shanghai Ranking

Dr. Essam El Kordi the President of Alexandria University declared that Alexandria University was selected to join the union of Road and Tie of environment leaders during the forum of environmental institutes’ deans. The forum was held in Shanghai in China under the umbrella of the United Nations as a part of the agenda of sustainable development 2030. Read more

Egypt and Pakistan had Highest Rise in Research Output in 2018

Emerging economies showed some of the largest increases in research output in 2018, according to estimates from the publishing-services company Clarivate Analytics. Egypt and Pakistan topped the list in percentage terms, with rises of 21% and 15.9%, respectively. Read more

Outcry as University Restricts Staff Media Appearances

Lecturers at Egypt’s Islamic Al-Azhar University have condemned a recent ruling by the institution’s President Mohamed el-Mahrassawy that prevents them from appearing in the media without prior approval from the state seminary’s administration. Read more

30 November 2018

Alexandria University Receives the Committee of the Consultancy Conference of the Shanghai Government

The President of Alexandria University Dr. Essam El Kurdi has recently received a delegation from the committee of the political consultancy conference of Shanghai government headed by Mr. Hon Dung Yun. Read more

Confucius Institute at Cairo University Organizes Cultural Day at Egyptian Museum and Audience Interacts with Shows

Cairo University President Mohamed Othman Elkhosht, Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al Anany and Chinese Ambassador in Egypt Song Aicoh spo. Read more

Egypt, China in Talks Over Boosting University Cooperation

The secretary of the educational committee at China Communist Party, one of the members of the visiting Chinese delegation, expressed appreciation for the role played by Cairo University in boosting higher education cooperation with China. Read more

31 October 2018

Cairo University Center for Foreign Languages and Specialized Translation Signs Cooperation Protocol with Faculty of Arts to Train Credit-Hour Students

Cairo University President Mohamed Othman Elkhosht sponsors cooperation protocol signature between Cairo University Center for Foreign Languages and Specialized Translation and Faculty of Arts Cairo University. Read more

Cairo University Organizes International Forum for Cultural Heritage

Center for Popular Heritage Studies at Faculty of Arts Cairo University organizes the first international forum for cultural heritage in cooperation with Supreme Council for Culture. Read more

New Journal for Cairo University in Social Science Research Publication at International Level,

Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University (FEPS – CU) announces the first volume issued by the faculty international journal in English by International publication foundation Emerald.

The British University in Egypt Launches Business Incubator and Localization of Renewable Energy Exhibit at Research and Innovation Summit

The British University in Egypt (BUE) today celebrated its Research & Innovation Grand Event with the launch of its Business Incubator and National Renewable Energy Alliance Exhibit. Read more

30 September 2018

Ain Shams University Discriminated Against Students with Special Needs…

‘We are against discrimination against special-needs students preventing them from joining university at any level,’ says Heba Hagras Read more

Contradiction Behind Egypt’s Embrace of Branch Campuses

As Egypt builds a ‘new Cairo’ – a government and business hub in the desert on Cairo’s outskirts – the government wants international branch campuses (IBCs) to be a part of it. Read more

Faculty Awarded for Distinctive Contributions to Medical Sciences

Two AUC faculty members in the Department of Chemistry have been recently recognized for their contributions to the science and medical fields. Read more

Netherlands-Flemish Institute signs MOU with Al-Azhar University

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Al-Azhar University and the NVIC – Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo at Al-Azhar University has been signed. Read more

31 August 2018

Ancient Egypt: Cheese Discovered in 3,200-Year-Old Tomb

“The material analysed is probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found to date,” said Dr Enrico Greco, from the University of Catania, who worked with colleagues at the Cairo University in Egypt to determine its identity. Read more

FUE Celebrates International Youth Day on August 9, 2018

Future University in Egypt (FUE) in cooperation with the United Nations Office in Egypt and the Arabian Corporate Social Responsibility Council celebrate International Youth Day on occasion of its 16th anniversary in Egypt. Dr. Randa Rizk, member of the Advisory Board for the Presidential Office and Assistant Professor of Educational Media in Cairo University established the International Youth Day in Egypt. Read more

No Fake Certificates for Egypt’s Universities: Ministry of Higher Education

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education said on Wednesday that Egyptian universities did not issue any fake certificates for Kuwaiti students in Bachelor or postgraduate studies. In its statement, the ministry added that it has followed up on the issue of fake certificates that has lately outraged Kuwait. Read more

UK Universities Criticised for Pursuit of Egyptian Links

In a letter signed by more than 200 prominent academics, leading British universities have been accused of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in Egypt, including unanswered questions about the abduction and murder of Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni, in pursuit of opening campuses under the country’s authoritarian regime. Read more

UUK’s Cynical Egypt Links Put Profit Before Human Rights

More than 200 academics voice concerns about government attempts to forge partnerships between British and Egyptian universities, despite Cairo’s crackdown on dissent Universities UK (UUK) and the British government are promoting partnerships between UK and Egyptian higher education institutions (HEIs). Read more

30 June 2018

A Scholar Who has Explored Arab History Widely

A historian and former diplomat, Ziade is the author of Europe Has Nothing Left to Give to Arabs, a book in Arabic published in 2016 by L’Orient des Livres, which explains the changing perspectives of Muslims on Europe from disdain for many centuries to an admiration of the advancements that Europe achieved in many fields. Read more

A Law Regulating Medical Experiments Creates Controversy

A new Egyptian law had the goal of protecting the human subjects of medical research, but it has kicked up a storm of debate by, among other things, requiring some research to be sent out for security review. Read more

Elkhosht: ،Cairo University Professors Win 13 Awards Including 5 Awards of Merit

Cairo University President Mohamed Othman Elkhosht said that the university scholars and researchers won 13 awards including State Awards of Merit, Awards of Encouragement, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Pioneers, and Awards of Woman. Read more

31 May 2018

Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Passionate debates among student groups on various issues was a common feature of university life in Arab countries for years. But these spontaneous gatherings have become less common with the decline of student movements and the diminishing of freedom of expression in some Arab countries. Read more

Interviews with candidate’s deans of the Faculty of Education

The committee of nominating the faculty deans – Mansoura University under the chairmanship of Prof/ Mohamed Kenawy- President of Mansoura University, and membership of Prof/ Mohamed Sweilem El-Bassiouni- former Vice President of the University, Prof/ Hassan Ali Atman – Ex Vice President of the University Prof/ Fathy Al Zayat – professor at the faculty of Education and Prof/ Mehana Ghanaym – professor at the faculty of Education. Read more

Updating higher education system to prevent cheating

The Ministry of Higher Education plans to transfer the curriculum from books to electronic programs by using computers, in line with the development of the education system in Egypt, Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar told Egypt Today on Saturday. Read more

30 April 2018

Monitoring Quality in Arab Higher Education

This resource, developed by Al-Fanar Media, provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world.  This resource is an ongoing project that currently includes information for 17 countries. Information for additional countries will be added as it is collected, and existing information will be updated regularly. Read more

Caution Greets Private Universities Twinning Requirement

New private universities will not be allowed to operate in Egypt unless they have collaboration agreements with institutions rated among the top 50 universities in the world, according to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The move has received mixed reviews from higher education experts. Read more

New Law in Egypt Supports Disabled Students

A new law passed here in February makes wide-reaching reforms to the legal rights of disabled people in Egypt and requires for the first time that educational institutions adopt policies that ensure equal opportunities for disabled students. Read more

2018 African University Ranking

This Uni-Rank page features the 2018 African University Ranking of the top 200 officially recognized higher-education institutions in Africa meeting the following Uni-Rank selection criteria. Read more

Regional Conference on Animal Care Ethics in Cooperation between Cairo University and AAALAC Association

Cairo University organizes the regional conference entitled ،Implementation of international Research Animal Care Practices, in cooperation with Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).  It is the first regional conference for AAALAC, the only authority in the world that is responsible for accrediting the programs of animal care ethics. Read more

Cairo University Organizes Seminar on Opportunities of Research Fund and Cooperation with Global Universities

Cairo University organizes a seminar on opportunities of research fund and cooperation with global universities, sponsored by Cairo University President Mohamed Othman Elkhosht, at Central Hall, Cairo University, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

Prof. Steven Blockmans delivered a lecture at BUE Created

The British University in Egypt welcomed HE Ambassador James Moran, Former EU Ambassador to Egypt, BUE Board Member & Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, and Prof. Stevens Blockmans, Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPES), Brussels. Read more

30 December 2017

BUE Welcome Party

Professor Ahmed Hamad the BUE President, pointed to the importance for students to develop their social skills, and emphasizing the continuous support of the BUE. Read more

Cairo University Contributes to Raising Efficiency of Nile School Teachers

Cairo University launches the first stage of Nile School Teachers Training at Faculty and Leadership Development Center at Cairo University within the framework of its social role and state institutions service. Read more

Cairo University Finishes Preparations for Student Elections

Cairo University President Mohamed Osman Elkhosht orders Cairo University deans to initiate the procedures implementation of student union elections, provided that daily report on student elections work is sent to the university president during the electoral period. Read more

Cairo University Fires Five Faculty Members Convicted on Terrorism Charges

Cairo University officially suspends 5 faculty members at Cairo University being involved with the outlawed Al Ikhwan al Muslimin (Muslim Brotherhood). Read more

Children’s University Opens Doors to Future Students

Egypt has inaugurated the third phase of a ‘Children’s University’ programme which is aimed at enhancing children’s scientific and innovation abilities, as well as preparing them for the transition from secondary school to university education. Read more

Elkhosht Inaugurates Conference on Economic and Social Development in Suez Canal Economic Zone at Cairo University

Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University (FEPS – CU) organizes a conference on economic and social development in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone). Read more

Faculty Members Considered To Be Important Pillar of Soft and Hard Power in Egypt

Cairo University Council approves the resolution of Cairo University President Mohamed Osman Elkhosht regarding writing off leave and secondment donations. Read more

The BUE Graduation Ceremony 2017

The British University in Egypt held its 9th annual graduation ceremonies, at the BUE Auditorium, celebrating the accomplishments of 1381graduands with their graduation. Read more

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



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



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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