Egypt Independent

Egypt to construct 8 international universities in New Administrative Capital by 2020



Egypt’s government will construct eight international universities in the New Administrative Capital by 2020, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced during his visit to the University of Canada in Egypt (UCE) on Sunday.

President of the UCE, Debbie MacLellan, and Chief of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces Kamel Waziri accompanied Abdel Ghafar during his inspection of the university’s course of study, which will serve as a likely model for the future universities.

Abdel Ghaffar said that “I am assured of the quality of the educational process in the UCE. The Curricula to which these students are studying in the UCE will prove necessary for Egypt during the coming period.”

During a meeting with Abdel Ghaffar, faculty members at the UCE said that the study performance of the Egyptian students was equal to their Canadian counterparts, thanks to the high quality of education in the UCE.

The university currently hosts the branch campuses of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Each of the top-ranked programs that these universities offer through the University of Canada branch campus in Egypt is identical to the program they offer to Canadian students in Canada.

At the end of their program students studying at one of the branch campuses hosted by University of Canada in Egypt will be granted exactly the same degree as students studying in Canada.

Edited translation from MENA