Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar

New Administrative Capital to house French universities

By: MENA
Thu, Oct. 12, 2017
CAIRO - 12 October 2017: Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal tackled Thursday establishing branches of French universities in the new administrative capital.

During a meeting at the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in Paris, Abdel Ghaffar affirmed the importance of scientific and cultural cooperation between Egypt and France through the increase of student exchange and joint scientific research in the fields of development and vocational education.

Both sides discussed several issues, among them the establishment of the Egypt house on campus the French University in Paris.

They also probed how to transform the French University in Egypt to an Egyptian-French university in order to increase the current number of students from 500 students to 3000 by 2027 and establish a specialized scientific research center there to attract Francophone students from African countries.

Vidal pointed out that the cooperation with Cairo, Ain Shams, Alexandria universities will be intensified in the coming period to benefit from the French expertise in the area of higher education and scientific research.
 
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