University of Prince Edward Island – Photo courtesy of the University’s Facebook Page University of Prince Edward Island – Photo courtesy of the University’s Facebook Page

Prince Edward uni: 1st to be inaugurated in Egypt’s new capital

Mon, Apr. 16, 2018
CAIRO – 16 April 2018: Egypt’s New Administrative Capital will witness the inauguration of an international branch of the University of Prince Edward Island, based in Canada, on Tuesday April 17. It will be the first of six universities expected to be inaugurated by 2019.

The inauguration will be conducted by: the Canadian Ambassador in Egypt Jess Dutton, the president of the Board of Trustees and the president of the University of Prince Edward of Canada, a number of representatives from the university, the head of the Canadian International College (CIC) in Egypt and several other public figures.

CIC Head Magdy el-Kady said in statements to Egypt Today on April 16, that the Canadian university is ready to start its first academic semester next September; however, it’s not sure yet if the university will open then. Meanwhile, the other remaining international universities are still preparing their buildings and curricula.

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University of Prince Edward Island – Photo courtesy of the University’s Facebook Page


Prince Edward Island University is expected to kick off with three educational programs in Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration, according to Kady.

A new regulating law for international colleges in Egypt is expected to be issued soon, according to Kady. He affirmed that the new legislation states that the certificates to be received by students from the universities’ branches in the New Administrative Capital are the same as those of the original universities in the countries of origin.

The new international universities in Egypt will recognize Egypt’s high school certificates, along with all other governmental certificates.

The other five international universities are expected to be from the United States, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Sweden and France, according to Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdul Ghaffar in early November 2017.

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FILE: a scale model of a planned new Administrative Capital


With an area of 170,000 feddans (176,460 acres), the new capital will include 20 residential areas expected to accommodate 6.5 million people and a road network 650 km in length. The capital will include an international airport and an electric train to link it with the 10th of Ramadan and El-Salam cities.

Also, it will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference center, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities, and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.

 
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