CAIRO - 20 September 2023: 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, research, and cultural fields between the Universities of Cairo and Djibouti.
The meeting witnessed a discussion tackling a number of topics related to the educational and research process, the most important of which is expanding and deepening the areas of educational and research cooperation between the two universities; Cairo University’s support for science at the University of Djibouti and providing its expertise in various fields and specializations such as medicine, engineering, etc., and studying in the French language departments in a number of university colleges such as the faculties of law, economics and political science.
The meeting touched on Cairo University’s keenness to attract the largest number of international students and improve their system to strengthen Egypt’s soft power, by providing them with the best services, providing all administrative facilities and procedures for joining the university, raising the level of hotels in university cities, and integrating international students into student activities. Through cultural forums organized by the university’s colleges, which means their integration with the university’s students as an entity that converges culturally and intellectually, and thus reflects on the educational process and the university’s international competitiveness.
During the meeting, Dr. Mohamed Al-Khosht confirmed that the current situation of the university is witnessing major developments that have placed it in the context of fourth-generation universities, and that it has programs at the latest level in the world, making its academic systems converge with the 50 most powerful universities in the world, pointing to the opening of Cairo International University in Cairo. October 6, the coming period, which depends on joint programs with prestigious foreign universities.
Dr. Mohamed Al-Khosht pointed out that Cairo University has a major project to renew the human and religious sciences and discourse, and it has many scientific specializations specialized in this field, such as the philosophy of religions, Sharia, and the departments of the faculties of Dar Al-Ulum, Law, and Arts, in addition to organizing courses to train imams and preachers in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Endowments.
For his part, the Ambassador of the State of Djibouti praised the prestigious position of Cairo University globally, its heritage, and the distinguished academic value it represents among higher education institutions at all local, regional and international levels.
He further expressed his desire to support benefiting from Cairo University’s expertise in various specializations within the University of Djibouti, such as: medicine, engineering, and others.
After the meeting, the Ambassador of the State of Djibouti toured a number of archaeological halls in the university’s dome building, such as the Grand Celebration Hall and the Ahmed Lotfi Al-Sayyid Hall.