Talks with University of Liverpool to open campus in new capital



Fri, 04 Aug 2017 - 10:50 GMT


Fri, 04 Aug 2017 - 10:50 GMT

 The University of Liverpool logo - Image source University of Liverpool website

The University of Liverpool logo - Image source University of Liverpool website

CAIRO – 4 August 2017: Higher Education Minister, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, said Wednesday that there is a plan to open a campus for the University of Liverpool at the new administrative capital.

Abdel Ghaffar’s statement came during a meeting with Liverpool university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Patrick Hackett, and the Administrative Capital for Urban Development Company (ACUDC) deputy CEO.The minister praised Liverpool University for its pioneer experience to link research with education and research centers to industry.

The meeting included discussions on opening a science and technology research facilities at the new capital, and increasing the number of scholarships offered to Egyptian students by the university.

Furthermore, the Higher Education minister spotlighted Egypt’s strong interest in supporting higher education, scientific research, and technology. He said that the government is planning to establish a Science and Technology educational compound in the new administrative capital, and to dedicate part of the compound to host international universities’ branches in Egypt, citing the Egyptian-Japanese University agreement earlier this month as a case in point.

Abdel Ghaffar added that Egypt is recognized for its researchers and research institutions. He invited international educational and research institutions to visit the Egyptian institutions and learn more about the experiences of Universities like Zewail university of economics and law and Nile University.

From his side, Liverpool university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Patrick Hackett, said that it is possible to establish a branch for the University of Liverpool in Egypt in the near future, similar to the University’s model in China. He added that the University of Liverpool is keen to cooperate with Egypt on educational and research levels, and to support higher education and research in Egypt with every possible means.

The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881 in the city of Liverpool England. It is known for being one of the six original “red brick” civic universities in the world. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group for research collaboration and the University Management school. It was the world's first university to establish departments in oceanography, civic design, architecture, and biochemistry.

In 2006 the university became the first in the UK to establish an independent university in China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.



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