New Administrative Capital model - File Photo
CAIRO – 4 February 2019: Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghafar, Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr and German Economic Affairs and Energy Federal Minister Peter Altmaier laid Sunday, Feb.3 the foundation stone of the German University in the New Administrative Capital.
During the ceremony, Abdel Ghafar stressed Egypt’s keenness to achieve comprehensive development in various fields, especially in the higher education and scientific research field.
He also pointed out that education, science and innovation are the main goals of Egypt’s vision for sustainable development in 2030.
Abdel Ghafar added that the establishment of branches of foreign universities in Egypt provides a distinguished educational service for the Egyptians and attracts the largest number of international students.
The agreement to establish the German International University of Applied Sciences was signed with the largest and oldest 10 German universities of applied sciences during Abdel Ghaffar's visit to Germany in October 2018.
For his side, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Altmaier stressed his country's interest in boosting cooperation with Egypt in various fields, especially in the education field.
In November 2017, Ghaffar said that the New Administrative Capital will include six international universities from the United States, Britain, Hungary, Canada, Sweden and France.
This was during the International Education Conference held in the United Kingdom and entitled “Cross Boundary Education in Egypt and the Chances of Investment in the Higher Education”.
Located 45 kilometers east of Cairo, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt’s new administrative and financial capital on October 11.
The New Administrative Capital’s business park will encompass 20 towers, including the tallest tower in Africa at a height of 345 meters. Construction of the residential district started in May 2017 to include 25,400 units, including residential apartments, villas and commercial units.
Egypt is looking forward to having dozens of cities like the New Administrative Capital, President Sisi said during his speech at the inauguration ceremony of the new city’s first phase.