Parliament discusses establishing German University in new capital
Thu, Mar. 7, 2019
CAIRO – 7 March 2019: Egypt’s House of Representatives discussed on Thursday a new deal between Cairo and Berlin to establish the German International University in the New Administrative Capital, according to the Parliament’s Thursday agenda.
The general assembly of the Parliament will comment on a report on the deal written by a joint committee from the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research and the German Institute for the International Studies, which represented the German Alliance for Applied Science Universities (UAS7).
In October 2018, the Ministry of Education signed a deal with the German side to establish a German University for Applied Sciences in the administrative capital. The deal was signed during President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s visit to Berlin.
On February 3, 2019, Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghafar, Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr and German Economic Affairs and Energy Federal Minister Peter Altmaier laid the foundation stone of the German University in the New Administrative Capital.
In November 2017, Abdel Ghaffar said that the New Administrative Capital will include six international universities from the United States, Britain, Hungary, Canada, Sweden and France.
Additional reporting by Walaa Ali