FILE - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research FILE - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Higher education’s budget increases LE 7B during current year

Sun, Aug. 18, 2019
CAIRO – 18 August 2019: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific ResearchKhaled Abdel Ghaffar revealed Sunday, August 18, that the ministry’s budget hit LE 43.5 billion during current year, compared to LE36.5 billion during the prior year, marking a LE 7 billion increase.

Abdel Ghaffar elaborated that this budget is distributed over 27 public universities and 45 institutes, with 122,000 faculty members, research staff and associate members.

The minister added during his speech on the Science Day that public universities provide services to about 3 million students, and include 220,000 students enrolled in graduate studies, and about 1,200 envoys in priority fields of the Egyptian state such as water, nanotechnology and some medical specialties. Additionally, universities host more than 60,000 students of various nationalities from the expatriate sector.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated Sundaythe celebrations of Science Day in the presence of Prime Minister MostafaMadbouliand the speaker of the House of Representatives, a number of ministers, and a group of senior professors of the Egyptian universities.
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