The foundation stone has been laid for the German International University of Applied Sciences to be built in Egypt’s new administrative capital currently under construction some 40km northeast Cairo.
Taking part in laying the foundation stone were Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar; Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr; and German Economic Affairs and Energy Federal Minister Peter Altmaier.
Dr Abdel-Ghaffar stressed Egypt’s keenness to achieve comprehensive development, and that education, science and innovation are could spearhead the country’s sustainable development goals of 2030. He added that
the establishment in Egypt of branches of foreign universities provides distinguished educational services for Egyptians, and attracts 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 a visit by Dr Abdel-Ghaffar to Germany in October 2018.
Mr Altmaier stressed his country’s interest in boosting cooperation with Egypt in various fields, especially in the education field.
Dr Abdel-Ghaffar had said that the New Administrative Capital will include six international universities from the US, UK, Hungary, Canada, Sweden and France.
11 February 2019