Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stressed the importance of establishing international private universities that rely on the latest international systems, and offer distinct inter-study programs that keep pace with the requirements of the contemporary and future labor market, indicating that the establishment of international private universities came as a result of the unprecedented support he provided. Mr. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to provide university education that offers modern study programs, and to provide these universities with workshops and laboratories equipped with the latest technological media, to provide a distinguished practical educational experience.
The minister added that the international private universities (King Salman International, Al-Alamein International, Al-Jalala, Al-Mansoura Al-Jadida) are among the fourth generation smart universities, which have succeeded in signing many important cooperation agreements and protocols with various educational institutions at the local, regional and international levels during the year 2022. With the aim of refining the skills and experiences of students, and providing a unique and distinguished educational experience, to qualify them to compete in the future labor market, pointing to the university’s continued efforts to play its role in developing and serving the surrounding community, and the interest in organizing awareness and educational seminars and conferences and encouraging students to participate positively in student activities and various competitions To develop their skills and experience and provide them with diverse knowledge.
Dr. Ashraf Hussain, President of King Salman International University, explained that King Salman International University has signed many cooperation protocols with a number of institutions, including: signing two cooperation protocols with the General Authority for Health Care and the Arab Tourism Organization, with the aim of exchanging experiences and holding seminars and conferences for university students and doctors The Health Care Authority in South Sinai, and strengthening the connection between the university and the surrounding community. The university also signed a cooperation protocol with the international company Huawei Technologies, and the German company Siemens, in addition to signing cooperation protocols with the Desert Research Institute, the Egyptian Forum for Sustainable Development, and the global “Magrohill Education” Foundation.
The President of the University added that many events and conferences have been organized, including: organizing the International Medical Education Conference in cooperation with the Association for Medical Education in Europe, organizing a training course in partnership with Bloomberg, and the university faculties organized many exhibitions for students, in addition to participating in Health Day. Global, and the organization of the electric car rally in its fourth edition, EVER 2022. The university also supported its distinguished students to obtain the first three places in the Green Sustainability Challenge competition in cooperation with Schneider Electric. The university also organized many awareness and educational activities to support the South Sinai community, in addition to organizing Scientific conferences concerned with sustainable development and agriculture in desert areas and climate changes.
Dr. Ashraf Hussein explained that the university has three branches in the cities (Al-Tur, Ras Sidr, Sharm El-Sheikh) in South Sinai Governorate, stressing that the university is the first smart university in Sinai that seeks to provide distinguished academic and professional programs, and aims to prepare qualified human cadres to meet the needs of the market. Local, regional and international work, pointing out that the university offered a number of distinguished programs during the academic year 2022/2023, in several fields, including (engineering sciences, computer engineering, computational sciences, technological industries, advanced basic sciences, desert agriculture, medicine, dentistry , Pharmaceutical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Administrative and Business Sciences, Applied Languages, Tourism and Hospitality, Arts and Design).
Dr. Essam El-Kurdi, President of Al-Alamein International University, indicated that the university succeeded in signing several cooperation agreements, including a cooperation protocol with the American University of West Virginia, to grant double degrees, as well as signing a partnership agreement with the international e-learning platform “Coursera”, to provide courses, projects and seminars. Academic and educational for university students, provided by international universities. The university also signed a cooperation agreement with the French “Lyon 3” University, to offer a joint study program in the field of advertising and communication, according to which the student obtains a double degree, in addition to a cooperation agreement with the American University of “Louisville” In the field of bioengineering, engineering and computer science, so that the student obtains a double degree, and also signed a cooperation protocol with the International Academy of Community Health, a partnership agreement with the “Etisalat” institution, and a cooperation protocol with Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Scotland, and the university council approved the memorandum of understanding with the University of American Alabama.
The university president noted that the Alameinnovate team from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at El Alamein International University won first place in the qualifiers for the finals of the IEEE YESIST12 competition, noting that 4 students from the university received a three-month training grant at the University of Louisville in the United States of America, and the university also participated in many conferences And forums and workshops, as well as organizing a number of awareness and educational seminars for students, and launching a number of medical convoys, within the framework of the community service that the university performs towards the surrounding community.
Dr. Essam El-Kurdi explained that studying at the university relies on the use of digitization and interactive activities, and it is built on an area of approximately 150 acres in the new city of El Alamein, and includes 16 faculties, a central library, recreational areas, main playgrounds, a university hospital, housing for students and faculty members, pointing out that the university has offered many Distinguished study programs in several fields during the academic year 2022/2023, including (engineering, computer engineering, computer science, advanced basic sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, administrative and business sciences, arts and design, dentistry, in addition to the public health program, which is a unique field).
Dr. Muhammad Al-Shennawy, Acting President of Galala University, indicated that Al-Galalah University signed a cooperation agreement with Arizona State University in the United States to grant double degrees in many fields and study programs, as well as cooperation protocols with the University of Birmingham in England, ETS Quebec University in Canada, and Huawei to establish an academy. Huawei to integrate practical training into school curricula, in addition to a cooperation agreement with the Japanese Hiroshima University, in addition to signing cooperation agreements and protocols with many Egyptian bodies and institutions, including: the Arab Organization for Industrialization, the Egyptian Post, and the Misr El Kheir Foundation, and signing memorandums of understanding with the Faculty of Medicine of the Armed Forces. The Naval Academy, Helwan, Ain Shams and Tanta universities.
Dr. El-Shennawy explained that Galala University hosted many international forums and conferences, including the first regional forum for open sciences in the Arab countries, the first edition of the Egypt Innovation Forum and Exhibition, organizing a symposium to combat “violence against women”, and launching the activities of the Reading Week in its first session, in addition to Hosting the Portuguese ambassador to Egypt, to discuss mechanisms for enhancing joint cooperation between Al-Galala University and Portuguese universities, as well as a delegation of Nigerian and Sudanese university presidents to discuss ways of joint cooperation, organizing the first youth conference for universities, the Red Sea Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics in its first edition, and the first international conference in the field of nursing, The university also launched an initiative for people of determination, as well as organizing many recreational and field trips, to link theoretical study with practical exercises. Regional Blood Bank, in addition to participating in a pavilion in the Green Zone on the sidelines of the COP 27 conference.
Dr. Mohamed El-Shenawy, Acting President of Galala University, said that the university is built on an area of 173 acres, and includes the fields of (engineering, architecture, computer science and engineering, administrative sciences, arts and design, media production, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, basic sciences, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences Technology), and many distinguished study programs are offered, pointing out that Galala University offered 35 academic programs in 14 academic fields during the academic year 2022-2023, to prepare qualified and trained cadres that meet the requirements of the future labor market, in addition to To provide special scholarships for academically and athletically outstanding students, and for the children of martyrs from the armed forces, the police, and the White Army, in accordance with the internal rules and regulations of the university.
Dr. Moawad El-Khouly, President of the New Mansoura University, confirmed that the New Mansoura University signed many cooperation protocols, including a cooperation protocol with the University of Quebec in Canada, and the Smart Private Universities Alliance, which includes, in addition to the New Mansoura University, the universities of (Al-Galala, Alamein International, and King Salman International), In partnership with the Arab Organization for Industrialization and Siemens International, to enhance scientific and academic cooperation between the four universities, as well as cooperation protocols with Mansoura University, the Egyptian Space Agency, and the Shoman Engineering Industries Company in the industrial zone in Gamasa, and a partnership contract between the College of Computer Science and Engineering and the Information Technology Institute of the Ministry of Communications And information technology, and an agreement is under way to sign a number of cooperation protocols with several prestigious international universities, including (University of East London, North Carolina in the United States of America, the University of Nottingham in Britain, and the University of Tuskegee, Alabama, in the United States of America).
The university president added that several seminars were organized, including a scientific symposium for a research team from Friedrich Schiller University in Germany, a symposium on financial inclusion and digital transformation, and a symposium on the political, economic and environmental effects of climate change in conjunction with “COP27”, and the university launched several awareness and educational campaigns about urine disease. Diabetes, breast cancer, and a blood donation campaign, in addition to organizing the university’s annual marathon, and the university’s College of Computer Science and Engineering team won the climate change hackathon.
Dr. Moawad El-Khouly explained that the university is established in the new city of Mansoura, Dakahlia Governorate, on an area of 127 acres, and the estimated cost of all stages of construction in the university is about 8 billion pounds. It includes many distinguished faculties, including: (Business, International Legal Transactions, Textile Science and Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social and Human Sciences, Media and Communication, Applied Health Sciences, Nursing, and the College of Graduate Studies).
Dr. Adel Abdel Ghaffar, the media advisor and spokesperson for the Ministry, stated that private universities do not aim to make a profit, but rather student expenses are re-injected to be used in maintenance work, modernization and development of laboratories and workshops, and the development of the educational system, indicating that it has been taken into account in the implementation of private universities that they be from Smart universities operate according to the latest international systems, taking into account the introduction of modern study programs that keep pace with the requirements of the local, regional and international labor market.