Egypt approves draft resolution to establish ‘Innovation University’

The Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft resolution from the President to establish the “Innovation University.”

The first article of the resolution stipulated that the university should have a primary not-for-profit purpose with a private legal identity, and its headquarters will be in the city of the Tenth of Ramadan.

The establishment of the university aims to raise standards of education and scientific research in Egypt.

It will provide scientific specializations to prepare specialists, technicians and experts in various fields, linking together its goals, the needs of the developed community, and the performance of research services.

The university will provide the latest technology and work to strengthen ties with cultural and scientific institutions alongside other universities.

The fourth article of the resolution stated that the university will consist of faculties of physiotherapy, nursing, engineering, business administration and economics, computers and information technology, arts, and modern technology.

The university may also establish colleges and specialized higher institutes and other research units after taking the necessary legal measures.

Earlier this May, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced that Egypt will establish six new technological universities across the country.

While inspecting the Technological University in Alexandria, Abdel Ghaffar explained that these technological universities will contribute greatly to supplying the internal and external labor market with well-trained qualified graduates.

The state seeks a comprehensive renaissance in all governorates, he said, explaining that the new university site is mediated by many governorates which ensures these universities will reach a high number of students.

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