Arab Academy for Science Technology and Cardiff Met enhance cooperation 

13/11/2012 09:30 


Professor Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail, the President of the prestigious Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) has visited Cardiff Metropolitan University in support of the long-standing strategic partnership and in recognition of the strong links that have developed between the two institutions.

During his visit he had a tour of Cardiff Met’s facilities including its state-of-the-art Cardiff School of Management, National Centre for Product Design and Development Research and the National Indoor Athletics Centre.

Joining him during the visit were colleagues from AAST including Prof. Meer Hamza, (Vice President of AAST); Prof. Ayman Ragab (Dean of AAST’s College of Management and Technology),  Prof. Azza Ahmed Heikal (Dean of Language and Communication), Prof. Ismail Taha (Dean of Graduate School – Cairo branch) and Eng. Ayman Ghoneim (Director of Public Relations).

The partnership between these two institutions dates back to 2009 and is continuously flourishing. Currently, approximately 250 students are undertaking Cardiff Met franchised undergraduate degrees in Marketing Management, Accounting and Finance and the MBA. Further programmes such as Media Management and English for Academic Purposes will be launched in the near future. In addition to this, there are approximately 50 students enrolled on a new Joint Supervision PhD programme in the fields of Management and Education.

Commenting on his visit Prof. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail states “I am very happy to visit Cardiff Met and see the impressive facilities on offer to students here. I look forward to building on our strategic partnership with Cardiff Met, both in Egypt and across the Arab Region.”

The two institutions are also exploring opportunities to launch a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme to be offered at AAST as well as degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Commenting on this, Prof. Antony J. Chapman, Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Met said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Prof. Ismail and our colleagues of AAST to our University. We welcome the opportunities to further strengthen our relationship with the Arab Academy and we look forward to working closely with them in new areas of collaboration in the future.”

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