Cardiff Met continues to boost Cooperation with Egypt 

23/02/2012 17:00 


Cardiff Metropolitan University has this month signed a Trilateral Memorandum with the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AASTMT) and Alexandria University, Egypt.

Alexandria University, a renowned public university in Egypt with around 200,000 students, is ranked 303 in the world's top 400 universities (Times Higher Education, 2011); 600 in QS World University Ranking of the top 1000 universities; and 500 in Shanghai Rankings.

The Arab Academy for Science and Technology is one of the League of Arab States Specialized Organisations, and has been a strategic partner of Cardiff Met since 2009. AASTMT currently offers Cardiff Met's UG and PG programmes in Marketing Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Hospitality Management, Media Management and the MBA.

Dr. Osama Ibrahim, President of Alexandria University, Dr Ismail Abdul Ghaffar, President of the Arab Academy for Science & Technology, and Dr. Mohamed Loutfi, Dean of International Development, Cardiff Metropolitan University signed a memorandum of mutual agreement at the headquarters of the main academic area of ​​Abu Qir in Alexandria.

The agreement signifies the collaboration of these three institutions in the spirit of academic cooperation. Such cooperation includes a Joint Master's Degree in Health Sector Management, Sports Medicine and Economics, Financial, MIS and Management. The three universities have also agreed to join together in hosting an EU-MEDA Mobility Conference in Egypt 2012, the first of its kind, which will see delegations from EU and the Middle East join together to learn about future opportunities for mobility exchange in the region.

Commenting on this occasion, Dr. Mohamed Loutfi Dean of International Development states "Today's signing reaffirms Cardiff Metropolitan University's commitment to internationalisation. Through the agreement for further academic cooperation with our partners in Egypt, we are not only supporting Cardiff Met's internationalisation strategy, but are embarking on new opportunities for institutional cooperation."

The agreement will also explore the opportunities of staff development and knowledge transfer between the three parties, and will build upon existing links with the universities, be it through our Transnational Education Centres, or through participation in EU funded projects. The bringing together of three such institutions will conjoin an abundance of expertise, skill sets and experience stemming from the individual partners to create a valuable and fruitful partnership.

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