Cardiff Metropolitan University continues to boost Co-operation with Egypt 

16/03/2012 14:40 


Following the recent signing of a Trilateral Memorandum with the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AASTMT) and Alexandria University, Egypt, Cardiff Metropolitan University has welcomed the President of Alexandria University, Professor Osama Ibrahim Sayed Ahmed along with Professor Seddik Abdelsalam Tawfik, Vice President for Graduate Studies & Research on an official visit to cement and celebrate the positive collaboration opportunities that will stem from it.

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 agreement signifies the collaboration of 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.

Pictured (left to right): Dr Mohamed Loutfi, Dean of International Development
at Cardiff Met, Professor Seddik Abdelsalam Tawfik, Vice President for
Graduate Studies & Research at Alexandria University, Professor Osama Ibrahim
Sayed Ahmed, President of Alexandria University, and Jacqui Hare,
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Met.
During their visit, the dignitaries were greeted by Cardiff Metropolitan’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Jacqui Hare and toured both the Llandaff and Cyncoed campuses, meeting with the Dean of International Development, Deans of the Cardiff School of Sport, Health Sciences and Cardiff School of Management to discuss further opportunities for collaboration across areas including Sports Medicine and Health Sector Management.

Speaking about the Professors’ visit, Cardiff Met Deputy Vice Chancellor, Jacqui Hare said:

“It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Prof Osama Ibrahim and Prof Seddik Abdelsalam to Cardiff Met today.

“We are highly focused on promoting our international strategy and making meaningful partnerships with selected overseas institutes.

“Our relationship with Alexandria University is one of the ways we can boost our graduates’ awareness of today’s global workplace. Today’s discussions will partly focus on exciting new opportunities including running a new MBA in Islamic Finance at the Cardiff School of Management.”

President of Alexandria University, Professor Osama Ibrahim Sayed Ahmed added:

“We are delighted to visit Cardiff Met and have been very impressed with the high calibre of facilities, staff and students. The agreement is highly important as both institutions share the values of continuously developing international and global aims.

“With regards to our long term partnership, I can see many opportunities where students in both Cardiff Metropolitan University and Alexandria University can benefit from closer collaboration. This could be in subjects such as Sports Medicine and Health Sector Management, as well as potential exchange programmes between Egypt and Wales.”


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