Egypt’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tareq Adel attended the signing ceremony on Tuesday of a deal with the University of London to establish a branch of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the New Administrative Capital (NAC).
In a statement, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the agreement comes as part of Egypt’s 2030 vision to develop education through hosting branches of the world’s top universities.
Ambassador Tareq Adel stated in a speech that Egypt has the potential to attract the largest universities, stressing that this step will reflect on the quality of education in Egypt and in line with the state’s plan in promoting the education sector.
For his part, Dr. Abdel Kader, founder of the European University in Egypt, praised the importance of this step and pointed out that the signing of this agreement is a milestone in Egyptian-British cooperation.
Egypt is currently the fifth largest host country worldwide of UK transnational education, with over 19,800 students enrolled on UK programmes.
In 2018, the UK and Egypt signed an MOU aiming at developing strategic partnership between Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research and the University of Liverpool.
The New Administrative Capital also hosts and will establish other international universities, such as the University of Canada, the German University, the European University, the Italian University, the Hungarian University and the Swedish University.