FILE: Egypt's Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Urban Development Mustafa Madbouli
CAIRO – 25 June 2018: Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli witnessed on Monday the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost scientific cooperation between the Higher Education Ministry and the British University of Liverpool.
The MoU was signed by Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool Professor Dame Janet Beer.
“The MoU aims to develop the strategic partnership between the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Liverpool University through joint innovation and activities and through the establishment of advanced educational initiatives that benefit students and teachers,” Madbouli said.
For his part, the minister of higher education confirmed that Egypt has a human resource of scientists, researchers and innovators, in addition to many institutions and distinguished research bodies such as Zewail city and the Nile University.
In the same context, Beer affirmed the university’s keenness to cooperate with Egyptian universities and research centers to provide all aspects of support in the higher education and scientific research field to develop education and support international research initiatives.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli also reiterated the government's keenness on completing a national education development mechanism that covers both university education and scientific research.
Madbouli welcomed the delegation, saying the meeting is a good opportunity to expand cooperation between Egyptian and British universities in the higher education and scientific research domains.
"Egypt supports all forms of cooperation between Egyptian and foreign universities in the domains of educational and scientific research.", the Prime Minister said, also welcomed opening branches of UK universities in Egypt, saying this step will certainly have positive results.
The delegation expressed interest in establishing a viable partnership between UK and Egyptian universities to enhance cooperation in higher education and scientific research domains.
Earlier, the delegation visited several government and private-owned universities in Egypt as well as research centers.
Cairo University President Mohamed Othman Elkhosht has stressed the importance of a visit by a delegation of major British universities to the campus of his university which is one of the country's oldest higher education institutions, saying it would certainly boost scientific and academic relations between Egypt and the United Kingdom.
The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive higher education institutions. Consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide, Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities, and has a global reach and influence that reflects its academic heritage as one of the UK’s largest civic institutions.