Dr. Ashraf Mansour: GUC Enjoys Cooperation with HTW Berlin for 13 Years

Berlin – By: Ibrahim Eldeeb

BERLIN, Dec. 4 (SEE) – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German University in Cairo (GUC) Dr. Ashraf Mansour said that the GUC has cooperated with Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) – University of Applied Sciences for more than 13 years, adding that Egypt’s Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar chose the German university to establish its counterpart in Egypt as a result of this close cooperation.

Mansour was speaking during his inspection tour with Prof. Dr. Matthias Knaut, the vice-president of the HTW Berlin, at the university.
“The GUC prepares its professors to teach abroad,” Mansour noted, referring that well-known international universities employed professors from the GUC, a matter which gives a pride for Egypt. He also added that the GUC developed about 5,000 Egyptian products since its establishment.

The GUC chairman pointed out that he followed up with the German side the preliminary phases of signing the agreement on establishing an applied sciences university in Egypt.

“The German applied sciences university in Cairo will be the first integrated faculty in Egypt that will make sure Egyptian youth acquire necessary skills to penetrate the industry market directly,” he underscored.

Knaut, on his part, said that the German applied science universities attract the global interest, pointing out that the number of the applied sciences faculties in Germany is larger than the research ones, amounting to 220 applied sciences universities.

He expressed his keenness on transferring the experience of the applied sciences to Egypt and granting all the advantages enjoyed by the German students to their Egyptian counterparts.

The German professor said that one of the most important characteristics of the applied science universities is its openness to various specialties in addition to attracting the technical schools’ students.

The university, supposed to be set up in the New Administrative Capital, will cover several domains such as engineering, architecture, informatics, computer science, economics and business administration, public administration, production technology, agricultural science, biotechnology, food industry technology, tourism, design, restoration, and pharmaceutical technology.

Translator Hassan El-Khawaga

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