By: Mai Shaheen and Nawal Sayed
Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research has taken serious steps to encourage the establishment of foreign university branches in Egypt. It’s doing great endeavors to attract better education experiences in accordance with the Egyptian society and global market.
The main purpose of the ministry’s strategy is to generate skilled graduates who can compete in the global market.
In this regard, Minister of Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Cairo Arman Isagaliev and the accompanying delegation discussed mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries in the field of education, scientific research and technology.
During the meeting, Abdel Ghaffar and Isagaliev tackled an idea of establishing a branch of Al Farabi University College so that some of the university’s programs be taught in Egypt, most notably space science.
Egypt is keen on cooperating with Kazakhstan and Al-Farabi University particularly which is deemed one of the most prestigious entities specialized in space science and technology world widely.
Both sides agreed to increase internships for Egyptian scholars in Kazakhstan and exchange of expertise between Egyptian and Kazakhstani universities; especially in fields of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
In a related context, the faculty of Dar Al-Oulm at Cairo University welcomed the opening of Al-Farabi Center which is affiliated to the Kazakhstani University.
On his part, Ambassador Isagaliev affirmed that his country is interested in boosting ties with Egypt, considering it the Arab world’s heart.
He noted that Al-Farabi Center project is considered the first step to improve the cultural, scientific and cultural relations between the two countries. “This comes within the framework of Kazakhstani project of the UN’s Sustainable development which requires opening many branches of Al-Farabi University around the world,” the Kazakhstani diplomat said.