The concept of educational tourism has gained momentum on the agenda of the Egyptian higher education.
At present, the government is aiming at attracting Arab and African students to receive education in Egypt that seek to establish itself as a centre for educational tourism in Africa and the Arab World.
There are many examples of European, Asian and Arab countries for example Jordan that secured a large share of its income from educational tourism.
A big number of youth resort to European or Asian countries for education.
They also prefer heading to countries with distinctive historical landmarks and tourist attractions to feel that they have made great shifts in their lives and feel familiar with peoples of those countries.
Egypt has it all; it enjoys a unique geographical location and educational, cultural and civilizational considerable potential that make it as a source of inspiration for the Arab, African and Egyptian students.
The New Administrative Capital NAC has the lion’s share of the newly-established universities. It has, so far, six branches of international universities, as well as three technological universities, four new state-run universities, seven private universities and three new research centers.The new universities are fully equipped with the latest educational systems to emulate the 4th generation universities.
New educational programs
They also seek to adopt many educational programs that meet the needs of local, regional and international labor market, including engineering programs of energy, nanotechnology and mechatronics, as well as the basic science programs of Mining, aquatic biology and green chemistry.
Such programs also include: arts, environmental design, digital and visual media, cinema and theater, design and animation, in addition to tourism programs of hotels and resorts.
Below are the new universities’ names and their types:
1- New Cairo University of Technology
2- Qwesna Technological University
3- Beni Suef Technological University
New Governmental Universities:
4- Matrouh University
5-Al-Wadi Al-Gadid University
6. Luxor University
7- The Red Sea University
Research institutes and centers:
8- Egypt’s space and satellite technology city
9. Electronics Research Institiute (ERI)
10. The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics
International Private Universities:
11 –Galala University
12- Al Alamein University
13- King Salman International University
14- New Mansoura University
15. Academy of Scientific Research and Technology
16. Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
17. Zewail City of Science and Technology
18. The French University of Egypt (UFE)
International Universities Branches:
19 – University of Canada in NAC
20. The German University in NAC
21. The European University in Egypt
22 – The Italian university in NAC
23 – The American University in NAC
24 – The English University in NAC
25- The Hungarian University in NAC
Contributed by Hassanain Tayea