Dr. Khalid Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education, said that the re-establishment of the French University in Egypt comes within the framework of the distinguished relations between Egypt and France, especially in the fields of culture, education and research.
The minister explained that the celebration of the re-establishment of the university was the result of great efforts.
He noted the interest of the political leadership in Egypt in providing advanced patterns in the field of education. As well as working to strengthen the Egyptian-French scientific relations through the development of the French University in Cairo, opening new disciplines and absorbing large number of students.
The French Ambassador to Cairo, Stephane Rommetier, said at a press conference on Monday at the French University of Shorouq that the university is granting students a bilateral Egyptian-French certificate.
He pointed out that the capacity will reach 3,000 students in the first phase of the development of the university (2030) in accordance with international standards, and that the capacity of the second phase of the development of the university will reach up to 7000 students.
The French University was established in Egypt in 2002; it is a non-profit university that receives about 500 students.
The university’s organizational structure consists of research and research departments, including French-Egyptian research laboratories, post-doctoral colleges, the center for Technology Transfer and Analysis, the department of Continuing Education and Public Administration Services.
In the first phase, the university conducted many activities in the areas of architecture, urban planning, energy, mechanics, information and communications technology, applied languages, management, organization, mathematics, applied information, management sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The university offers joint certificates and bilateral Egyptian and French certificates within the framework of the Bologna Process. According to the European watch system, the PhD is supervised and jointly awarded by the University and the French partner institutions. The working languages of the University are: Arabic, French and English.
The university is subject to review every five years by the National Committee for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Egypt and the Higher Council for Evaluation of French Research and Higher Education.
A number of professors, scientists and public figures from Egypt and France took part in the opening event.
Contributed by: Wafaa Fayez