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Engaging with Egypt: future opportunities for UK higher education TNE

22 Jan 2018, 13:30 - 14:30

​Our webinar explored how UK universities can help meet increased transnational higher education (TNE) demand in Egypt. 

Egypt is a strategically important partner for UK higher education, particularly for TNE. There is a strong tradition of collaboration between Egypt and the UK, supported by both governments. As a consequence, in the past four years the number of students studying for UK degrees in Egypt has risen by 30% making Egypt the fifth largest host country for UK higher education TNE. 

UUKi worked closely with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Egyptian Embassy in London and the UK Government to shape a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding ​between the two Governments enabling UK universities to establish international branch campuses in Egypt. 

This development will support multi or single-disciplinary autonomous campuses, intended to be embedded in Egypt’s higher education sector and contribute to capacity building. 

The webinar covered: 

  •  UK higher education TNE in Egypt in facts and figures 

  • Current policy and existing partnerships between UK and Egyptian universities 

  • Policy developments regarding the opportunity to establish international branch campuses, including: 
    o Bilateral commitment to supporting these developments 
    o Support available from the Egyptian Government 
    o Financial arrangements and operational models including multi and single-disciplinary opportunities 
    o How to express interest in establishing a branch campus

  •  Q&A. 

Speakers included: 

· Professor Mohamed Salheen, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Egypt) 
· Leo Boe, former Policy Lead-Transnational Education, UUKi​ 

Accesssing recordings

If you registered as a participant for the webinar but were unable to attend and would like a full recording of the event, please contact Donna Taibe at donna.taibe@international.ac.uk​

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

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