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