21 January 2021 07:05 PM

Higher Education Minister: King Salman Univ. model of friendship, cooperation between Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Saturday، 31 October 2020 - 01:35 PM

Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that inaugurating the international King Salman University in South Sinai governorate represents a model of friendship, fraternity and cooperation between the Kingdom and Egypt.

During the opening ceremony of King Salman University alongside a number of other projects in Sharm el Sheikh on Saturday morning, the minister added that inaugurating the international university here falls within the framework of the generous program offered by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for developing Sinai peninsula.

Work has been underway to establish the university, along with 23 new others over the past few years, he stated.

The minister of higher education said that the King Salman University contains various faculties and programs that are developed to cope up with the requirements of the regional, local and international labor markets.

The newly-opened university includes 16 faculties and 56 programs with capacity ranging between 25,000 and 30,000 students, Abdel Ghaffar added.

The university offers many specialties including applied engineering, computer science, industrial technology, financial and administrative sciences, tourism and hospitality among others, he noted.

Abdel Ghaffar pointed out that Cairo, Mansoura, Ain Shams and Suez Canal universities and 15 others are ranked among the best 400 world's universities for medicine in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Benha, Cairo, Mansoura, Zagazig and Menoufiya universities were placed among the best 500 universities in the world for computer science, the higher education minister said, adding that 20 Egyptian universities were also ranked among the world's top 500 universities in engineering and technology disciplines.

A study on the current situation regarding the number of students and universities as well as the expected situation in this regard should be conducted, he said, noting that the group of age 18-22 will reach 9 million people in 2030, compared to 7.9 million people in 2020 therefore the geographical distribution should be considered to cope up with the Egyptian regions.

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