Presedential Visit to Germany

President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi’s Visit to Germany, 28th till 31st October 2018
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President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi travelled to Germany for a four-day official visit last October with a high-level delegation of Egyptian officials. H.E. met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the frame of cooperation between the two countries. 
In the frame of the visit, a number of many successful bilateral agreements were concluded. These agreements were related to economic cooperation, higher education, professional training, and the competitiveness of Egyptian industry and exports.

German International University of Applied Sciences Establishment Agreement

Agreement between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and a Consortium of German Applied Universities  to establish the German International University of Applied Sciences (GIU AS) in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital
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In the frame of the President El Sisi’s visit to Germany, a second agreement to establish the German International University of Applied Sciences (GIU AS) in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital was also signed between Egyptian Higher Education Minister Prof Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and representatives of the consortium of the ten largest German applied sciences’ universities, also the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, witnessed the contract.
  1. HTW: 
    Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin 
    University of Applied Sciences in Berlin
  2. Hochschule Ulm
    Ulm University of Applied Sciences 
  3. Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin 
    Berlin School of Economics and Law 
UAS7 (University Alliance of the largest 7 Applied Universities in Germany, UAS7)
  1. Hochschule Bremen
    City University of Applied Sciences – Bremen
  2. Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences 
  3. Teschniche Hochschule Köln
    Technical university of Cologne
  4. Hochschule München
    Munich University of Applied Sciences 
  5. FH Münster 
    Münster University of Applied Sciences 
  6. Hochschule Osnabrück
    Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences 
    AND The German University in Cairo 
    And in NOW also joined:
  7. Hochschule Heilbronn 
    Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences 

Feb 3rd 2019: Laying of the Foundation Stone Ceremony in Egypt

On February 3rd 2019, the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research H.E. Prof Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy H.E. Mr. Peter Altmaier will lay the foundation stone of the German International University of Applied Sciences (GIU AS) together with the founding German universities presidents.
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Ministers from Egypt, the German Ambassador to Egypt Mr. Georg Luy, Deputy General Secretary of DAAD Dr. Christian Müller, the Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Office in Egypt Mrs. Isabell Mering, representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Higher Education from both nations Egypt and Germany, in addition to a big economic delegation from Germany – more than 100 German personalities - along with members of the media and the press will be all witnessing this historical moment.
As applied universities are an important type of the German Higher Education System, they are considered one of the important pillars of the German higher education together with research universities with a strong focus on practical oriented teaching and research applications. Now, Egypt will be the only country all over the world which will have the two pillars of German higher education, where offering both models to Egyptian students through the GIUAS and the GUC signifies a long tradition of close and extensive cooperation between the two nations and reflects the success of their first collaboration in the GUC which is Germany’s largest and biggest transnational educational project outside German borders that represents 42% of its total student body on worldwide.
The German International University of Applied Universities (GIU AS) is to offer “Made in Germany” university bachelor and master’s degree programs that qualify to PhD. Egyptian, Arab and African students will learn the German “do how know how” through future-oriented curricula that focus on practical applications to prepare graduates to the international industry and global employability through its various faculties of:
  • Faculty of Engineering (Automotive / Energy / Manufacturing / Electromechanical / Mechanical / Automation & Robotics)
  • Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science (Applied Computer Science/ Data Science / Media Informatics / Software Engineering)
  • Faculty of Business Administration (Banking & Finance / Small and Medium Size Enterprises/ International Business / Tourism & Hospitality / Project & Construction Management/ Aviation & Ports Management / Logistics/ Real Estate Management / Digital Marketing)
  • Faculty of Design (Fashion & Jewelry Design/ Interior Design)