Egypt's Sisi inaugurates Egyptian-Japanese University in Alexandria

Egypt's Sisi inaugurates Egyptian-Japanese University in Alexandria Wed, Sep. 16, 2020
CAIRO - 16 September 2020: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Burg al-Arab town in Alexandria to inaugurate the Egyptian-Japanese University for Sciences and Technology on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly delivered a speech about developing higher education and modernizing and digitizing the learning process. Earlier, officials watched a documentary about the goals of the university in scientific research and patents in the framework of a storng Egyptian-Japanese friendship.

The university already has a partnership with 15 of the most prestigious Japanese universities. It includes three faculties: the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of International Business Administration and Humanities.

A total of 21 Egyptian universities are now in the world ranking, when only a few years ago only one was present, Madbouly said. He emphasized that the government plans to have at least one universitiy in every governorate with aspirations that Egyptian universities are included in the world rankings of universities.

Three agreements worth $885 million were signed with Arab funds during the past eight months to finance the development of Sinai, Minister of International Cooperation Rania el-Mashat said Tuesday.

The funds will also go to the structural reform, raising the efficiency of the government's public finance management and supporting the Health Ministry in the fight against Covid-19.