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A new five-year academic partnership sealed between UK and Egyptian universities

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Egypt’s university launch UK’s college partnership

The school of Politics and Economics King’s College London has signed a new five-year academic collaboration with New Gizza University (NGU) to support with curriculum design, quality assurance and capacity building for its undergraduate programme.

Professor Sameh Farid, NGU President, and Professor Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-President and Vice-Principal International at King’s College London, signed the agreement on Thursday 17 October 2019 on behalf of their respective institutions.

Other senior academics and leaders from King’s who attended the event included Professor Frans Berkhout, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, Professor Mark Pennington, Head of the Department of Political Economy, Professor John Gearson, Vice-Dean International, Professor Stephen Bach, Executive Dean of King’s Business School, Darren Wallis, Chief Operating Officer of King’s Business School and Catherine Thristan, Director of Professional Education.

Sir Derek Plumbly, former British Ambassador to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Trustee on the NGU Board and King’s Visiting Professor also joined for the event in the Council Room in the King’s Building.

Welcoming people to the event Professor Jeremy Jennings, Head of the School of Politics and Economics, said, “We are very pleased that this agreement continues the relationship between King’s College London and NGU and we hope that it will lead to other partnerships in the future.”

To delivery undergraduate programme in NGU

The new five year academic collaboration agreement is the second to be made between King’s and NGU. The first was between King’s Business School and the private university for its undergraduate programme which is now in its third successful year.

Professor Funmi Olonisakin states that, “We are very proud to be working with NGU. Any kind of arrangement and meeting of minds between universities that confirms the goal of educating and thereby developing a future generation can only be for the good of the world.”

“We believe NGU and King’s College London share the same values which is extremely important to us. We hope that we can build on this new programme of Economics with King’s School of Politics and Economics with more collaborations in the future, extending to differing developmental domains which will have great impact on both a regional and national stage,” says Professor Sameh Farid.



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