Minister Of Higher Education Attends The Signing Of The Partnership Agreement Between El Sewedy Education And Coventry University

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, today attended the signing of the partnership agreement between El Sewedy Education and Coventry University for the opening a branch of Coventry University within “The Knowledge Hub | International University Institution of Egypt” located in the New Administrative Capital.
The Ministry of Higher Education supports private entities to enhance higher education in Egypt under the new International Branch Campus (IBC) Law. The signing builds on strong existing links between the UK and Egyptian higher education sectors, which already see over 18,000 students in Egypt studying on UK university programmes.

The partnership agreement marks a new kind of academic collaboration in Egypt in line with its learning strategy, with top universities around the world working with private entities to provide students with excellent teaching, and a quality international education.

The partnership agreement marks the launch of “The Knowledge Hub | International University Institution of Egypt”.

Eng. Ahmed El Sewedy, Founder and Chairman of El Sewedy Education stated: ” Our aim is to fulfill our country’s vision for 2030 by enhancing the quality of higher education through our flagship project The Knowledge Hub. We are partnering with one of UK’s top universities that will provide students with practical skillsets and tools to enable them to become the future leaders of tomorrow and enhance their employability opportunities.”

Eng. Ahmed El Sewedy also added, “The main objective of the Knowledge Hub is to prepare students for a future of global competitiveness, and to provide them with an intellectually stimulating, enriching, and credible educational experience, contributing to the advancement and development of the Egyptian economy in various fields.”

Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Coventry University, said: “We’re excited to be delivering our programmes in Egypt, and to be opening the door for young people in the country to experience the excellent teaching and learning environment which Coventry University has become known around the world for providing.”
Professor Latham also added, “UK universities have worked together with higher education organisations in Egypt for years. These collaborations contribute to both the UK and Egyptian economies and provide wider benefits to students and institutions in both countries. We look forward to working with The Knowledge Hub to continue to bring new opportunities to learners in this part of the world.”

In January 2018, the International Branch Campus (IBC) agreement – signed between Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and the UK’s Department of Education – created a leading new model for international higher education. It creates an opportunity for partner institutions to establish a base in another country to expand global outreach and student exchange. The educational system gives graduate students the opportunity to obtain a bachelors, post-graduate, and other various degrees from one of the participating scientific institutions.

This pioneering educational model offers an exceptional vision by creating common spaces to engage in a unique learning experience through research and innovation.
According to The Knowledge Hub’s new learning strategy, the classrooms will consist of groups of students working together on joint projects that go beyond the boundaries of traditional academies and universities. The success of these new educational communities depends on the collaboration and interaction among students and their professors.

Coventry University ranks 13th as the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2019, and is top in the UK – and third in Europe – for how well it engages with its students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. It also earned the title ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; the guide describes it as “one of the most innovative modern universities, bold with its vision of what the 21st-century student experience should be”.

The Knowledge Hub And Coventry University Visit Schools For Information Sessions About The Branch Opening In Sept. 2019

Last week, El Sewedy Education hosted delegates from Coventry University to raise awareness about their partnership and the branch campus being established in The Knowledge Hub, located in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital.

Dr. Philip Lewis, Associate Head of School International School of Mechanics, Aerospace, and Automotive Engineering, Ms. Roxana Aldea, Partnership Manager from Coventry University, Ihab Salama, CEO of El Sewedy Education, Dr. Mohamed Loutfi, President of The Knowledge Hub, and Nancy El Sisi, Student Services Manager held information sessions at several international schools in Cairo to highlight the academic programs Coventry University plans to offer in September 2019.

A seminar attended by over 100 councilors, parents, and prospective students, organized by The Knowledge Hub and Coventry University at one of New Cairo’s hotels, where Dr. Philip and Ms. Roxana led the seminar discussing the proposed faculties; Engineering, Computing, and Design and Media.

Coventry University will offer the same curriculum, teaching methodologies, quality assurance, providing the exact same bachelor’s degree offered in the UK. In addition, Mr. Ihab Salama presented the facilities The Knowledge Hub will offer to our students, and the strategic plan for the institution.

Ihab Salama, CEO of El Sewedy Education, stated, “El Sewedy Education’s strategy for The Knowledge Hub is establishing an international institution that offers the best standards of academics, in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and to implement the latest technology, services, and facilities.”

The Knowledge Hub Along With Coventry University Participated In Edu Gate Fair And The British Trophy This Month

Partnering with The Knowledge Hub, a delegation from Coventry University is set to debut at the 4th convention of Edu Gate. The exhibition, under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Union of Arab Universities, is a three-day event from 26th to 28th of February, 2019.

Inaugurating opening day by Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt, Prof. Amr Ezzat Salamah, General Secretary of the Union of Arab Universities, and Dr. Ali Shams El Din, Former President of Benha University and Chairman of the Al-Ahram Foundation.

The exhibition follows the speech made by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi where he hailed 2019 as “The Year of Education”. Numerous private, international, and public universities are attending the event alongside newly established universities from the New Administrative Capital.

Coventry University will offer the same curriculum, teaching methodologies, quality assurance, providing the exact same bachelor’s degree offered in the UK. In addition, Mr. Ihab Salama presented the facilities The Knowledge Hub will offer to our students, and the strategic plan for the institution.

In addition to participating in EduGate, on the 26th to the 28th of February, The Knowledge Hub sponsored the British Trophy event by “BESA”, an annual football tournament that raises athletic awareness amongst students in international schools in Egypt.

The Knowledge Hub is very keen on participating in these two events for the opportunity to introduce Coventry University to students in the region, the objective is to impart the experience to the new generation and strengthen them through knowledge. As a university, the priority is to equip students with the tools and skill sets that prepare them for the competitive job market and provide them with opportunities to positively impact the local and international economy.

By September 2019, El Sewedy Education aims, through the Knowledge Hub, to alter the higher education landscape in Egypt and propel it into the international arena. The Knowledge Hub, based in the New Administrative Capital, will host select degrees from prestigious international universities and is expected to accommodate 15,000 students by the final phase of the campus construction. Phase one of the campus is expected to open this September, on an area of 27,000 sqm.