Thursday 28 November 2019
Coventry University hosted a conference on Wednesday this week for the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) to promote opportunities for investment in Egypt’s education sector.
Professor John Latham CBE, Coventry University’s Vice-Chancellor, opened the conference, which was attended by high-powered delegates from Egypt as well as the UK, including many from the higher education sector.
The conference was part of a three-day mission in the UK by BEBA to promote opportunities in Egypt in education, healthcare, finance, and transport.
Coventry University has led the way for UK universities by launching a branch campus at The Knowledge Hub Universities in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital in September this year. The branch welcomed its first students on undergraduate courses across the newly formed schools of Engineering, Computing, and Design and Media.
Some of the keynote speakers at the conference included Prof. Dr. Hossam Badrawi, chairman of the Badrawi Foundation for Education and Development, Ihab Salama, chief executive of El Sewedy Education, and Dr. Ahmed Shalaby, chief executive of Tatweer Misr.
We are delighted to have supported this important conference, which explored the investment opportunities available in Egypt’s education sector. We have been swift to take up the opportunity to set up a branch in Egypt and believe that our success in doing so will encourage other UK universities and schools to follow suit.
This conference has been a resounding success and we are thankful to Coventry University for providing a platform for Egyptian and British decision-makers to interact and explore investment opportunities in Egypt’s education sector. We believe the presence of UK universities in Egypt will attract more students from Africa and the Middle East.