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Egypt looks to foreign university campuses to boost education

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently approved a law allowing foreign universities to open branch campuses across Egypt as part of efforts to increase education levels in the country.

CAIRO — In a bid to boost the levels of educational attainment in the undergraduate stages and in scientific research, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Aug. 6 a new regulatory law on the entry and operation of foreign universities to set up outposts in Egypt and award degrees.

“Egypt is maneuvering to extend its international engagement, to be a focal point for higher education in Africa and the Middle East,” said Adel Saleh, who is acting vice dean for the faculty of mass media at the British University in Egypt.

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