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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

CIRA to open Egypt’s first applied tech university next year

Private sector education outfit CIRA will establish Egypt’s first applied tech university by the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, the company announced in a press release (pdf) after signing a management consulting agreement yesterday with Saxony International School (SIS), a German private sector education provider.

About the uni: The university will be founded at CIRA’s Badr University before being expanded to more locations nationwide, and will initially offer diplomas and bachelor’s degrees in logistics, tourism, medical and industrial manufacturing. Graduates can then sit the Meister exam — a German vocational qualification that allows holders to study at German applied sciences universities.

The financing: CIRA will receive finance from National Bank of Egypt’s investment arm Al Ahly Capital Holdings and undisclosed international investors, the company said.

CIRA is already working with SIS to open a school in Sixth of October: The SIS school based in O West is expected to be ready for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Switzerland’s Business and Hotel Management School is also involved with Badr, which agreed last year to offer hospitality management training and degrees at the university.

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