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Technische Universitat Berlin opens first international campus in Egypt in El Gouna on the Red Sea

Egypt: Monday, January 16 - 2012 @ 11:55

The TU Berlin Campus El Gouna is a non-profit private-public partnership, founded in collaboration with Orascom Hotels and Development.

The TU Berlin Campus El Gouna will serve as a hub for scientific research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a firm commitment to providing regional scientific solutions through specialized postgraduate programs, especially in the field of applied technologies for sustainable development.

“We are very grateful for Engineer Samih Sawiris for sharing with us this unique opportunity to be part of Egypt’s new history post the revolution”, said Prof. Dr. Eng. Jörg Steinbach, President of TU Berlin. “The timing couldn’t be better, as I believe that knowledge transfer is an important factor for any society to improve its innovation potential and promote peace and prosperity. We are thrilled as well as humbled to be part of Egypt’s new aspirations to a better future”, added Steinbach.

The TU Berlin Campus El Gouna will offer Master’s of Science degree in three technology majors in areas of prime relevance to Egypt. These include Energy Engineering, Water Engineering, and Urban Development. Each program hosts 30 students per year over four semesters; and faculty professors from TUB will teach all courses in English.

Further master programs, including Management and Business Plan Formulation, Logistics, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, and Vocational Training are possible options currently under discussion.

“As a graduate from TU Berlin, I know how it can enhance the scientific outlook for Egypt. Now is the time to invest in education and apply scientific research to set the stage for true prosperity and secure a much better future for the next generations”, said Engineer Samih Sawiris, Chairman Orascom Development Holding.

Interested applicants are required to submit copies of their Bachelor of Science certificate with detailed transcripts, in addition to resumes and proof of one year working experience.

Fully accredited by the German Higher Education Legislation; the courses at the TU Berlin Campus El Gouna have been designed to meet the requirements of the European Education Ministers’ 1999 Bologna declaration for the European Higher Education Areas.

The TU Berlin Campus in El Gouna has been designed by Staab-Architekten German company, and is built on a total land area of 32,746.92 square meters. The campus includes office and laboratory buildings, a main lecture hall, lecture rooms, workshops, an exhibition forum and a cafeteria.

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