A plan to establish a French university in Egypt, which will focus on the studies of engineering, technology, computers, information systems and hotel management, has drawn the support of the country’s president, Husni Mubarak.
The president’s comments were made during a meeting he held in Sharm Al-Shaikh with Jean Gendois, the chairman of the Egypt-based French university's friends association. Also in attendance were the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Mufid Shihab and François Dopffer, the French ambassador in Cairo.
The new university is to be built in Al-Shruq City, and will open its gates in October 2002. Egyptian will contribute 51 percent of the capital cost of the venture, and France 49 percent, The total cost of the project is estimated at $100 million. — (MENA-Report)
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