Monday, March 21st,2022
Within the framework of collaboration between Galala University and the British Council in Egypt, Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Shinawi, GU Acting President, and Prof. Dr. Tarek Abou El Maaty, VP for Academic Affairs, welcomed a delegation from the Council which comprised of Ms. Elizabeth White, Director of the British Council, Ms. Ruth Cox, Deputy Director of the British Council, Professor John McGovern, the British Council Advisor for Higher Education, James Toole, Representative of the British Embassy in Cairo and Prof. Dr. Ali Sabour, member of GU’s Board of Trustees.
During the meeting, Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Shinawi gave a presentation where he highlighted the role of Galala University, which was built following the directives of His Excellency President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, to be a beacon of science and scientific research in the region. He added that this visit aims at strengthening the bonds of international cooperation between GU and various institutions to serve the goals of scientific and educational collaboration.
On the other hand, Prof. Dr. Tarek Abou El Maaty stated that among GU’s main objectives is preparing a unique generation of graduates capable of competing in the global labor market by offering distinctive academic programs that serve Egypt’s vision for 2030. He also pointed out that the University represents an extension of the new administrative capital, especially with the launch of the new monorail project.
Moreover, the delegation met with members of the Strategic Planning Unit of Galala University headed by Dr. Rania Nakhil, where she presented the Unit’s plan and objectives, announcing the transition from the planning stage to the implementation stage. Additionally, prof. John MacGovern concluded that the real success of the strategic plan’s goals and objectives is achieved through the implantation stage in converting plans to actions with sheer effort and goodwill. He also stated that the British Council chose to cooperate with GU because it represents a part of “new” Egypt making it an engine for social and economic development.
The delegation was then accompanied on a tour where they visited the students’ gallery at the Field of Art and Design, the conference Hall, and the students’ dorms. They highly praised the University’s buildings and state-of-the-art labs.