British universities to set up campuses in Egypt

Campuses for British universities could soon spring up in Egypt after the United Kingdom signed an agreement with the country’s education ministry that will remove barriers that prevented such institutions from expanding there, reports The National.

The British Universities Minister Sam Gyimah and Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar met last week and signed the agreement at the annual Education World Forum, which took place at Lancaster House in London.

The higher education sector in Britain is already a very globally-minded industry, with more than 80% of providers currently delivering UK degrees in overseas countries. The Egypt deal will allow them to expand further and give them a competitive advantage in the country.
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