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UCL and Newgiza University strengthen relationship with renewed health sciences collaboration

15 November 2023

UCL and Newgiza University sign new Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy agreement, continuing their collaboration to support undergraduate education in Egypt.

UCL CIMEC, NGU and UCLC contract signing

University College London (UCL) and Newgiza University (NGU) have jointly announced the renewal of their multi-disciplinary pioneering partnership; reinforcing their commitment to advancing educational opportunities and fostering academic excellence. The collaboration between UCL and NGU is set to drive further transformative changes at NGU and in Egypt's higher education landscape, benefiting both students and academia.

UCL and NGU have been working closely together for over seven years to support the establishment of new undergraduate education programmes in dentistry, medicine and pharmacy. Each new programme has now successfully graduated distinguished cohorts of NGU students who are successfully serving the health sciences workforce and local community.  

Dr Ahmed Sameh Farid, President of NGU said: “NGU has been in an academic collaboration with UCL since 2016, during this collaboration NGU received mentorship and support in different aspects such as strategic planning, setting up appropriate infrastructure and education governance structures, developing curricula and learning resources.

"Together we have reached a significant milestone in our collaboration, and we are keen to extend and grow this successful collaboration and take it to a higher level. Today, a new era in our collaboration is about to start, addressing the new NGU vision, facing future challenges in healthcare education, research and practice. This is a reflection of transformation through collaboration.”

The renewed UCL / NGU education collaboration efforts will boost the number of highly skilled health sciences graduates in Egypt, focused on delivering healthcare to diverse populations. The partnership promotes cross-cultural exchanges, knowledge sharing, and international cooperation in health sciences education between the UK and Egypt. 

The contract between the two universities was negotiated by UCL Consultants.

Roger de Montfort, Managing Director at UCLC, said: We are delighted to support this next phase of successful collaboration between UCL and NGU. We have a valued and longstanding relationship with NGU which embodies the key principles of our capacity development approach, namely collaboration, mutual benefit, sustainability, context and relationships."

Read the full story on the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences website


UCL and New Giza University representatives sign new Education Collaboration agreement in London. Left to right: John-george Nicholson (Head of Business Development, UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences and Business Development Director UCL CIMEC), Roger de Montfort (Managing Director UCLC), Dr Ahmed Sameh Farid (President, NGU) and Trish Greenan (Director of Legal, UCLC)

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