Leicester forges partnership with university in Egypt

Our University is to build closer links with a university in Egypt following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

The agreement has been established between academics at The American University in Cairo and the School of Education following a 3 year EU TEMPUS project developing capacity for teacher education and action research with Middle East and North African partners. 

The project, led by Professor Hilary Burgess and Dr Chris Wilkins from the School of Education, has made a significant contribution to teacher education reform in Egypt through enhancing the partnerships between schools, universities and the Egyptian Ministry of Education.

The two universities will work together on co-operative teaching programmes and research, sharing of information and publications, and staff and student exchanges. The Memorandum of Understanding forms the first step of developing future collaborations that build on relationships already established by colleagues from both institutions.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by President and Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Paul Boyle from the University of Leicester and Professor Lisa Anderson from The American University in Cairo.