Egypt climbs 9 spots on US News’ Best Global Universities Rankings

Bassant Mohammed
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Egypt has climbed nine places on the US News’ 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings for the quality of education, according to Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research spokesperson, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.

On the global classification, which ranks the top 80 countries for education in the world, Egypt has jumped from the 51st in 2019 to the 42nd in 2020.

Abdel Ghaffar affirmed that Egypt is witnessing a great development in the educational process, in terms of developing curricula and building new universities.

He explained that Egypt opened several new universities recently, noting that “no country in the world can open four universities at the same time.”

Abdel Ghaffar added that Egypt used to open one university every 10 years, which was not enough to cover the local demand, stressing that Egypt is working now to meet the needs of increasing population.

He pointed out that Egypt is aiming to develop the existing universities, in addition to creating new opportunities for students by opening international and technological ones.

On the other hand, he said that each university will decided on the format of final exams, whether online or in-person.

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