First-wave graduates from the German International University of Applied Sciences (GIU) in Cairo, a partner university of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences (THU), took part in farewell celebrations complete with a huge fireworks display at an on-campus graduation ceremony in the "New Administrative Capital" near Cairo. High-ranking figures from German and Egyptian politics, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as well as both countries’ ambassadors and the rectors of the founding universities involved were also present. The political focus underlines the importance of the project for both countries’ cooperation in the field of education. Congratulations to all graduates involved.
Together with four other German universities, the THU participated in the DAAD project to set up the GIU and help design the courses offered by the "Informatics & Computer Science" Faculty at the GIU. Such courses, which currently comprise four degree programs, are strongly oriented towards the THU’s own English-language "Computer Science” degree programs . While the degree courses attracted 59 new students in the first year, nearly 300 students will be admitted in the coming semester. The range of courses on offer, particularly Masters degree courses, are to be expanded in future. In addition, cooperation between the THU and GIU in various fields of research will be increased further.
The links with GIU AS means that all THU students on every degree course now have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad on a student exchange as part of their studies.
Further information about the project can be accessed on the link to the Education Alliance with Cairo. The full range of courses on offer at the GIU are listed on the GIU website.
Text: Ulm University of Applied Sciences (THU)
Picture: Fireworks display at an on-campus graduation ceremony