Egypt Education
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
Egyptian academic under fire for lecture at Israeli university
Arab Israeli students heckle Egypt lecturer for ‘normalization’ with Israel
Dubai charity launches girl education drive in Egypt
2nd batch of students deported from Egypt arrive home, hope to resume studies
Egypt deports first batch of 104 Malaysian students, 19 home
126 M'sian students detained in Egypt for not having visa
Regeni Egypt murder: Cambridge tutor's data seized
2018-01-11 13:07:37 Italian investigators have obtained the computer and mobile phone of a Cambridge University lecturer whose student was murdered in Egypt in 2016. They received the items from UK police, who searched Dr Maha Abdelrahman's Cambridge home on Wednesday. The body of her student Giulio Regeni was found dumped in the outskirts of Cairo in February 2016. He had been researching independent trade unions   Read More ...
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
2018-01-11 03:45:25 ROME (REUTERS) - Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni was tortured and killed while carrying out research in Egypt. Italian magistrates have worked with their Egyptian counterparts to try to solve the crime, but have often expressed frustration over the slow pace of the investigation   Read More ...
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
2018-01-10 22:48:32 ROME (Reuters) - Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni was tortured and killed while carrying out research in Egypt. Italian magistrates have worked with their Egyptian counterparts to try to solve the crime, but have often expressed frustration over the slow pace of the investigation   Read More ...
Italian police take computer of Cambridge tutor in Egypt murder case
2018-01-10 22:30:31 ROME: Italian magistrates investigating the murder of a graduate student in Cairo two years ago have seized the computer and cell phone of his Cambridge University tutor, the prosecutors' office in Rome said on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni was tortured and killed while carrying out research in Egypt. Italian magistrates have worked with their Egyptian counterparts to try to solve the crime, but have often expressed frustration over the slow pace of the investigation   Read More ...
Egyptian academic under fire for lecture at Israeli university
2018-01-05 11:07:35 One of Egypt’s most distinguished academics is facing a torrent of condemnation for traveling to Israel and giving a lecture at Tel Aviv University in violation of a taboo on “normalization” of relations.Sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim, 79, attended an international conference about Egyptian society at the university on Tuesday and lectured to a packed auditorium on “Lessons from 100 Years of Changes in Egypt   Read More ...
Arab Israeli students heckle Egypt lecturer for ‘normalization’ with Israel
2018-01-03 00:21:27 Arab Israeli students at Tel Aviv University staged a walkout and heckled an Egyptian-American lecturer Tuesday in protest of his willingness to address an Israeli audience. “What you are doing is embarrassing. It’s called normalization and you are a traitor, traitor, traitor,” a student yelled at sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim, according to footage posted on the Ynet news website (Hebrew/Arabic). Other students chimed in with jeers and calls of “traitor,” as the unidentified student in the clip added: “Long live the Palestinian people, long live the Egyptian people   Read More ...
Giulio Regeni murder: Italy to quiz Cambridge tutor over Egypt death
2017-12-07 14:36:11 Italian investigators have received UK permission to question a Cambridge University academic over the high-profile murder of an Italian student in Egypt, Italy's foreign minister says. Giulio Regeni's mutilated body was found dumped in the outskirts of Cairo in February 2016. He had disappeared days before, while researching independent trade unions. His supervisor at Cambridge was Dr Maha Abdelrahman. The nature of her role in Regeni's project is under scrutiny   Read More ...
Johor to continue with scholarships for students in Egypt and Jordan
2017-11-27 05:47:06 ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state government will continue giving financial help such as scholarships and study loans for Johor students in Egypt and Jordan. State Religious Committee chairman Mutalip Abd Rahim (pic) said the aid was being continued even though Government agencies such as Mara and the Public Service Department have frozen the applications. “The scholarship aid for those studying Islamic studies are RM6,000 a year in Egypt and RM8,000 for those studying in Jordan   Read More ...
Egypt social media users mock college flag ceremony
2017-09-18 18:35:01 The Egyptian government has decreed that the country's 2.5m college students should salute the flag at the start of the academic year, in a move that has prompted widespread online mockery. Standing to attention as the state flag is raised to the strains of the national anthem has long been a daily routine in schools, but the decision to copy the ceremony in colleges - albeit just once a year - has earned the Arabic-language "what do you think about saluting the flag?" over 38,000   Read More ...
Egypt downsizes textbooks to cut costs
2017-08-16 15:05:33 Cairo: Egypt’s education authorities have reduced sizes of school textbooks as the country is battling with price hikes resulting from a recent flotation of the local currency. The Education Ministry said this week it had removed exercises from new textbooks for different school stages in an attempt to control the high cost of printing. Moreover, some textbooks, previously taught over two semesters, have been summed up and integrated to cover the whole school year, the ministry added in a statement on Tuesday   Read More ...
Egyptian professor caught exploiting foreign students' pay
2017-07-12 15:04:55 An Egyptian professor at a Korean university stole his overseas students' wages and threatened to get them deported unless they kept quiet, according to KBS. The engineering professor from Chonbuk National University in North Jeolla Province, whose name was withheld, had lent money to the graduate school students and later received "a lot more" than the original amount in return, the state TV broadcaster said Wednesday   Read More ...
First batch of Egyptian students graduate from China's Huawei academy
2017-07-07 05:30:54 A batch of 15 Egyptian students have graduated from China's giant corporation Huawei's first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Academy in Egypt, Huawei manager told Xinhua on Thursday. Gao Jianbin, Huawei's enterprise business marketing manager for Northern Africa Region, said Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) is a non-profit program that seeks to train ICT talents and promote the development and dissemination of ICT technologies   Read More ...
Dubai charity launches girl education drive in Egypt
2017-06-05 13:18:01 Dubai: A Dubai charity has rolled out a campaign to support girls’ education in Egypt, and to build two primary schools in Nepal and Senegal. Under the Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative, the campaign, in collaboration with Dubai Cares, aims to increase children’s access to quality education. The charity launched the ‘teacHER’ campaign in response to the call from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai   Read More ...
Egypt hands Italy documents in student murder probe
2017-05-17 21:03:33 Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's prosecution said Wednesday it has handed over to Italian investigators documents requested by Rome to help the probe into the kidnapping and murder last year of an Italian student. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD student, disappeared in central Cairo in January last year and his body, bearing signs of torture, was later found by the side of a road   Read More ...
Egypt's Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row
2017-05-06 16:45:01 The head of Egypt's Al-Azhar university, the 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning, has been replaced after describing a leading Islamic researcher as an apostate, official media reports said on Saturday. Al-Azhar said its Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, had named Mohamed Hussein al-Mahrsawy, dean of the Arabic language faculty, as the university's acting president following the resignation of Ahmed Hosny and pending the appointment of a permanent successor   Read More ...
The Language Of The Ten Plagues
2017-04-11 00:17:22 Adam Hemmings is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he specialized in Egyptian and Near Eastern studies, as well as archaeological and heritage law. He is currently engaged in research for his PhD regarding the repatriation of Egyptian antiquities removed during the colonial period. As we enter the Passover season, millions of people around the world are telling the story of the Hebrews’ Exodus from slavery in Egypt and remembering a series of remarkable events that define the Jewish people and faith   Read More ...
Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning
2017-03-24 00:38:23 By MENNA ZAKI Associated Press CAIRO (AP) - An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program. Egypt saw 4,650 suspected food poisoning cases in schools nationwide in March alone, the Cabinet said in a statement carried by state-run news agency MENA, compared to some 300 cases previously reported since the beginning of the academic year in September   Read More ...
Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoning
2017-03-23 17:01:12 An outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, figures showed Thursday, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program. Egypt saw 4,650 suspected food poisoning cases in schools nationwide in March alone, the Cabinet said in a statement carried by state-run news agency MENA, compared to some 300 cases previously reported since the beginning of the academic year in September   Read More ...
Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army's school meals
2017-03-23 03:10:41 Cairo - At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials said. Egypt's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that 312 students in schools in Cairo, Suez and Aswan were hospitalized with symptoms of food poisoning, in a succession of mass food poisoning incidents that started earlier this month caused by the school meals, produced by a military-owned company   Read More ...
130 Nigerian youths complete seafarers’ graduate programme in Egypt
2017-03-12 18:46:47 The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has produced 130 cadets graduates from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt. NSDP is an initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, said this in a message to the graduation ceremony in Egypt, made available by the Head, Corporate Communications of the agency, Mr Isichie Osamgbi, on Sunday in Lagos   Read More ...
Egypt campus: The students versus the regime
2017-03-06 12:39:45 In the wake of the 2013 military coup, students affiliated with - and sympathetic to - the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrated in public universities to demand the return of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Their demonstrations turned universities into a new battleground between security forces and students as Egypt's new rulers moved to crackdown on student activism. Egypt's ruling generals have used laws, regulations, procedures, and security tools to subdue student dissidents   Read More ...
2nd batch of students deported from Egypt arrive home, hope to resume studies
2017-03-06 07:40:10 SEPANG: Malaysian students arriving in Malaysia after being deported from Egypt for purported “student visa offenses” have expressed their hopes of resuming their studies in the Middle Eastern nation. Faris Isma Mohd Yusuf, 21, said studying in Egypt was a different experience, as it was easier for him to master the Quran and the Arabic language there. "I have two more chapters of the Quran to master, and it will be good to study them back in Egypt   Read More ...
Egypt deports first batch of 104 Malaysian students, 19 home
2017-03-05 15:06:45 SEPANG: The first batch of 19 Malaysians students out of the 104 who were to be deported from Egypt last Monday, has arrived in Malaysia today. Two male and 17 female students between the ages of 10 and 23 arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 3.50pm. Hundreds of people including the students’ parents, former teachers and friends were present as early 2pm to show their show their empathy   Read More ...
126 M'sian students detained in Egypt for not having visa
2017-03-03 19:00:17 KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 126 Malaysian students were detained by the Egyptian authorities last Monday for student visa offences. Mohd Husaini Zainuddin, the second secretary at the Malaysian Embassy in Cairo, said the students aged between 10 and 22, were held for not having valid student visas. He said the students attended a tahfiz school in A Sharqia. “They were then taken to the Al Sarqia Regional Police Training   Read More ...
126 Malaysian students detained in Egypt for invalid visas
2017-03-03 16:20:20 KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 126 Malaysian students were detained by Egyptian authorities last Monday for student visa offences. Malaysian Embassy second secretary Mohd Husaini Zainuddin said the students, aged between 10 and 22, were held for not having valid student visas. He said the students attended a tahfiz school in A Sharqia. "They were then taken to the Al Sarqia Regional Police Training Centre to have their statements recorded   Read More ...
Egypt-born French Holocaust scholar nearly deported from US
2017-02-27 08:47:08 An Egyptian-born French Jewish scholar was held for hours and nearly deported from the United States after he landed in Houston to attend a conference at a Texas university. “I have been detained 10 hours at Houston International Airport about to be deported. The officer who arrested me was ‘inexperienced’,” Henry Rousso, a historian who specialises on the Holocaust and the Nazi occupation of France, wrote yesterday on Twitter. Rousso   Read More ...
Cairo University to open new institute for Japan studies
2017-01-27 09:18:32 CAIRO – Cairo University will establish an institute for Japan studies in February for a broad spectrum of research in both arts and sciences, as well as to serve as a “bridge” to deepen understanding about Japan, university officials said. The institute’s launch is in line with a recent rising interest from the Egyptian government in Japan, particularly in the Japanese approach to education. The new facility is expected to   Read More ...
Researchers demonstrate hydrogen atoms on graphene yield a magnetic moment
2016-04-22 15:00:39 (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Spain, France and Egypt has demonstrated that hydrogen atoms on graphene yield a magnetic moment and furthermore, that such moments can order ferromagnetically over relatively large distances. In their paper published in the journal Science the group describes experiments they carried out in attempting to cause a sheet of graphene to become magnetic, how they found evidence that it was possible   Read More ...
Ancient mummies meet modern technology
2016-04-14 14:02:34 For her senior honors thesis, Tulane University student Savanna Bailey accompanied two ancient Egyptian mummies—well, actually, just their heads—to Tulane Medical Center in downtown New Orleans. The patients in question hadn't had a medical appointment in 18 years, so the trip was quite a milestone. Bailey, along with Tulane anthropologists and graduate students, stared open-mouthed at the brain scans produced by the hospital's high-tech CT (computerized tomography) equipment. "These long-dead   Read More ...