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Media Statement Details

26/06/2021

Minister of Higher Education Discusses with a Delegation of a ‎German Company Upgrading of Technical Education

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, met on Thursday at the Private Education Complex in New Cairo with a delegation from the German company, DMG MORI, a leading manufacturer of digitally controlled operating machines, to discuss aspects of cooperation in the field of upgrading technical education and all developmental aspects.

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, commended fruitful and constructive cooperation with the company as one of the important German companies in the world in the field of manufacturing and operating machines, which has great expertise and capabilities through which it can contribute to the upgrading of the field of technical education in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The minister stressed the ministry's interest in cooperating with international companies to transfer knowledge and support research, development, creativity and digital manufacturing of electronic applications and products, in addition to implementing several programs aimed at motivating leading companies to establish many technological universities and upgrade human cadres in the field of technical education, advanced electronics and digital transformation according to standards of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He pointed out the attitude of the Egyptian state with all its institutions towards digital transformation and use of technology instead of traditional means.

On his part, the delegation of the German international company, DMG Mori, expressed their happiness with the Egyptian-German cooperation, pointing out that Egypt is on the right path towards industrial competition and technological progress.

The meeting discussed the current status of technological education in technical universities, and emphasized the importance of learning how to operate and program operating machines according to the latest technological systems.

The two parties agreed to cooperate in the near future to discuss how to integrate curricula for programming and operating digitally controlled operating machines with their modern advanced concept, and to integrate concepts of industrial transformation and digitization into the current curricula of technological universities to qualify cadres of technicians and engineers with a view to upgrading industrialization in Egypt.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Jan Mullenhof, General Manager of Training Academy at DMG MORI and Mr. Mahmoud Ali, General Manager of DMG MORI in Africa.