Higher education in numbers

Between 2014-2017

First: Raising the absorptive capacity of the higher education system:

1- Governmental universities and colleges:

Increasing the faculties in public universities from 392 to 450 by 58 colleges with an increase of 14.6% at a cost of LE 9 billion.

Increasing public universities from 23 to 24 universities, by adding the University of El Arish at a cost of 250 million pounds.

Completion of the components of the branches of some universities such as Alexandria University branch in Matrouh and Assiut in the new valley in preparation for their independence.

The number of new programs in government universities increased from 118 to 171 by 53 programs with 45%.

2. Universities and private colleges

The number of private universities increased from 18 to 26 by 8 universities (universities, schools, education, new Giza, Badr, Egyptian, Chinese, Horus). Indirect 6.4 billion pounds.

 Increasing the number of colleges of private universities from 132 to 162 by 30 colleges by 22.7% and investments of 3 billion pounds. 

3. Special Higher Institutes: 

Increasing the number of special high institutes from 148 to 158, with an increase of 10 institutes in the governorates of El Sharkia, Cairo, New Damietta, Minya, Aswan and Qena at a cost of LE 500 million.

Second: Performance evaluation and quality assurance:​

Funding 140 colleges to obtain accreditation from the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation at a cost.

Increase the number of government colleges with a certificate of accreditation and quality from 46 to 87 colleges by 41 colleges, and by 89.1%. 

Third: The development of the numbers of faculty members, students and expatriates:​

1. Faculty Members: 

Increase the number of faculty members and their assistants in institutions of higher education from 106577 members to 122577 members by 16000 with an increase of 15%.

2. Egyptian students: 

Increase the number of students enrolled in the first university level in institutions of higher education from 2.3 to 2.7 million students by 400 thousand students by 17.4% at a cost of 4 billion pounds.

3. International Students: 

Increasing the number of international students enrolled in institutions of higher education (first stage, postgraduate) from 22245 to 70525 by 48280 students, an increase of 217% and a return of 186.55.110 dollars per year.

4. Number of Envoys: 

Increasing the number of Egyptian envoys to obtain higher university degrees and scientific assignments from 553 envoys to 950 envoys with 397 envoys, an increase of 72% and a cost of 691 million pounds in specialties related to the sustainable development of Egypt (new and renewable energy, nuclear power, desalination, Engineering (Japan, Britain, France, America, Germany).

Fourth: The development of the ministry's budget:​

Increase the Ministry's budget from 25 billion pounds to 31.6 billion pounds.

Increase investment allocations from 3.6 billion pounds to 6.9 billion pounds. 

Fifth: Development of university hospitals:

  • Increasing the number of university hospitals from 89 to 106 by 17 hospitals by 18% at a cost of LE 10 billion.
  • Increase the budget of hospitals from 6.7 billion pounds to 7.9 billion pounds by 16.4%, and could increase in the fiscal year 2017/2018 to 9.9 billion pounds, 2 billion pounds by 25.3%.

New hospitals ready for opening soon:

  • Four new university hospitals have been set up and ready to be opened at a cost of LE 1.5 billion. These include: The National Liver Institute Hospital, Menoufia University, Kafr El-Sheikh University Hospitals, Al-Rajhi ​Hospital in Assiut, the New Children's Hospital at Ain Shams University. 

New hospitals ready for opening in 2018:

  • The liver hospital at Minia University at a cost of 71 million, the pediatric hospital in Minia University at a cost of LE 25 million,Al-Sadr Hospital at the University of Tanta at a cost of LE 22 million,

Shaheed Ahmed Shawki Hospital at Ain Shams University, the first and largest university hospital in Egypt and the Middle East for the care of the elderly with donations of 29 million pounds.

The role of university hospitals in serving the community:

  • These hospitals serve 16 million Egyptian and foreign patients annually.
  • This service represents 69% of the total medical services in Egypt and 75% of the total medical services.
  • There are 16,800 faculty members, 6987 assistant teachers and interns, as well as 4291 resident physicians.
  • It has 28,958 beds and 3500 intensive care beds.
  • ​These hospitals carry out 60,000 surgical operations with special advanced skills each year.​