Egypt’s Cabinet has nodded the establishment of two non-profit universities in New Salhia and Sharm El Sheikh, in an attempt to better serve different areas and change the scope of higher education in Egypt, Invest-Gate reports.

During a Cabinet meeting, held on September 9, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly also greenlighted the development of a medical research institute in Assiut, besides the addition of two new faculties in Fayoum and New Valley universities, according to a recent official statement.

This came after President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had directed the Egyptian government to approve the development of several state-run non-profit universities, at a total cost of EGP 30 bn, as highlighted in a previous press release in mid-August.

Later, El-Sisi has issued a presidential decree for four new non-profit private universities nationwide, including King Salman International University (KSIU) in Sinai, Al Alamein International University in New Alamein, Galala University in El Galala, and New Mansoura University in New Mansoura.

The move is a pathway toward providing high-quality education and enriching the country’s options for higher education in compliance with global standards. It also reflects the government’s goals pertaining to advancing the younger generations, Madbouly earlier concluded.