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Egypt's Global Academic Foundation to Invest in New UK University

The Global Academic Foundation, a leading academic institution in Egypt, will invest up to EGP 5 billion to build the University of Hertfordshire's new campus in the New Administrative Capital.

The Global Academic Foundation (GAF) has announced it will invest EGP 4.5-5 billion over the next three years to build a campus in the New Administrative Capital for the UK’s University of Hertfordshire.


GAF is a leading academic institution in Egypt operating under the Ministry of Education. With a variety of multidisciplinary programmes, the new campus encompasses all schools and faculties of the University of Hertfordshire, sharing knowledge and progressive techniques to bring internationally-accredited degrees from the UK to Egypt.


“Education is at the heart of the relationship between the UK and Egypt, and we are determined to expand that partnership further,” British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Geoffrey Adams said, during a recent visit to the university grounds. “Whether by encouraging new branch campuses, by offering scholarships and dual degrees, or by supporting capacity building in Egyptian educational organisations.”


The new campus will be built on an area of 50 acres in the New Administrative Capital, and will offer updated courses to address the challenges of the labour market, including specialisations in civil engineering, mechatronics, and computer sciences with artificial intelligence, among others.