CAIRO: A U.K delegation of educational experts will arrive in Cairo next week in order to assist the creation of a better education system for Egyptian youth in accordance with international standards, said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a statement Tuesday.
The delegation, chaired by Foreign Office Chief Scientific Adviser Robin Grimes, includes Claire Durkin, head of International Science and Innovation Strategy at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the statement noted.
Senior representatives from the U.K higher educational institutions and presidents of 15 British Universities will meet their Egyptian counterparts in Cairo and Alexandria and in a number of Science and Technological Universities.
The talks will tackle reform policies of education that include scientific ways to build a better and more independent system in the Egyptian higher education, the statement continued.
In May, British Ambassador John Casson launched the £20m Newton-Mosharafa fund (British-Egyptian science and innovation partnership over five years.)
The Newton-Mosharafa Fund is named after British mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton, regarded one of the most influential scientists in history, and the Egyptian theoretical physicist Ali Moustafa Mosharafa, who contributed to the development of quantum theory.