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Master Program International Business Consulting
at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
The MBA "International Business Consulting” (IBC) is a compact, hands-on, international program preparing you in 15 months for a leading position in In-house Consulting as well as in External Consulting.
Interactive teaching, class discussion and case studies are an important part of the program. The faculty is comprised of experienced university professors and German, British and American external guest lecturers from companies and consulting agencies.
- bachelor degree
- minimum two years of professional experience
- an English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL)
- APS certificate (only for applicants from China and Vietnam)
Application deadline : June 30th
Total fees : EUR 10400
Language of instruction : English
SUMMARY REPORT OF CIELE WORKSHOP ON
ENHANCING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Cairo, Egypt, 20th March 2016
In recognition of the increasing role of entrepreneurs in the world’s economy and the role of competition laws in enabling the investment climate, the Center for Institutions, Economics and Law in Egypt (CIELE) at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University, in collaboration with its business partners; the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) and the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA), organized a workshop on "Enhancing Business Environment” on March 20th 2016. The workshop was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and hosted by FEPS.
The workshop aimed at examining two crucial matters to enhance the business environment in Egypt; access to finance and compliance with competition laws.
Welcome note was delivered by Prof. Sherine Al-Shawarby, FEPS vice dean for community affairs and environment development and the director of CIELE Prof. Abla El Khawaga, in which they outlined the objectives and perspectives of the workshop. Prof. Mona El Garf, chairman of the ECA and the director of the EBI Prof. Mona El Baradie, opened the workshop by outlining some of the challenges and potential opportunities of empowering entrepreneurs and competition authorities on the Egyptian economy.
The first session was chaired by Prof. Ola El Khawaga, Director of the Research and Awareness Department at EBI, and compromised of two presentations conducted by Ms. Nevine El Tahri, Chairperson of Delta Shield for Investment, and Mr. Sherif Yassin, Branch Manager specialized corporate at QNB AlAhli. The session aimed at examining the role of financial institutions in financing entrepreneurs especially after the Central Bank of Egypt’s initiative to encourage very small, small and medium enterprises. It also addressed the potential challenges that entrepreneurs face while starting their business and how to overcome them.
The second session was chaired by Dr. Asmaa Ezzat, assistant professor of Economics at FEPS, and compromised of two presentations that were delivered by Prof. Mona El Garf, Chairman of ECA, and Dr. Kurt Stockmann, former vice president of the German Competition Authority. Professor El Garf’s presentation highlighted the relationship between enhancing competition and increasing investments and the challenges that ECA has to address. Dr. Stockman, on the other hand, shed light on his experience with the German Competition Authority and how it was able to overcome the challenges facing the investment climate.
Master of Economics of the Middle East (EMEA) - April 2016 call
The M.Sc. Economics of the Middle East (EMEA) is a two years joint degree Master’s programme which combines a thorough education in economic analysis with applications to the economies of the MENA region. The programme’s explicit focus on institutional economics allows students to acquire detailed knowledge pertaining to the analysis and the design of economic reform processes. The programme is jointly offered by Philipps-Universität Marburg and Lebanese American University (LAU).
Call for application starts on 1 April 2016 on http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb02/studies/study-programmes/emea?language_sync=1 Official deadline is on 15 July 2016 (all papers handed in); early applications before 10 May can be assisted with finding university campus housing in Marburg.
Visits of the Wafedin Scholars to different places in Egypt
Within the framework of the Wafedin Scholarship program which is funded by the Egyptian government and administrated by the DAAD, among the last 3 months the German Students has visited the following places, the German Archeological Institute (DAI), the Arab League premises and Tunis Village in Fayoum.
1. The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) Visit
On Monday, 29th of February 2016 the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organized a visit to in Cairo for the German Wafedin to the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). The DAI is a research institution under the auspices of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. In Egypt it works in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities on archaeological projects concerning the Egyptian history of all eras, from prehistory to modernity. The DAI Cairo maintains the second-largest archaeology library in Egypt as well as important archives and its own editorial office.
Ms. Isolde Lehnert, qualified diploma librarian at the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo, welcomed the participants with an informative introduction about the history of the institute. The inventory is founded on the collection of Egyptologist Ludwig Keimer (1892-1957), which the DAI acquired in 1957.
Ms Lehnert then took the students on a tour through the different sections of the library, explaining their organizational structure with labels as well as the DAI‘s online search system. The ZENON catalogue facilitate not only the process of searching a book among the currently 20.000 available books in Cairo but also provides access to all DAI-library books worldwide.
2. The Arab League Visit
On 16th February 2016, a group of German students had the chance to visit the League of Arab States and get an inside view of the mechanisms and tasks of this institution. An introduction was given by Mrs. Samia Bibars, head of the Department for Culture and Dialogue at the Arab League.
The Arab League was established in 1945, the long floors and high ceilings, decorated with colorful mosaic, impressed its visitors by its elegance. As was mentioned in the introductory session, the Arab League aims to promote the relations between the 22 member states and to enhance their common interests and welfare. Decisions were used to be decided by consensus; this process was changed to two-thirds majority.
Mrs. Samia Bibars gave additional information about her Department of Culture Dialogue. One of the topics they are working on is to spread a positive image of the Arab World. Within this goal they are following several strategies. Emphasizing the importance of multiculturalism and pointing out that it is enriching the societies and especially preventing conflicts. Mrs. Bibars also mentioned the aim of guaranteeing freedom of opinions and therefore the importance of interfacing a dialogue with different religions, cultures etc. She summed up her introduction with the words that her department’s work aims to "build bridges between civilizations”.
Moreover, Dr. Kamal Hassan, from Azhar University, gave the students information about the history of Al-Azhar and its’ role as the most ancient religious institution in the world. Dr. Kamal Hassan discussed one of the important topics worldwide which is the challenge of combating the ideology of extremest groups, such as Daesh. Here, He referred to the interfaith dialogue initiative made by Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar called "House of Egyptian Family”. It comprises Al-Azhar, the Coptic Church, Orthodox Church, the Coptic Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church and the Anglican Episcopal Church. The initiative pursue several aims, such as focusing on the common grounds between Muslims and Christians but also to understand differences and therefore respecting the right of having opposite opinions.
After these two rich informative lectures, the students got a guided tour through the huge building. They visited the plenary hall, had a look inside the internal library and had a last glance into the garden before being accompanied out, back to Tahrir Square’s soundscape.
3. One day trip to Fayoum
On 21st January 2016, the DAAD invited the German scholarship holders to a day trip to Fayoum. During the visit the students had the possibility to get to know more of the Hellenistic period in this area and to visit the Ptolemaic Temple.
On arrival in Tunis village, located in far western corner of Fayoum, the doors of Magdy Sidhom’s villa stood open to enjoy some tea and coffee in the garden. After taking a deep breath of fresh countryside air, Prof. Cornelia Römer, expert of papyrology and DAAD-lecturer at Ain Shams University, held a short presentation summing up the engineering capabilities of the Greeks who came to the Fayoum in the 1st century BC and laid the foundation of the still functioning irrigation system of this 70 x 60 km wide area. By analyzing excavation findings and reading ancient papyri, Prof. Römer also revealed a lot of interesting details about the formation of a multi-cultural society in the Fayoum were Greek and Egyptian Culture mixed together in private but also in business relations.
Carrying new knowledge and idea about the history of this place, the group visited the Ptolemaic Temple of the ancient village of Dion ysias, which had around 1000 tax-paying inhabitants at this time . Blue sky, oasis bordered by desert over the remains of the Ptolemaic and Roman settlement, the temple’s roof gave a stunning overview of the area. Walking through the temple, Prof. Cornelia Römer gave information about its architecture and religious meaning for the Greeks, who had built this temple honoring the rich Egyptian afterlife culture.
After lunch in Tunis village, well satisfied, the group explored the village and visited the local pottery school, where a variety of handmade tableware is on display for sale. Well equipped with nice souvenirs the group set off back to crowded Cairo. This trip was a nice opportunity to get a new impression of Egypt’s diversity next to the metropolitan areas of Cairo.
DAAD Project Support Meeting on 23rd of February 2016
The DAAD Cairo Office has hosted a meeting for projects coordinators’ of various DAAD funding programs on the 23rd of February 2016 at its premises in Zamalek. The aim of this meeting was to explore projects from different study fields and disciplines and to exchange knowledge and experiences practiced in each project.
About 40 running projects within the framework of the Egyptian-German DAAD partnership were presented in the meeting. Each program coordinator has showed the marketing tools for his project , e.g. through university or faculty websites, social media, conferences and the opportunity provided by DAAD to use its own marketing channels such as the newsletter, website, Facebook, etc. In addition, further DAAD and other funding sources were discussed and each program has presented its upcoming events and future plans.
From its side, DAAD will assured its continuous support for these projects throughout different levels; by visiting these projects where is possible, disseminate the information on a wider platform, furthermore, DAAD will provide these programs with capacity building through its "DAAD Kairo Akademie" in reserved modules on project marketing, project management and others as well as by active networking.
The event was followed by a podium discussion under the title "Cross Cultural Perceptions on scientific objects: considering the examples of Water and human Body.” The guest speakers were Prof. Dr. Abdel Meguid Kassem, Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Department at Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University and Dr. Markus Steinmayr from Centre for Higher Education Development and Quality Enhancement (CHEDQE) at Duisburg-Essen University. Dr. Rasha Sharaf from Helwan University moderated the discussion.
The discussion was part of the series "Dialogue on Social Innovation” which is jointly organized by the Cairo offices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB).
Curriculum Development Workshop of the Interdisciplinary Master Program "Resource Efficient Cities” (IMaREC)
"The 3rd workshop on the Curriculum Development of the Interdisciplinary Master Program "Resource Efficient Cities” (IMaREC) was hosted by ASU in Cairo, Egypt during the period 29th Feb – 3rd March 2016. Three partner universities of the CNRD network have participated in the workshop: TH Köln, Germany; KU, Kenya; and UASLP, Mexico.
The opening public seminar introduced IMaREC - as a part of CNRD activities - to more than 80 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), staff members and a representative of the DAAD Cairo office. Three initial presentations by professors from TH Köln, KU, and UASLP invited discussion on sustainable urban development, urban system metabolism, and the resource efficient city.
The workshop took place in a very constructive and friendly atmosphere and concluded by an excursion to SEKEM organization for organic industries as a role model for sustainable development. With inputs on system theory, creative thinking methods and didactics, the group produced a full curricular structure and the requirements of the M.Sc. program in terms of study tracks, levels, modules, credits, and awards. The drafted setup is built from core modules, three major track lines, a set of tools and methods modules, aligned with an interdisciplinary project module. The full program description with all technical terms and the detailed module handbook are currently under development to apply for approval with the authorities before end of March 2016 and subsequent accreditation, with the target to launch the full program this fall at ASU in Cairo, and to later roll it out to the CNRD partners."
IMaREC is an Interdisciplinary Master Program on "Resource Efficient Cities” that is currently jointly being developed by a number of partners including Ain Shams University, Egypt; TH Köln University of Applied Sciences, Germany; Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Kenyatta University, Kenya and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia under the umbrella of the global CNRD-Exceed Network of excellence of universities.
IMaREC targets to qualify graduates and professionals who are involved in planning, design and management of cities with competences and skills that enable them to deal with real life problems and respond to current pressing challenges in cities using an integrated approach, given the principle of city as a system of all sectors to provide the basic functions for its inhabitants.
For further information, kindly contact:
Ain Shams University
Dr. Marwa Khalifa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Johannes Hamhaber: email@example.com
RHCD: DOUBLE MASTER PROGRAM: 'REVITALIZATION OF HISTORIC CITY DISTRICTS'
EARN TWO MASTER CERTIFICATES in ONLY TWO YEARS from an Egyptian - GERMAN Double Degree Master Program in Urban Design.
The aim of the master program is to communicate urban rehabilitation and revitalization strategies and concepts for the different situations and challenges of historic city districts, especially of the cities and regions of the involved universities.
The program emphasis on: revitalization of historic city districts with an integrated approach on urban design, sustainability as a basic aspect of all modules, intensive practical experience, building up on the strength of each participating university.
Target group of the program are graduates who are interested to respond the urgent needs in Urban Design for the Revitalization of Historic City Districts. With successful completion of the double Master Program the participants are awarded with two degrees from each of the universities, one of the master thesis supervisors is coming from. "Master of Science” (M.Sc.). The alumni of the program are qualified for a professional career in all institutions, which are involved in design and management processes for historic cities.
Available Scholarships for FALL 2016:
FIRST: SIX scholarships from ERASMUS +: for any graduate from Cairo University OR registered post graduate students in Cairo University.
COVERED EXPENSES: Travel costs and accommodation costs: 360 Euros + 5 months x 800 Euros (total 4360 Euros). For the holders of the scholarships BTU will not charge the tuition fee for the winter term 2016/ 2017.
SECOND: TWO scholarships from ZIZINIA ARDIC- El Asher For Real Estate Development & Investment; Tatweer Misr for Touristic Investment and Land Development for any graduate from any Egyptian university.
COVERED EXPENSES: 100,000 Egyptian pounds, mostly covering expenses of the two years.
THIRD: CAEDS: 1 Full scholarship for one TA from Cairo University.
COVERED EXPENSES: All tuition fees+ travel costs and accomodation in Germany for 5 months.
All details are enclosed in the poster.
For TOEFL OR IELTS, certificates can be submitted before end of April 2016, in case of acceptance.
Online form: http://goo.gl/forms/gt5vSRo4Nu
For any enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
40 Egyptian researchers awarded the German Egyptian Long-term Scholarship for the academic year 2015 2016 in a festive event
In the context of the 7th call of the German Egyptian long-term Scholarship Program (GERLS), the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) celebrated the GERLS awarding ceremony at the premises of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Zamalek on 21st September 2015. The event took place in the presence of H.E. Mr. Julius Georg Luy, German Ambassador to Egypt, Prof. Hossam El Malehy, First Undersecretary of State, Head of Scientific and Culture Mission Abroad and Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, the Director of the DAAD Cairo Office.
During the ceremony H.E. Ambassador Julius Georg Luy, Prof. Hossam El Malehy and Dr. Roman Luckscheiter handed over the awarding certificates to 40 scholarship holders, who have been granted the GERLS scholarship out of 231 candidates applied for that competitive program. Scholars will spend up to 4 years at a University in Germany.
The German Egyptian Research Long term Scholarship Final Selection of GERLS Call 2015/16
The final selection interviews of the GERLS 7th call for the academic year 2015/16 took place from the 20th till 22nd March 2015 at the premises of the DAAD Cairo office.
96 candidates have been interviewed by distinguished independent bi-national selection committee and 45 candidates have been finally accepted.
The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are jointly calling for the long term PhD program "German Egyptian Research Long term Scholarship” (GERLS) for 7th time. This collaboration is a continuation of the academic and scientific cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Federal Republic of Germany which has lasted for decades. The GERLS program is a successful outcome of the German-Egyptian Year of Science & Technology in 2007, which has resulted to four jointly financed programs between the Egyptian and the German side.
The GERLS program is offered for candidates, who desire to obtain or complete their PHD at one of the German Universities under the supervision of German professors. The program offers up to 81 scholarships for young motivated doctoral candidates and researchers.
Seven graduates of the German Schools in Egypt receive a scholarship from the DAAD and the Sawiris Foundation
A reception was held on the 9th of June in the DAAD Cairo Office in which the DAAD and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development awarded seven graduates of the German Schools in Egypt with the stipends of their commonly conducted scholarship program. Only the best graduates of each year of the German schools in Egypt with an average grade of at least 1,5 are eligible to apply for the scholarship program.
"Our seven scholarship holders did not only show an outstanding school performance but also competed successfully with candidates from more than 50 countries in the final selections at the DAAD Bonn and won seven scholarships from 125 scholarships worldwide for Egypt. Additionally they convinced us that they are willing to contribute to the development of the Egyptian society and to strengthen the ties between Egypt and Germany. We congratulate you wholeheartedly and wish you all the best for your studies in Germany ”, Ms. Mona Ayoub and Ms. Petra Bogenschneider passed the greetings of Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, director of the DAAD Cairo Office, to the scholarship holders.
This is the eleventh time that the international DAAD scholarship program "Deutsche Auslandsschulen” took place in cooperation with the Sawiris Foundation. The scholarship enables the graduates to conduct studies in a field of their choice at a German university. The program’s main objective is to foster the talent of young people who, after having studied at a German institution, will be able to contribute to the development of their country.
"I particularly remember from the talks with the scholarship holders during the preselection that many of them told us that they would like to show the Germans the whole picture of Egypt. And this is how we understand your role: you are ‘bridge-builders’ between Germany and Egypt” as Ramesh de Silva, head of the department for culture and education at the German Embassy in Cairo, pointed out during his speech.
The five scholarship holders of the DAAD are Bassel Katamish (DEO), Aisha Elfeky (DEO), Maria Labib (DEO), Mennathallah Balbaa (DSB Alexandria) and Mariam Sobhi (DSB Kairo). In addition the Sawiris Foundation awarded two scholarships to Hania Elkersh (DSB Kairo) and Nour Nasr (DSB Kairo).
The DAAD and the Sawiris Foundation congratulate all scholarship holders and wish them all the best for their studies in Germany.
Peer Expert Symposium "GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS” on 30 April