Breakfast Briefing with HE Prof Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research

  • 20/11/2019
  • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, W1J 7PY London


The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce, Department for International Trade and Egyptian British Business Council have the pleasure to invite you to join us at a Breakfast Briefing with Egypt's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, HE Prof. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, at 08.45am for a 9am start on Wednesday 20 November, in the Sovereigns Room of the RAF Club at 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY.

In 2018, Egypt signed an MoU with the UK with the aim to facilitate the establishment of branches in Egypt for leading British universities. In July that year, the law permitting the establishment of branches of foreign universities was passed by Parliament, and in August of the same year the law was issued with a presidential decree; since then a number of new high-profile UK/Egypt education partnerships have been created.

Egypt’s vision is to make the country a regional hub of excellence in the field of higher education and scientific research. Education is considered a priority sector for development following the completion of Egypt’s IMF-backed economic reform programme. Egypt’s young population and rapid urban expansion further creates significant opportunities for UK higher education institutions to establish a presence in Egypt.

About the Speaker

Prof. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar is currently the Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Egypt. Professor Khaled Atef Abdel-Ghaffar headed the Department of Oral Medicine, Gum, Diagnosis and Radiology at the Faculty of DentistryAin Shams University (2009 to 2015), and served as Dean of Dentistry in Ain Shams (2014) and Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research. 

Awarded the State Encouragement Prize in Medical Sciences, he also received other accolades including IADR Edward Hatton Award for Best Research in Seattle Washington, USA, and Unilever Travel Award Winner IADR Best Research. He was also recently elected to the Honorary Fellow in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. 

Prof. Abdel-Ghaffar ranked second for best research, Euro-Perio Paris France in 1994, and first for best research at Ain-Shams University in 1999. He has participated in many international conferences related to higher education, has 30 international publications, 20 international peer reviewers, and supervised over 150 MSc and PhD researches.

Register online to attend this event. 

The event will start at 9am and finish at 11am.  Coffee, tea and croissants will be served from 08.45am.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact the Chamber team directly for more information.