Newsletter 2016 - 04

November 2016. Scientific Group Meeting at Cairo University to finalize the structure of the Master

A coordination Meeting was organized on November 28th in Cairo to define goals, objectives and structure of the new high quality Master on Sustainable Land Management and discuss project activities development for the following months. 


Three scientific members from each local University and two representatives from each European HEIs participated in the event. Meeting decisions were basically related to objectives and structure of the Sustainable Land Management Master.

Particular attention was given to Master contents in order to finalize it. All partners agreed on the final structure of the Master course consisting of 2 years, one foundation and one specialization for a total of 120 ECTS credits. As seminars are mandatory in Egypt, they have been included in the proposal. 

With reference to the accreditation procedure, all the scientific degrees should be accredited by the Agricultural Education Sector of the Supreme Council of Universities (AESC-SCU). The curricula has to be submitted both in English and in Arabic. 

 The participants agreed that a declaration stating the decisions taken during the meeting will be submitted to the Presidents of the 4 Egyptian Universities. The following steps will be to develop the course specs by the teachers of each Egyptian universities and start the accreditation and tendering procedures.