CAIRO—Architecture students from two universities in Egypt and Italy have just completed a joint academic programme that grants them dual degrees and, for the Egyptian students, opens new opportunities in Europe.
Under the programme, 23 students at Egypt’s Ain Shams University and Italy’s Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria earned a master’s degree from the Italian university and a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Ain Shams.
Professors in the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams started the cooperation by asking their Italian counterparts to host a study workshop. The project then turned into a joint degree programme for students from the two universities. (See a related article, “Report Explores How to Improve Arab-European Educational Exchanges.”)