The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters wants to stop campus protests that do not have official permission.
Street protests against the military-backed government have subsided, leaving campus protests as a focal point of political friction.
The military-backed interim government wants to give guards on campuses the power to investigate allegations and turn evidence over to public prosecutors. Many fear the measure could cramp political and academic freedom.
The interim cabinet has many members who are professors better known for their academic expertise than their political affiliations.
When Egypt student election results were announced they indicated that students could be independent of the political domination of the Muslim Brotherhood. But now the election’s results may get thrown out.
A federal court has struck down the right of the Egyptian education ministry to enforce twice-a-year evaluations on University of Alexandria professors. Opponents of the evaluations said the government should not be interfering in such university matters. Now professors at other Egyptian universities may seek similar rulings.
Student strikers at the British University of Egypt said it was trying to profit from them, while administrators said they were just trying to pass on real costs. The university president has resigned.