Zewail City and Banque Misr Establish Economics Center and Scholarship Fund

Dr. Zewail and Mr. Mohammed Barkat after signing the MOU

Zewail City of Science and Technology and Banque Misr have partnered to establish the Talaat Harb Center for Economics and Global Affairs at Zewail City and to establish a scholarship fund for The University of Science and Technology students.

The partnership agreement was signed on 26 June, 2012 by the chairmen of both boards, Dr Ahmed Zewail on behalf of Zewail City and Mr Mohamed Barakat on behalf of Banque Misr.

Banque Misr will provide a fund of 25 million Egyptian Pounds over a three year period to establish the Talaat Harb Center. The bank will be involved in training and joint research with the faculty of the center.

Banque Misr will also support outstanding students to study at The University of Science and Technology through a scholarship fund program that will benefit five percent of the student body.

During the signing ceremony Dr Ahmed Zewail gave an overview of the City achievements after an expose of the mission and vision, describing how the City will be the bridge to the future for Egypt.


For further details, contact Zewail City Director of Communications and Development, Nadia El-Awady, at: press at zewailcity dot edu dot eg.

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