German University in Cairo
University description (as per official university website)
The German University in Cairo, GUC, is an Egyptian Private University founded by the presidential decree 27/2002, according to the law number 101/1992 and its executive regulations number 355/1996.
GUC is established in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, The State University of Tuebingen and The State University of Mannheim.
The German University in Cairo`s Mission is to:
Achieve excellence in teaching and research.
Offer non-traditional study programs in science and technology that are built on modern curricula in collaboration with the German State Universities and other international institutions.
Produce the most comprehensively prepared, multidisciplinary and innovative graduates being able to interact effectively with the challenges and competitions created by global economy and being competent to play leading roles in their areas of specializations.
Attract students of high potentialities.
Provide the chance for students from neighbouring countries to pursue their studies and obtain their academic degrees at international standards.
Award annual scholarships for distinguished students, thus promoting talent and excellence among students.
Create an excellent and self-contained intellectual atmosphere of work and study for both staff and students.
Develop scientific, cultural and business links with the national and international institutions in Egypt, Germany and other countries.
Apply state-of-the-art information technology in teaching and research.
Open new channels for Egyptian-German cooperation in higher education and in basic and industrial research.
Provide continuous training and professional services to the public, thus helping individuals to acquire up-to-date knowledge and experience.
Commit itself to the training and development of academic and non-academic staff as key resources to the success of GUC.
GUC is committed to the Total Quality Management philosophy with respect to:
Students and Alumni
Offering top quality education for students to ensure complete satisfaction during the whole course of study at GUC and upon graduation, either with a job placement or with further postgraduate studies.
Ensuring complete satisfaction of parents with respect to cost-benefit relationship as well as their children's welfare.
Providing training, development and continuous improvement for staff (academic and non-academic) to ensure the highest performance standards of education and research output.
Offering social activities and community services to contribute to the social and economic well being of its local and national community.
Serving and developing partnership with local, national and international business and industrial sectors as employers of GUC graduates as well as through research projects, training and as partners in developing knowledge, practice and applications.
Patron and Partner Universities
Developing, strengthening and expanding the mutual and multilateral relations with respect to teaching, research and exchange of students based on quality, intensity and mutual benefits and interests.
History & Facts
The German University in Cairo, GUC, is an Egyptian Private University founded by the presidential decree 27/2002, according to the law number 101/1992 and its executive regulations number 355/1996. GUC is established in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education , the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.
GUC is established under the patronage of:
The State University of Ulm
The State University of Stuttgart
and in cooperation with and support of :
The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education
The German Embassy in Cairo
The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany.
The Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)
The State University of Mannheim
The State University of Tuebingen
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Center for International Migration (CIM)
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule Kairo
Deutsche Schule der Borromäerinnen Kairo (Cairo, Alexandria)
High-demand Study Programs
High-demand, non-traditional fields of study are offered at GUC. Labour market studies indicated the real and urgent need for such programs.
German technical expertise and advancement in the fields of study are ensured through cooperation with the partner State Universities and other State and Federal German institutions.
Double Accreditation of Degrees Awarded
Fully recognized courses and degrees by both the Egyptian and the German partner universities.
Internationally recognized degrees
GUC graduates can proceed directly to continue their postgraduate studies in Germany or other countries.
Practice-oriented teaching strategies, where up to 50% of the study load is practical courses, thus giving GUC students the skills needed subsequently in the work environment.
Field studies inside and outside Egypt are included in the study programs.
Training opportunities and internships are scheduled during the study programs.
Research project for graduation is mandatory.
Partnership and strong links with business and industry in both Egypt and Germany.
Promising Career Opportunities
Excellent career opportunities are awaiting GUC graduates in national and multinational organizations.
Excellent Learning Environment
Excellent learning environment fostering independent individuals with multicultural experience, developing creativity and originality in GUC students.
State-of-the-art technologies and facilities are used in teaching, learning and research.
Very friendly campus life with various athletic, social and cultural activities.
English is the Teaching Language
Teaching language is English, while German is taught to allow the exchange of GUC students with other German universities and to facilitate their training in German companies.
Highly qualified German & Egyptian staff
GUC students are taught by experts in the field. The teaching staff consists of highly qualified German academics from the State Universities of Ulm, Stuttgart and other German state universities together with highly qualified Egyptian professors, who are completely aware of the German system.
A limited number of students are accepted annually.
Small classes allow personal attention, better interactions and better understanding of study material.
25 scholarships are offered every year for the best graduates of Al-Thanawia Al-Amma and its equivalent, where students will be completely exempted from the study fees.
GUC provides a balanced program of scholarships offered to outstanding students joining GUC and during the years of academic study.
System of Study
GUC is committed to using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Its credit point system is used as the basis for transferring marks and credits for students records to create international curricular compatibility, facilitating academic recognition according to European standards.
Research activities at GUC run parallel to the educational program, thus integrating research and education.
GUC is committed to collaborating with a wide range of the industry and business sectors on research projects on the national and international levels.
Internships and Student Exchange Programs
GUC students have internships and training opportunities in Germany and Egypt during their study programs. Furthermore, they have the chance to participate in the student exchange programs offered at GUC.