Cardiff Met signs agreement with Arab Academy for Science and Technology

​01/12/2015

​Professor Antony Chapman, President and Vice Chancellor, Miss Barbara Wilding QPM, CBE, Chancellor, and Professor Ismail Abd Elghafar, President of AAST, at the signing. 

AASTProfessor Adel Samy El Menchawy, AAST, Egypt, Professor Ashraf Hatem, Secretary General of the Supreme Councils of Universities, Egypt, Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at Cardiff Met, Professor Ismail Abd Elghafar, President of the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), Dr Dalia Amara, AAST, Dr Ayman Ghoneim, AAST.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has recently signed an agreement with Transnational Education (TNE) partner in Egypt, Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) to set up a new school of architecture.

AAST is Cardiff Met’s TNE partner in Egypt, offering validation programmes in BA Accounting and Finance, BA Marketing Management, BSc Media Management and a franchise MBA programme.

On 12th November, AAST, as well as over 100 other international delegates, visited Cardiff to attend Cardiff Met’s 150th anniversary dinner at the City Hall.

During the visit, the President of AAST, Professor Ismail Abd Elghafar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work with Cardiff Met to set up a new school of architecture.

The MoU refers to an agreement to collaborate on the project to develop for approval by both universities a degree in Architectural Studies.

Professor Antony Chapman, Cardiff Met’s President and Vice Chancellor said: “We are pleased to be working with AAST after five years as a TNE partner. The strength in our partnership is demonstrated by this MoU signing to set up a new school of architecture. Cardiff Met is looking forward to expanding its provision with AAST and seeing the plans unfold for this new school”.

Professor Ismail Abd Elghafar, President of AAST, commented on the visit and the signing, saying: “AAST is proud to be partners with Cardiff Met. We are excited about this new development and were thrilled to be a part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Cardiff Met”.​​