Starting in September 2021, Ryerson University will expand its programming into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the launch of a satellite campus in Cairo, Egypt.
Ryerson’s Cairo campus, whose physical presence will be facilitated by Universities of Canada in Egypt, will give local students the opportunity to earn a Ryerson degree in an environment that emulates the Canadian university experience.
Cairo campus will offer select programs through the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS).
FCAD’s degree programming will include media production, sports media, and fashion, while FEAS’ offerings will include civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
The first cohort will begin classes in September 2021, and both faculties intend to expand their degree programming in the future.
Ryerson will oversee academic programming, course quality, and admission decisions, as the Cairo campus programs will follow the same curriculum offered to students in Canada.
All faculty and staff – at least 50 percent of whom are anticipated to be Canadian citizens – are being hired with Ryerson’s oversight and are subject to Canadian post-secondary hiring standards.
Ryerson will also determine tuition fees for programs according to Egyptian market rates.
“Well known as a community and city builder, Ryerson is moving onto the world stage to deliver smart and scalable solutions to global challenges,” says Mohamed Lachemi, president and vice-chancellor.
“This exciting partnership with Universities of Canada in Egypt, and new educational model, will make Ryerson’s strong academic programming available to more students as we continue to enhance the international scope of our aspirations and influence,” he added.
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