CS&E Welcomes Egypt University of Informatics Students in New Partnership
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering welcomed the first cohort of students from the Egypt University of Informatics (EUI). Seven EUI students were accepted into the major and will begin taking online courses through the University of Minnesota starting this fall. The agreement is part of Egypt’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) initiative to enhance specialized training in advanced technologies, equipping Egyptian graduates to compete successfully in the digitally driven economy. In addition to the University of Minnesota, MCIT has also partnered with Purdue University to offer degrees in computer engineering and information security.
Established in 2021, the new partnership enables EUI students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota while taking courses at EUI and the U of M. Students in the new program will attend EUI, which MCIT has established in Knowledge City in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, and then transfer to the U of M after meeting all academic requirements.
EUI computer science students will spend their first two academic years in Egypt taking pre-approved courses that were vetted to match the CS&E curriculum in Minnesota. During their third year, students can apply for admission to the major through the College of Science and Engineering at the U of M. Once accepted, the newly transferred students will take courses online while still in Egypt. Their fourth academic year will take place in person at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus.
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering looks forward to welcoming this first cohort of students to online courses this fall and eventually on campus in the near future. For more information about this partnership, please visit the EUI website.