College President and Egyptian President meet to discuss Memorandum of Understanding
02 Nov 2021
Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi have met to discuss future collaboration.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab Republic of Egypt recently signed a memorandum of understanding on July 27th between his excellency Prof Abdel Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on behalf of the Egyptian government and President Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College. Under the partnership, both organisations will work together to promote and advance standards of surgical, medical, and dental care in Egypt and will facilitate the delivery of face-to-face elements of the College’s highly regarded FRCS (Ophthalmology) examinations. A new joint examination centre for Ophthalmology in Cairo will be opened in 2022 within the existing campus infrastructure.
Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi came together to discuss the new programme that will identify opportunities to develop postgraduate education, training, and assessment in support of healthcare professionals.
Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow commented:
“Our partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research represents a positive step forward in supporting the next generation of teaching, research, and technology in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
“The College already has a strong connection with Egypt and our International Advisors will play a key role in supporting a smooth roll out of the programme, ensuring practical implementation across the medical and health sector. We’re proud to have this agreement in place which will see our relationship with Egypt grow from strength to strength for the benefit of those keen to work in this field of healthcare.”
HE Professor Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research commented:
“Egypt’s future is tied to the development of our youth. Part of that growth and development will come from nurturing the innovation and talent we have here in our country and the region.
“We are delighted to partner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow to bring their premier teaching, research, and technology experience to Egypt and expanding our capabilities to support the growth of this cooperation.”
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