The Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology (E-Just), through which Japan helps Egypt offer advanced science and technology education and research, announced on Aug. 2 that it will launch four-year undergraduate programs starting this September. The school was initially designed to offer graduate programs and train researchers, but it will set up engineering and business departments to deepen collaboration with industry and train business-savvy personnel.
E-Just was opened in 2010 at the request of the Egyptian government. The campus is outside Alexandria and offers engineering programs. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is its main supporter. Japan’s leading universities, such as Kyoto University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, send researchers to the university as well.
The school will set up departments on engineering as well as international business and humanities. Lectures on business management using Japanese companies as business models are scheduled to be offered. (Abridged)