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CAIRO, July 26 , 2018 (MENA) - Cairo University ranked number one among the top ten universities in Egypt under the Scimago Institutions Rankings.

The German University in Cairo (GUC ) ranked second at the Egyptian universities' level, while the Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (EJUST) came in the third position.

Under the same ranking index, Alexandria University came fourth on the Egyptian universities' top ten list.

Ain Shams University ranked no 5 and El Mansoura University came 6th, followed by Assiut University which came in the 7th position and Al Azhar University which settled at the 8th.

The American University in Cairo came ninth in the ranking and Zaqaziq University was tenth.

At the international level, Cairo University ranked 521, the GUC was 569 and EJUST 584, according to the Scimago Institutions Rankings.

Scimago Institutions Rankings is a science evaluation resource to assess worldwide universities and research-focused institutions. Academic and research-focused institutions are ranked by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation outputs and societal impact. 

In statements on Thursday, Cairo University President Mohamed Osman el Khesht said the university seeks to bolster cooperation with its international peers in various fields of knowledge and scientific research.

Gazette Staff

CAIRO, July 8, 2018 - Cairo University on Sunday launched the activities of the future leaders' camp with more than 600 students participating.

It was held under the slogan of "Developing the Egyptian mind." It aims at opening a new era based on scientific thought. The event will end in mid-August.

In his opening address, the President of Cairo University, Dr Mohamed Othman el-Khosht, said that attention to mental development was needed. Egypt cannot achieve progress through agriculture and industry alone. Changing people's wrong ideas and thoughts was a necessity.

It was important to hone the students' critical thinking, creativity and innovation. The students should participate in developing scientific research and contributing to building their society, Dr el-Khosht said.

CAIRO, July 3, 2018 (MENA) - Cairo University President Mohamed Othman el-Khesht had talks on Tuesday with Japanese Ambassador here Takehiro Kagawa on means of promoting cooperation between Cairo University and Japanese universities.

In a statement on Tuesday, el-Khesht said the talks tackled means of exchanging students and furthering cooperation in the academic, research and cultural domains.

He noted that Cairo University had inked several cooperation protocols with Japanese universities.

He suggested establishing a joint academic degree for post graduate students in the fields of media, agriculture and economy in addition to offering joint academic programs for researchers.

He also suggested that Cairo and Hiroshima universities have a joint master's degree under the theme of "for perpetual peace".

The talks also addressed means of accelerating work  for expanding and developing Abu el Rish Hospital which is bankrolled by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

CAIRO, June 12, 2018 (MENA) - President of Cairo University Mohamed Osman El Khosht met on Tuesday with Kazakh Ambassador in Cairo Arman Isagaliev.

The meeting tackled ways of boosting cooperation between Cairo University and the universities in Kazakhstan.

Khosht said that the university welcomes cooperation with Kazakhstan in the educational and research fields as well as cultural exchange, stressing the depth of ties between Egypt and Kazakhstan.

He pointed out that Cairo University seeks to cooperate with research entities in Kazakhstan in the agricultural, industrial and energy domains.

Meanwhile, Isagaliev asserted the historic relations between the two countries, adding that Egypt is a strategic and main partner for Kazakhstan.

He said that he is looking forward to further cooperation with Egypt in the educational and research fields, adding that his country has unique specializations in the space studies.

CAIRO, May 27, 2018(MENA) - Abul-Rish Children's Hospital will have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner thanks to an allocation of LE 23 million from Cairo University to which the hospital is affiliated.

The step is part of a plan to develop the facility to be able to diagnose some children diseases, said Cairo University President Mohamed Osman el-Khesht in a press release.

He said that the university is going ahead in implementing the development plan.