School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (PPAD) makes a direct effort to engage Asian scholars and students and plans to do so in the future. GAPP already has MoUs with universities in China, Japan and Singapore. (It has witnessed a small but increasing number of Asian students into its programs and courses).
The School has had annual events with Indian and Chinese think tanks and universities. During the next few months, GAPP will co-host the South Korean Middle East Annual Conference in Soul. It will also receive a group of Chinese students from Tsinghua University from January 22 to February 3, 2018. The objective of the program is to provide exposure to Tsinghua students to the economic, cultural and social environments of Egypt and is designed to cover multiple disciplines. The participating students come usually from diverse academic backgrounds, for example, School of Economics and Management, School of Life Sciences, School of Humanities, School of Architecture, School of Information Science and Technology, and others.
In addition to that, GAPP has as a member of its International Advisory Board a distinguished Professor who served previously as Vice President for Peking University and currently as President of Shanghai International Studies University.
Dean Nabil Fahmy said “This outreach is not coincidental, we are a school of global affairs determined to provide a worldwide view for our local students and engage foreigners to better understand our region. Asia will have an increasing influence, global role and greater interest in the Middle East region in particular. At GAPP, we are determined to be a bridge of understanding.”