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GUC celebrates 15th anniversary and the Graduation of Class 2017

In GUC News
Friday, October 06, 2017

On the occasion of the GUC 15th anniversary and the Graduation of Class 2017 that includes more than 2100 B.Sc. M.Sc., MBA, and PhD; German University in Cairo campus hosted more than 500 officials from Ulm, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Bonn as well as different German and Egyptian officials.

On this occasion – that marks the GUC 15th anniversary – Prof. Ashraf Mansour, GUC Prime Founder and The Chairman of the Board of Trustees gave a speech where he expressed his full support, pride, and honor to have such an achievement. He asked every graduate to pursue the path of learning that was initiated by the GUC. He expressed his happiness to have such a noble gathering that marks a cornerstone for a fruitful future. He expressed the fact that GUC as a binational German/Egyptian institute benchmarks a success story and a model to follow in different aspects.

The guest speakers included Assistant to the Egyptian President for National and Strategic Projects H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Mehelb, German Ambassador to Egypt H.E Julius George Luy, President of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Prof. Margret Wintermantel, and DAAD General Secretary Dr. Dorothea Rueland.

GUC guests included DAAD Head of German Study Offers in the Near East, Asia, Africa and Latin America Frau Isabell Mering, and President of Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig Prof. Dr. Thomas Locher.

GUC guests also included Regional Manager of Baden-Württemberg International Cooperation Ms. Alexandra Ahmed, Head of International Office at ULM University Frau Daniela Englisch, Deputy Director of International Office Stuttgart University Mrs. Marion Hoecke, Vice-President for Research and International Cooperation HTW Berlin Prof. Mathias Knaut, Honorary Chairman of the Economic board Germany CEO Institute for Management GmbH Mr. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Zeitel, Managing Director RIVA GmbH Engineering Mr. Hermann Puettmer, Shareholder RIVA Immobilien Mr. Michele Bonfiglio, Partner at Dr Horn Economic Consultancy and Chartered Dr. Ulrich Zuern, CEO Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Engineers Eng. Daniel Sander, Former German Ambassador to Egypt Baron Paul Von Maltzahn, Director for Research and Academic Relations Policy and Cultural Relations Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Germany Frau Heidrun Tempel, and Director of DAAD Egypt Dr. Roman Luckscheiter.

Prof. Mahmoud Hashem Abdelkader asked the graduates to excel in every field of business and to be always proud of being a GUCian.

Assistant to the Egyptian President for National and Strategic Projects H.E Eng. Ibrahim Mehleb shared his enthusiasm about the role that GUC plays in knowledge and technology transfer between Germany and Egypt.

The German Ambassador to Egypt, H.E Julius George Luy, gave a speech marking the excellent cooperation and Education model that GUC leads.  He expressed his appreciation to the role that GUC plays in strengthening the cooperation between Germany and Egypt.

President of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD Prof. Margret Wintermantel asked the graduates to pursue their role in strengthening the German-Egyptian cooperation. She expressed her gratitude to the role that GUC is representing in the field of education.

Deans of Pharmacy and biotechnology, Information Engineering and technology, Architecture and Urban Design gave speeches that mark a new phase for the graduates’ life.

In addition, GUC celebrated the graduation of M.Sc. MBA, and PhD for Class 2017. Faculty of postgraduate studies vice Dean conducted the GUC pledge where it was preceded by Class 2017 group photo.

The GUC music ensemble performed a musical classical interlude featuring works by German, Egyptian, and international musicians.